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    • Paris 1919

    • Six Months That Changed the World
    • By: Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,043
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 746
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 739

    Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, renowned historian Margaret MacMillan's best-selling Paris 1919 is the story of six remarkable months that changed the world. At the close of WWI, between January and July of 1919, delegates from around the world converged on Paris under the auspices of peace. New countries were created, old empires were dissolved, and for six months, Paris was the center of the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent History

    • By Martin on 12-03-05

    Regular price: $48.95

    • The War That Ended Peace

    • The Road to 1914
    • By: Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 31 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 588
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578

    From the best-selling 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed review of 1882 to 1914

    • By smarmer on 04-06-14

    Regular price: $49.00

    • Nixon and Mao

    • The Week That Changed the World
    • By: Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Margaret MacMillan brings her extraordinary gifts to two of the most important countries today, the United States and China, and one of the most significant moments in modern history: Richard Nixon's week in China in February 1972, which opened relations between America and China (closed since the communists came to power in 1949).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incisive

    • By Roy on 08-23-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Six Months That Changed the World: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919
    • By: Dr. Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated by: Dr. Margaret MacMillan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    The world will never see another peace conference like the one which took place in Paris in 1919. 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 One.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Audible Title Yet

    • By Jon on 04-05-10

    Regular price: $49.95

    • Dangerous Games

    • The Uses and Abuses of History
    • By: Dr. Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    As professional 21st-century historians cede the literary field to the popular amateur, history and its meanings become muddled - especially in the punditocracy championed by modern media. Copious amounts of cherry-picked facts and manufactured heroes are used to create a narrative rather than give any insight into past events. MacMillan offers an antidote to this by providing the necessary tools to help interpret history in constructive ways.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What Bad Narration!

    • By Andrew on 08-18-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The War that Ended Peace

    • By: Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 31 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • exceptional history

    • By Jack on 03-31-15

    Regular price: $31.97