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Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World Audiobook

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,375 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret MacMillan Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, renowned historian Margaret MacMillan’s bestselling Paris 1919 is the story of six remarkable months that changed the world. At the close of WWI, between January and July of 1919, delegates from around the world converged on Paris under the auspices of peace. New countries were created, old empires were dissolved, and for six months, Paris was the center of the world. Bringing to vivid life the individuals who participated in the great Peace Conference—including Woodrow Wilson, Winston Churchill, Lawrence of Arabia, and Ho Chi Minh—Paris 1919 is a landmark work of narrative history. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The history of the 1919 Paris peace talks following World War I is a blueprint of the political and social upheavals bedeviling the planet nowA wealth of colorful detail and a concentration on the strange characters many of these statesmen were keep [MacMillan’s] narrative lively.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Beautifully written, full of judgment and wisdom, Paris 1919 is a pleasure to read and vibrates with the passions of the early twentieth century and of ours.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “For anyone interested in knowing how historic mistakes can morph into later historic problems, this brilliant book is a must-read.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “MacMillan’s book reminds us of the main lesson learned at such a high cost in Paris in 1919: Peace is not something that can be imposed at the conference table. It can grow only from the hearts of people.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Recipient of the 2003 Arthur Ross Book Award Silver Medal

Listener Reviews

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Katie Hurst | 2/20/2014

    " Had to give up 3 chapters in. Too detailed, skipping around same conversation during a chapter makes it confusing. Way too much lead in about why Wilson was there. Maybe audio book would work better for material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Matthew Dixon | 2/7/2014

    " Incredibly well researched and written book that lays out in stark terms how the decisions made by the great powers after WW1 led directly to future problems all over the world - from the Middle East to the Balkans to Asia Minor among others. The book is far from light reading though and it is long - there were certainly times that I was a bit overwhelmed - but it is amazing to live in this time and see the problems that we have and be able to see how they evolved. definitely going for something light next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Mary-Jane | 1/23/2014

    " An insightful nonfiction book about the diplomatic work amongst nations after WWII. I learned about the background to all sorts of present-day dynamics between the nations of the world. This is the sort of book that I learned so much from and wish that I could remember it all! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Tiffany | 1/19/2014

    " This is definitely one of the more challenging books I've read. There's a lot of information to absorb but she does a good job at dumbing it down and even making some of the duller topics somewhat interesting. There were some days where I had no motivation to read this but I'm glad I got through it. She did a wonderful job of introducing delegates in every chapter and explaining the history of their respective nations prior to their appeals. Once again, I love how she brought life to many of the political figures, many of which I'd like to read more about. "

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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

Suzanne Toren has recorded over nine hundred audiobooks. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Molière, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas. She was awarded the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress and has earned more than two dozen Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine.