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MacMillan, Margaret 1943-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 365 publications in 12 languages and 16,262 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D644, 940.3141
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Most widely held works by Margaret MacMillan
Paris 1919 : six months that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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 idealistic in his dream of a League of Nations that would resolve all future conflict peacefully, Wilson is only one of the characters who fill the pages of this book. David Lloyd George, the 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
The war that ended peace : the road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, a fascinating portrait of Europe from 1900 up to the outbreak of World War I. The century since the end of the Napoleonic wars had been the most peaceful era Europe had known since the fall of the Roman Empire. In the first years of the twentieth century, Europe believed it was marching to a golden, happy, and prosperous future. But instead, complex personalities and rivalries, colonialism and ethnic nationalisms, and shifting alliances helped to bring about the failure of the long peace and the outbreak of a war that transformed Europe and the world. The War That Ended Peace brings vividly to life the military leaders, politicians, diplomats, bankers, and the extended, interrelated family of crowned heads across Europe who failed to stop the descent into war: in Germany, the mercurial Kaiser Wilhelm II and the chief of the German general staff, Von Moltke the Younger; in Austria-Hungary, Emperor Franz Joseph, a man who tried, through sheer hard work, to stave off the coming chaos in his empire; in Russia, Tsar Nicholas II and his wife; in Britain, King Edward VII, Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, and British admiral Jacky Fisher, the fierce advocate of naval reform who entered into the arms race with Germany that pushed the continent toward confrontation on land and sea. There are the would-be peacemakers as well, among them prophets of the horrors of future wars whose warnings went unheeded: Alfred Nobel, who donated his fortune to the cause of international understanding, and Bertha von Suttner, a writer and activist who was the first woman awarded Nobel's new Peace Prize. Here too we meet the urbane and cosmopolitan Count Harry Kessler, who noticed many of the early signs that something was stirring in Europe; the young Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty and a rising figure in British politics; Madame Caillaux, who shot a man who might have been a force for peace; and more. With indelible portraits, MacMillan shows how the fateful decisions of a few powerful people changed the course of history. Taut, suspenseful, and impossible to put down, The War That Ended Peace is also a wise cautionary reminder of how wars happen in spite of the near-universal desire to keep the peace. Destined to become a classic in the tradition of Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August, The War That Ended Peace enriches our understanding of one of the defining periods and events of the twentieth century. - Publisher
Nixon and Mao : the week that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book looks at one of the transformative moments of the twentieth century: In February 1972, Richard Nixon, the first American president ever to visit China, and Mao Tse-tung, the enigmatic Communist dictator, met for an hour in Beijing. Their meeting changed the course of history and ultimately laid the groundwork for today's complex relationship between the countries. That monumental meeting--during what Nixon called "the week that changed the world"--Could have been brought about only by powerful leaders: Nixon, a great strategist and a flawed human being, and Mao, willful and ruthless; assisted by two brilliant and complex statesmen, Henry Kissinger and Chou En-lai. And behind them lay the complex history of two great and equally confident civilizations: China, ancient and contemptuous yet fearful of barbarians beyond the Middle Kingdom, and the United States, forward-looking and confident, seeing itself as the beacon for the world.--From publisher description."--source other than the Library of Congress
Dangerous games : the uses and abuses of history by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the ways in which history has been used to influence people and government, focusing on how reportage of past events has been manipulated to justify religious movements and political campaigns
Women of the Raj by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at Britain's involvement in India over three and a half centuries, but particularly the period of empire from the 1850s to 1947, the author recreates the role of the women of the Raj from their own letters and memoirs, from novels, and from interviews with survivors. The text is complemented by a wide-ranging selection of contemporary illustrations--Synopsis from Amazon UK site
The guns of August ; The proud tower by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guns of August (1962), a riveting account of the outbreak of World War I and the weeks of fighting leading up to the First Battle of the Marne in September 1914. Tuchman dramatizes the diplomatic debacles that precipitated the war and the intransigence of the German and French armies as they dogmatically adhered to their battle plans, with disastrous consequences. Interwoven with her vivid re-creation of the German march through Belgium into France and the fierce fighting on the Eastern Front are astute characterizations of the conflict's key military and political leaders, among them French General Joseph Joffre, German Kaiser Wilhelm II, and British First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. The Guns of August can also be read as a cautionary study in the perils of brinksmanship, and Tuchman's searching observations about the irrational escalation of conflict among states made a deep impression on President John F. Kennedy, who famously drew on the book for insight during the Cuban Missile Crisis."--Dust jacket flap
Six months that changed the world : the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 by Margaret MacMillan( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 I. The Peace Conference dealt with, among other things, winding up the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires, punishing Germany, creating Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Iraq, setting up the League of Nations and the International Labour Organization, regulating international waterways and aviation, and feeding refugees. A great war had just ended and political and social structures were collapsing in parts of Europe and the Middle East. New borders had to be established. Much of the world we live in today is shaped by decisions made all those years ago
Paris 1919 : six months that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan( )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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 idealistic in his dream of a League of Nations that would resolve all future conflict peacefully, Wilson is only one of the characters who fill the pages of this book. David Lloyd George, the 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
Peacemakers : the Paris Conference of 1919 and its attempt to end war by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. At its heart were the leaders of the three great powers - Woodrow Wilson, Lloyd George and Clemenceau - but thousands of others came too, each with a different agenda. Kings, prime ministers and foreign ministers with their crowds of advisers rubbed shoulders with journalists and lobbyists for a hundred causes from Armenian independence to women's rights. Everyone had business in Paris that year - T.E. Lawrence, Queen Marie of Romania, Maynard Keynes, Ho Chi Minh. There had never been anything like it before, and there never has been since." "For six months the city was effectively the centre of world government as the peacemakers wound up bankrupt empires and created new countries. This book brings to life the personalities, ideals and prejudices of the men who shaped the settlement."--Jacket
Nixon and Mao the week that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan( Recording )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1972 the U.S. was still mired in Vietnam, and China was reeling from the changes wrought by the cultural revolution. In February of that year the leaders of these two great nations sat down for talks for the first time since 1949. Nixon and Mao both hoped to secure trade and diplomatic relations, but did either get what they truly wanted? MacMillan answers this question and countless others, while detailing how these negotiations continue to affect international relations between the U.S. and China today
History's people : personalities and the past by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this year's highly anticipated Massey Lectures, internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of the great figures of the past, women and men, who have changed the course of history and even directed the currents of their times--and sometimes with huge consequences, as in the cases of Hitler, Stalin, and Thatcher. She also acknowledges people such as Richard Nixon and George W. Bush who stubbornly went their own ways, often in defiance of their own societies. Then there are those like Samuel de Champlain, the dreamers, explorers, or adventurers who stand out in history for who they were as much as for what they did. Finally, there are the observers, such as Michel de Montaigne, who kept the notes and diaries that bring the past to life for us. History's People is about the important and complex relationship between biography and history, individuals and their times, and the transformative moments that have shaped the world today."--
The uses and abuses of history by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"MacMillan illustrates how dangerous history can be in the hands of nationalistic or religious or ethnic leaders who use it to foster a sense of grievance and a desire for revenge."
The war that ended peace : how Europe abandoned peace for the First World War by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict which killed millions of its men, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe's dominance of the world. It was a war which could have been avoided up to the last moment - so why did it happen?
The war that ended peace : the road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The century since the end of the Napoleonic wars had been the most peaceful era Europe had known since the fall of the Roman Empire. In the first years of the twentieth century, Europe believed it was marching to a golden, happy, and prosperous future. But instead, complex personalities and rivalries, colonialism and ethnic nationalism, and shifting alliances helped to bring about the failure of the long peace and the outbreak of a war that transformed Europe and the world
Parties long estranged : Canada and Australia in the twentieth century by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparative collection of essays that examine different aspects of Canadian-Australian relations throughout the twentieth century
Nixon in China : the week that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Timely, authoritative and written with great narrative verve, 'Nixon in China' is a landmark work of history."
Seize the hour : when Nixon met Mao by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1972 Nixon amazed the world by going to China. The first trip ever by a US President marked the end of deep freeze in Sino-American relations. Was Nixon the supplicant to the Middle Kingdom? Has the US been at a disadvantage ever since? Will the 21st century see co-operation or China challenging American dominance?
Canada and NATO : uneasy past, uncertain future by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Leacock by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stephen Leacock's satiric masterpiece Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town captures "the Empire forever" mentality that marked Anglo-Canadian life in the early decades of the twentieth century. Historian Margaret Macmillan--whose books Women of the Raj and Paris 1919 cast fresh light on the colonial legacy--has great affection for Leacock's gentle wit and sharp-eyed insight. The renowned historian examines Leacock's life as a poor but ambitious student who rose to become an economist, celebrated academic, and, most importantly, the beloved humorist who taught Canadians to laugh at themselves."--Publisher's website
The Rhyme of History Lessons of the Great War by Margaret MacMillan( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the 100th anniversary of World War I approaches, historian Margaret MacMillan compares current global tensions-rising nationalism, globalization's economic pressures, sectarian strife, and the United States' fading role as the world's pre-eminent superpower-to the period preceding the Great War. In illuminating the years before 1914, MacMillan shows the many parallels between then and now, telling an urgent story for our time. THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics
 
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Paris 1919 : six months that changed the world
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Nixon and Mao : the week that changed the worldDangerous games : the uses and abuses of historyWomen of the RajPeacemakers : the Paris Conference of 1919 and its attempt to end warNixon and Mao the week that changed the worldThe uses and abuses of historyParties long estranged : Canada and Australia in the twentieth centurySeize the hour : when Nixon met MaoStephen Leacock