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Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

Paperback. Pub Date: 2003 Pages: 592 in Publisher: Hodder of Hb 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. 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 - TE 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 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. ali...

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