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The Resource Paris 1919 : six months that changed the world, Margaret MacMillan

Paris 1919 : six months that changed the world, Margaret MacMillan

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Paris 1919 : six months that changed the world
Title
Paris 1919
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six months that changed the world
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Margaret MacMillan
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Language
eng
Summary
Between January and July 1919, after "the war to end all wars," men and women from around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center stage was an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who with his Fourteen Points seemed to promise to so many people the fulfillment of their dreams. Stern, intransigent, impatient when it came to security concerns and idealistic in his dream of a League of Nations that would resolve all future conflict peacefully, Wilson is only one of the characters who fill the pages of this book. David Lloyd George, the British prime minister, brought Winston Churchill and John Maynard Keynes. Lawrence of Arabia joined the Arab delegation. Ho Chi Minh, a kitchen assistant at the Ritz, submitted a petition for an independent Vietnam. For six months, Paris was effectively the center of the world as the peacemakers carved up bankrupt empires and created new countries. This book brings to life the personalities, ideals, and prejudices of the men who shaped the settlement. They pushed Russia to the sidelines, alienated China, and dismissed the Arabs. They struggled with the problems of Kosovo, of the Kurds, and of a homeland for the Jews. The peacemakers, so it has been said, failed dismally; above all they failed to prevent another war. Margaret MacMillan argues that they have unfairly been made the scapegoats for the mistakes of those who came later. She refutes received ideas about the path from Versailles to World War II and debunks the widely accepted notion that reparations imposed on the Germans were in large part responsible for the Second World War
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Describes the six months following the end of the First World War when leaders of the great powers, as well as men and women from all over the world, all with their own agendas, converged on Paris to shape the peace
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Award
  • Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, 2002.
  • CBA Libris Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year, 2003.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Nonfiction, 2003.
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DLC
Dewey number
940.3/141
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D644
LC item number
.M32 2002
Literary form
non fiction
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six months that changed the world
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Paris 1919 : six months that changed the world, Margaret MacMillan
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Note
Originally published: Peacemakers. London : J. Murray, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2159979
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxxi, 570 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375760525
Lccn
2002023707
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  • (OCoLC)ocm49260285
  • (OCoLC)49260285
Label
Paris 1919 : six months that changed the world, Margaret MacMillan
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Peacemakers. London : J. Murray, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2159979
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxxi, 570 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375760525
Lccn
2002023707
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49260285
  • (OCoLC)49260285

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