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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,369 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. Margaret MacMillan Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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The world will never see another peace conference like the one which took place in Paris in 1919. For six months, the world's major leaders - including Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States, David Lloyd George, prime minister of Great Britain, and Georges Clemenceau, prime minister of France - met to discuss the peace settlements which were to end World War One. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 briana | 2/15/2014

    " I bought this book in 2005 and just finished it on a plane ride back home from somewhere. I love a good in-depth analysis, but god was this boring. I'm glad I'm done, even if I hadn't finished it I probably would have told people that I did because it would make me seem smart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 George | 2/13/2014

    " A behind the scenes look at the time world leaders met to resolve the spoils of the First World War. Their personalities, egos and quircks are entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billy McCoy | 2/12/2014

    " Great historical account of what happened after the first world war, very detail! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Landmanr | 2/12/2014

    " I am just not that into history as a topic. I could not get through it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 2/1/2014

    " an excellent read that examines the conference that drew many of today's borders (and thus prompted many of today's conflicts, particularly in the middle east) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Levy | 1/28/2014

    " A dense difficult read, but well worth it. This was the only time in history the world had an effective one world government. The result of the best of intentions was most of the great evil of the twentieth century. Incredibly relevant period of world history that many people simply don't know about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jbunn | 1/28/2014

    " Like the "special reports" published periodically in The Economist, this book is full of good information but somehow manages to be a very tedious read. I had to multitask a lot of math reading to make it go down more easily, and eventually forced myself to read it on the treadmill just so I'd get through it. Several issues of The Economist meanwhile went straight from mailbox to recycling bin. Oh well, the math reading was pretty good at least. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MJ | 1/22/2014

    " The beginning of WWII and funny stories about the history of Montenegro "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Milbrath | 1/11/2014

    " Decent...but after reviewing some of the sources Macmillian used for book, I found some that appeared irrelevant to the citation addressed in the book. I feel that this is what happens when you have a entourage doing your research for you. Otherwise the book was good despite some less objective writing on the early socialist state. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Wolsey | 1/10/2014

    " This book is absolutely fantastic! It is amazing how the powers that be in 1919 actually set-up all of the wars to follow. I could not put this book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia Pheifer | 1/5/2014

    " Everything I ever thought about WWI was true and these guys did not help one single bit. I was taken aback, even disgusted, by the in-fighting, the poor choices... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Kukwa | 11/3/2013

    " It shouldn't be possible for a work of history to be THIS good...but it is. You can read this a thousand times, and come away satisfied each and every time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 10/24/2013

    " I finally finished this one. Well written and researched. Very educational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 9/28/2013

    " A broad and readable look at the world situation at the end of World War I, and the flawed treaty that resulted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul T | 9/14/2013

    " This book makes it easy to blame the French for a great many things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shad | 2/25/2013

    " She writes in a style that is full of information yet easy to read. I found this book at a sale and said "oh, why not?". I'm really glad I did. Such an interesting part of history that school made seem so boring. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kevin | 11/14/2012

    " Who ever said it takes a gillion pages to tell the story of 6 months? I got more sleep during this book.....zz huh? There see, I fell asleep trying to write a short review of this.....zzzzzzzz "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 3/9/2012

    " An absolutely amazing book. Brilliantly crafted and packed with information about the peace treaty of 1919 and its implications on the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 11/26/2011

    " GREAT book, mostly to learn about how much of the post-colonial world was shaped, who shaped it, and why we're still dealing with those decisions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl | 10/22/2011

    " It was fascinating to read how the world was carved up, how problems were solved and new ones created, how the personalities of Wilson, Clemenceau, and Lloyd-George fed into the decisions that affected millions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 7/6/2011

    " History the way it should be done! Theory-less, concrete and obscenely good. My new endgoal! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 3/17/2011

    " Very detail excursion into the Versaille Peace treaty negotiations "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel | 2/21/2011

    " excellent work--although the treatment given the settlement of middle eastern frontiers was somewhat less accessible than the remainder of the book. a fascinating read nonetheless, and a potent indicator of how diplomacy should not be conducted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wilson | 2/9/2011

    " Simply fascinating how Germany and the world would never be the same due to the stupidity of a few white guys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 2/5/2011

    " I think this book is a very good primer for anyone wishing to learn about that era. It is amazing how many of our current world problems have their roots from this conference. I feel this book really helped me to gain an insight on world events that have taken place in my lifetime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 1/11/2011

    " So far, 5 star masterpiece. A complete breakdown of the peace process following WWI. MacMilan sews anecdotes throughout that make the historical figures seem palpable. Great book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 1/3/2011

    " It shouldn't be possible for a work of history to be THIS good...but it is. You can read this a thousand times, and come away satisfied each and every time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikee | 1/2/2011

    " The very detailed story of the rearranging of the world after WWI. Fascinating. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 12/31/2010

    " A broad and readable look at the world situation at the end of World War I, and the flawed treaty that resulted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dsinglet | 12/8/2010

    " A difficult book about how the world was divided up after WW1 including President Wilson's failure to start a league of Nations and Germany's embarrassment which led to world war two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shad | 11/27/2010

    " She writes in a style that is full of information yet easy to read. I found this book at a sale and said "oh, why not?". I'm really glad I did. Such an interesting part of history that school made seem so boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 10/20/2010

    " Been awhile since I read it but recall enjoying it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/29/2010

    " So long! But it really opened my eyes to how complicated the Treaty of Versailles was "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Halldór | 9/25/2010

    " This vivid account of these critical global negotiations give a good insight into how important decisions were made. We are still seeing the consequences of these decisions unfolding today. The author gives live to the key characters of this drama, which make the book a very enjoyable reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne | 9/19/2010

    " One of the very best books read this year. A massiva amount of research behind it. This is a keeper to re-read periodically. "

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