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Author MacMillan, Margaret, 1943-

Title Paris 1919 [sound recording] : [six months that changed the world] / by Margaret MacMillan.

Imprint Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Audiobook CD    940.3141 MACM    Available
Description 22 sound discs (26 hr.) : digital ; p2003, c2001.
Note Compact discs.
Subtitle from container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Performer Performed by Suzanne Toren.
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.
Subject Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
Treaty of Versailles (1919)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace.
Germany -- History -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- Boundaries.
Genre/Form Audiobooks
Added Author Toren, Suzanne.
Added Title Peacemakers
ISBN 1402568681
Music No. C2407 Recorded Books

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