Lively, fascinating and provocative.
Engagingly written and well-researched
Margaret MacMillian deservedly won the 2002 Samuel Johnson Prize for this book that has been reprinted in timely fashion
Deserving winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, this pacey and racy account of the statesmen who reshaped the world at the Paris conference of 1919 puts the dash back into diplomatic history
Every peacemaker sent to determine the future of Iraq should regard it as an essential piece of luggage
"Enthralling ... detailed, fair, unfailingly lively ... full of brilliant pen-portraits." Allan Massie.
Exactly the sort of book I like: written with pace and flavoured with impudence based on solid scholarship.
"A fascinating piece of history." Tony Blair.
"Magnificent ... she gives a full, colourful and erudite description of the participants and their motives." Simon Heffer.
'This is how to write history...so readable that it appeals as much to laymen who have never read a word of history as it does to specialists in the field' - Dan Snow ('My Six Best Books' column).
'A terrific piece of writing ... full of wonderful insights and portraits of the statesmen and women of the day' (listed among 'My Six Best Books' by Chris Patten)