Between January and July 1919, after the war to end all wars, men and women from all over the world converged on Paris for the Peace Conference. For six extraordinary months the city was effectively the centre of world government as the peacemakers wound up bankrupt empires and created new countries. They pushed Russia to the sidelines, alienated China and dismissed the Arabs, struggled with the problems of Kosovo, of the Kurds, and of a homeland for the Jews. ‘Paris 1919’ offers a prismatic view of the moment when much of the modern world was first sketched out.
Author Margaret MacMillan Published by John Murray ISBN 9781529325263 EAN 9781529325263 Bic Code Cover Paperback