Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

By Margaret MacMillan
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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 peace. In this landmark work of narrative history, Margaret MacMillan gives a dramatic and intimate view of those fateful days, which saw new political entities—Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Palestine, among them—born out of the ruins of bankrupt empires, and the borders of the modern world redrawn.

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    What a depiction of a "peace" conference that still renders conflict to this very day. Colourful characters, pomposity beyond belief and four white men with rulers and maps drawing line that would define much of the tragedy of the 20th century
    - Stuart Culbertson
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    A challenging tome detailing the development and decision making of theTreaty of Versailles and its impact on the geopolitical world we live in. MacMillan brings the global leaders and their perspectives to life. Well worth the time.
    - Peg Parnell