James Truslow Adams (1878-1949) was an American writer and historian. In 1917, he served with Colonel House on President Wilson's commission to prepare data for the Paris Peace Conference. By 1918, he was a Captain in the Military Intelligence division of the General Staff, US Army. By late 1918, he was selected for the US delegation to the Paris Peace Conference. It is believed that Adams coined the term "American Dream" in his 1931 book The Epic of America. But Truslow's coinage of the phrase had an entirely different (and much broader) meaning than what it has come to mean today. His works include: The Founding of New England (1921), Revolutionary New England (1923), New England in the Republic (1926), The Adams Family (1930) and Justice Without (1933).