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Author: Margaret MacMillan Narrator: Barbara Caruso Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Modern Library Chronicles Release Date: July 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781440759918

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The author behind the New York Times best-sellers Paris 1919 and Nixon & Mao, Margaret MacMillan presents a remarkable treatise on history's importance. "MacMillan is a superb writer who can bring history to life."-Philadelphia Inquirer

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  • “Succinct yet substantial…A frequently mordant and consistently provocative indictment of the myriad ways in which history…is too often distorted, politicized, and badly mishandled.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “Provocative…Astute…Dangerous Games should be read by anyone concerned with making the public dialogue as open and honest as possible.”

    - Washington Post
  • “MacMillan is a superb writer who can bring history to life.”

    - Philadelphia Inquirer
  • “Reminds readers that history matters…This is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the importance of correctly understanding the past.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “For both historians and lay readers, this thoughtful and provocative work will be enlightening and useful.”

    - Booklist

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About the Author

Margaret MacMillan is a historian and professor at the University of Oxford, where she is Warden of St Antony’s College. She is former provost of Trinity College and professor of history at the University of Toronto and previously at Ryerson University. A leading expert on history and international relations, she is a frequent commentator in the media.

About the Narrator

Barbara Caruso, winner of numerous Earphones Awards for narration, is an accomplished actress. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she was a featured player in the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played starring roles on Broadway and in theaters across the country. She won the Alexander Scourby Reader of the Year Award for her performances of young adult fiction and has more than one hundred audiobook narrations to her credit.