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David A. Andelman
For four decades I traveled the world as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, then CBS News, reporting from more than 50 countries. Everwhere, I asked people where their countries went off the rails? Almost unanimously, each said "it was the Treaty of Versailles after World War I that did us in."
A SHATTERED PEACE: VERSAILLES 1919 AND THE PRICE WE PAY TODAY
chronicles the amazing people who gathered in Paris in 1919 and
destroyed our world as we know it by their corruption, greed or
ignorance. Who came? Everyone from Ho Chi Minh to Lawrence of Arabia, the great pianist Padarewski and Felix Frankfurter. Marcel Proust hovered on the fringes, and Elsa Maxwell brought over le jazz Americain.
It's all there - how they created the nations of Iraq and Yugoslavia,
the same borders that we're shedding blood defending. Relying on
compelling, unpublished diaries by many of the participants and
eyewitness accounts found in a host of archives, this is vivid, living
history and under 300 pages!
Here's what some of the early reviewers have said:
"Andelman's sprightly view of the peace process, the major and minor players, and the decades-later outcomes is an excellent read that will enhance .most subject collections." -Library Journal
"[A SHATTERED PEACE]explains more clearly than any other work how the failure of peacemaking in 1919 shaped later history and, indeed, shapes our own era." -- Prof. Ernest R. May, Charles Warren Professor of American History, Harvard University
David A. Andelman
A Shattered Peace / David A. Andelman / Wiley / Hardcover; 336 Pages
Price: $25.95 / ISBN: 978-0471788980 / Published: October, 2007
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