Paris 1919

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Paris 1919

Paris 1919

Six Months That Changed the World

  • Author: Margaret MacMillan
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 9780307432964
  • Category: History
  • Page: 624
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A landmark work of narrative history, Paris 1919 is the first full-scale treatment of the Peace Conference in more than twenty-five years. It offers a scintillating view of those dramatic and fateful days when much of the modern world was sketched out, when countries were created—Iraq, Yugoslavia, Israel—whose troubles haunt us still. Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize • Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize • Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize 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, for the first time in history, 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 wildly idealistic in his dream of a League of Nations that would resolve all future conflict peacefully, Wilson is only one of the larger-than-life characters who fill the pages of this extraordinary book. David Lloyd George, the gregarious and wily 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. Praise for Paris 1919 “It’s easy to get into a war, but ending it is a more arduous matter. It was never more so than in 1919, at the Paris Conference. . . . This is an enthralling book: detailed, fair, unfailingly lively. Professor MacMillan has that essential quality of the historian, a narrative gift.” —Allan Massie, The Daily Telegraph (London)

Intersection: Paris, 1919 (An exclusive prologue to The Ways of the World)

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Intersection: Paris, 1919 (An exclusive prologue to The Ways of the World)

Intersection: Paris, 1919 (An exclusive prologue to The Ways of the World)

  • Author: Robert Goddard
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448171245
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 12
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A digital exclusive prologue to Robert Goddard’s new thriller, The Ways of the World. 1919. The eyes of the world are on Paris, where statesmen, diplomats and politicians have gathered to discuss the fate of half the world’s nations in the aftermath of the cataclysm that was the Great War. A horde of journalists, spies and opportunists have also gathered in the city and the last thing the British diplomatic community needs at such a time is the mysterious death of a senior member of their delegation.

The Versailles Settlement

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The Versailles Settlement

The Versailles Settlement

Peacemaking in Paris, 1919

  • Author: Alan Sharp
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137611413
  • Category:
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The Anschluss Movement, 1918-1919, and the Paris Peace Conference

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The Anschluss Movement, 1918-1919, and the Paris Peace Conference

The Anschluss Movement, 1918-1919, and the Paris Peace Conference

  • Author: Alfred D. Low
  • Publisher: American Philosophical Society
  • ISBN: 9780871691033
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 495
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The Supreme Control at the Paris Peace Conference 1919 (Routledge Revivals)

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The Supreme Control at the Paris Peace Conference 1919 (Routledge Revivals)

The Supreme Control at the Paris Peace Conference 1919 (Routledge Revivals)

A Commentary

  • Author: Donald Hankey
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317567560
  • Category: History
  • Page: 206
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This book, first published in 1963, discusses the events of the Paris Peace Conference- the meeting of Allied victors following the end of World War I to set peace terms. Lord Hankey discusses the political and military terms and issues, as well as those of individual countries. This book is ideal for students of modern history.

Paris and the Spirit of 1919

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Paris and the Spirit of 1919

Paris and the Spirit of 1919

Consumer Struggles, Transnationalism and Revolution

  • Author: Tyler Stovall
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107018013
  • Category: History
  • Page: 342
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This history of Paris in 1919 explores the global implications of French political activism at the end of World War I.

Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919

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Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919

Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919

  • Author: Leonard V. Smith
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199677174
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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While the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 failed, in that it couldn't prevent WWII, Leonard V. Smith's ground-breaking work shows how it was instrumental in creating a new kind of international cooperation where national sovereignty was used to remake a new world order.

Urs Fischer

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Urs Fischer

Urs Fischer

Paris 1919

  • Author: Urs Fischer
  • Publisher: Jrp Editions
  • ISBN: 9783905770155
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 87
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Edited by Urs Fischer. Text by Rein Wolfs.

Elusive Victories

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Elusive Victories

Elusive Victories

The American Presidency at War

  • Author: Andrew J. Polsky
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199942811
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 456
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On April 4, 1864, Abraham Lincoln made a shocking admission about his presidency during the Civil War. "I claim not to have controlled events," he wrote in a letter, "but confess plainly that events have controlled me." Lincoln's words carry an invaluable lesson for wartime presidents, writes Andrew J. Polsky in this seminal book. As Polsky shows, when commanders-in-chief do try to control wartime events, more often than not they fail utterly. In Elusive Victories, Polsky provides a fascinating study of six wartime presidents, drawing larger lessons about the limits of the power of the White House during armed conflict. He examines, in turn, Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, showing how each gravely overestimated his power as commander-in-chief. In each case, these presidents' resources did not match the key challenges that recur from war to war. Both Lincoln and Johnson intervened in military operations, giving orders to specific units; yet both struggled with the rising unpopularity of their conflicts. Both Wilson and Bush entered hostilities with idealistic agendas for the aftermath, yet found themselves helpless to enact them. With insight and clarity, Polsky identifies overarching issues that will inform current and future policymakers. The single most important dynamic, he writes, is the erosion of a president's freedom of action. Each decision propels him down a path from which he cannot turn back. When George W. Bush rejected the idea of invading Iraq with 400,000 troops, he could not send such a force two years later as the insurgency spread. In the final chapter, Polsky examines Barack Obama's options in light of these conclusions, and considers how the experiences of the past might inform the world we face now. Elusive Victories is the first book to provide a comprehensive account of presidential leadership during wartime, highlighting the key dangers that presidents have ignored at their peril.