In this landmark work of narrative history, MacMillan brings extraordinary personalities to life. The great-granddaughter of Lloyd George, she makes use of his personal papers and gives a scintillating view of those dramatic and fateful days when much of the modern world was sketched out, when countries--Iraq, Yugoslavia, Israel--were founded ...
In this landmark work of narrative history, MacMillan brings extraordinary personalities to life. The great-granddaughter of Lloyd George, she makes use of his personal papers and gives a scintillating view of those dramatic and fateful days when much of the modern world was sketched out, when countries--Iraq, Yugoslavia, Israel--were founded whose troubles haunt the world still. 16-page photo insert.
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Very Good in very good jacket. 0375760520 Biographies & Memoirs Book Description National Bestseller New York Times Editors' Choice Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize Silver Medalist for the Arthur Ross Book Award of the Council on Foreign Relations Finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award For six months in 1919, after the end of "the war to end all wars, " the Big Three-President Woodrow Wilson, British prime minister David Lloyd George, and French premier Georges Clemenceau-met in Paris to shape a lasting peac e. In this landmark work of narrative history, Margaret MacMillan gives a d ramatic and intimate view of those fateful days, which saw new political en tities-Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Palestine, among them-born out of the ruins of bankrupt empires, and the borders of the modern world redrawn. Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly A joke circulating in Paris early in 1919 held that the peacemaking Council of Four, representing Britain, France, the U.S. and Italy, was busy preparing a "just and lasting war." Six months of parleying concluded on June 28 with Germany's coerced agreement to a treaty no Allied statesman had fully read, according to MacMillan, a history professor at the University of Toronto, in this vivid account. Although President Wilson had insisted on a League of Nations, even his own Senate would vote the league down and refuse the treaty. As a rush to make expedient settlements replaced initial negotiating inertia, appeals by many nationalities for Wilsonian self-determination would be overwhelmed by rhetoric justifying national avarice. The Italians, who hadn't won a battle, and the French, who'd been saved fr.
This has got to be one of the most important history books for our time. It was recommended to me by a friend. If you want to get a glimpse of the geo-policical climate during the lead up and after the Great War, from the view point of all European nations and peoples involved, I think this is the book for you. Thank you Margaret MacMillian for sharing your research and a job well done.
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