History Book Club: Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
September 13, 2017
The History Book Club meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Cayuga Museum on the second Wednesday of the month, excluding June, July and August. Participation is free and guests can come to any or all of the meetings.
September 13 -- Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan. In an ambitious narrative, MacMillan seeks to recover the original intent, constraints, and goals of the diplomats who sat down to hammer out a peace treaty in the aftermath of the Great War. In particular, she focuses on the "Big Three" -- Wilson, Lloyd George, and Clemenceau -- and uses them as a starting point for analyzing participants’ nationalist agendas. Of particular interest is her sympathy for those who tried to make the postwar world more peaceful.