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MacMillan, Margaret 1943-

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Works: 138 works in 387 publications in 1 language and 13,531 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: 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 )
33 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,745 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
Nixon and Mao : the week that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan ( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,718 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 )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,404 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
The war that ended peace : the road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan ( Book )
13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,115 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
Women of the Raj by Margaret MacMillan ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 795 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
Six months that changed the world the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 by Margaret MacMillan ( )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 711 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
The guns of August ; The proud tower by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 703 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
Nixon and Mao the week that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 588 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
Paris 1919 six months that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan ( )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 450 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 uses and abuses of history by Margaret MacMillan ( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 436 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."
Parties long estranged Canada and Australia in the twentieth century ( )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comparative collection of essays that examine different aspects of Canadian-Australian relations throughout the twentieth century
Peacemakers : the Paris Conference of 1919 and its attempt to end war by Margaret MacMillan ( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 343 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."--BOOK JACKET
Paris 1919 [six months that changed the world] by Margaret MacMillan ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 228 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
Women of the Raj : the mothers, wives, and daughters of the British Empire in India by Margaret MacMillan ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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."
The war that ended peace [the road to 1914] by Margaret MacMillan ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 138 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
Stephen Leacock by Margaret MacMillan ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 135 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
Canada and NATO : uneasy past, uncertain future by Margaret MacMillan ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peacemakers : the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and its attempt to end war by Margaret MacMillan ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, when for six extraordinary months the city was at 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 settlement brokers
Seize the hour : when Nixon met Mao by Margaret MacMillan ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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