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Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan
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Nov 02, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: history-biography
Read from October 17 to 31, 2011

A truly wonderful and scholarly behind-the-scenes account of the 1919 Paris peace talks that culminated in the ill fated Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations told by noted historian and excellent writer Margaret MacMillan, who happens also be be the great grand daughter of one of the main participants, Lloyd George, then PM of England. The good--yet failed- intentions of Wilson and others to accomplish a lasting peace based on their much touted--but poorly defined--ideal of "self determination" makes for a sober tale.
I now have a better understanding of the world in which I live and of the enormous challenges facing us if we hope to make that world more livable for all mankind. Highly recommended!

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