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MacMillan, Margaret 1943-

Overview
Works: 148 works in 690 publications in 12 languages and 19,421 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Lectures  Military history  Documentary films  Speeches  Drama  Documentary television programs  Film adaptations  Historical television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: D644, 940.3141
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Most widely held works about Margaret MacMillan
 
Most widely held works by Margaret MacMillan
Paris 1919 : six months that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and held by 2,940 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"--Solapa
The war that ended peace : the road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents a narrative portrait of Europe in the years leading up to World War I that illuminates the political, cultural, and economic factors and contributing personalities that shaped major events
Nixon and Mao : the week that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,612 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 )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,378 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 Rhyme of History: Lessons of the Great War by Margaret MacMillan( )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 962 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
History's people : personalities and the past by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

40 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 839 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 guns of August ; The proud tower by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 837 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
Parties long estranged : Canada and Australia in the twentieth century by Margaret MacMillan( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparative collection of essays that examine different aspects of Canadian-Australian relations throughout the twentieth century
Women of the Raj by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 763 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
War : how conflict shaped us by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

10 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War, the instinct to fight, is inherent in human nature; peace is the aberration in history. War has shaped humanity, its institutions, its states, its values and ideas. Our very language, our public spaces, our private memories, some of our greatest cultural treasures reflect the glory and the misery of war. War is an uncomfortable and challenging subject not least because it brings out the most vile and the noblest aspects of humanity. Margaret MacMillan looks at the ways in which war has shaped human history and how, in turn, changes in political organization, technology, or ideologies have affected how and why we fight. The book considers such much-debated and controversial issues as when war first started; whether human nature dooms us to fight each other; why war has been described as the most organized of all human activities and how it has forced us to become still more organized; how warriors are made and why are they almost always men; and how we try to control war. Drawing on lessons from a sweep of history, from classical history to modern warfare, and from all parts of the globe, MacMillan reveals the many faces of war--the way it shapes our past, our future, our views of the world, and our very conception of ourselves"--
The lion's cub : Canada and the Great War by Margaret MacMillan( )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and French and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Lion's Cub, her 2018 Symons Medal address, eminent Canadian historian Margaret MacMillan examines the impact of the First War World on Canadian Confederation. With her characteristic flair and gift for telling detail, Margaret MacMillan shows the paradox of Canada's experience in the First World War. On the one hand, the Great War, as it was originally known, brought Canada closer to nationhood and gave many Canadians a greater sense of identity. On the other hand, the Great War also marked a time when Confederation was shaken and very nearly came apart. Its divisive impact continued to be felt throughout the twentieth century. And can still be felt today, in Canada's national political life, and in the relationship between Quebec and the rest of the country. Yet Canada survived, and continues to survive. And Margaret MacMillan concludes that this is the great strength of Confederation. The Lion's Cub suggests Canada's endurance should be recognized for the achievement it is. In a world where political boundaries are often as artificial as Canada's, the ability of our "improbable country" to survive and prosper may be an example of hope for a wider world. The Symons Medal is one of Canada's most prestigious honours. It is presented annually by the Confederation Centre of the Arts to honour persons who have made an exceptional contribution to Canadian life."--
Six months that changed the world : the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 by Margaret MacMillan( )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 657 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( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 595 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 : how Europe abandoned peace for the First World War by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

44 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 543 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?
Peacemakers : the Paris Conference of 1919 and its attempt to end war by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

57 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 539 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
The uses and abuses of history by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 539 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."
Nixon and Mao : the week that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 425 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
Women of the Raj : the mothers, wives, and daughters of the British Empire in India by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the nineteenth century, at the height of colonialism, the British ruled India under a government known as the Raj. British men and women left their homes and traveled to this mysterious, beautiful country where they attempted to replicate their own society. In this fascinating portrait, Margaret MacMillan examines the hidden lives of the women who supported their husbands' conquests and in turn supported the Raj, often behind the scenes and out of the history books. Enduring heartbreaking separations from their families, these women had no choice but to adapt to their strange new home, where they were treated with incredible deference by the natives but found little that was familiar. The women of the Raj learned to cope with the harsh Indian climate and ward off endemic diseases; they were forced to make their own entertainment; through games, balls, and theatrics and quickly learned to abide by the deeply ingrained Anglo-Indian love of hierarchy
Nixon in China : the week that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 212 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 )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 203 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
 
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