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By Charles L. Mee Jr.

ISBN-10: 1612307566

ISBN-13: 9781612307565

World conflict I and the Versailles Treaty that produced the main critical upheaval in a protracted and stormy process smooth international historical past. 4 nice empires - Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Russia - have been a part of the war's rubble. faraway from restoring the realm to reserve, the diplomats who met in 1919 at Paris and Versailles plunged the area back, this time irretrievably, into the chaos of the 20 th century. It was once the tip of order.

At 3 o'clock at the afternoon of may perhaps 7, 1919, the top of the German delegation to the Paris Peace convention entered a room within the Palace of Versailles and used to be "dazzled and disoriented through the surprising explosion of solar mirrored within the enormous mirrors, the chandeliers and white walls." Brockdorf-Rantzau used to be extra bewildered by means of the treaty that was once awarded to him - "a mass of go references and adjusted paragraphs" masking 2 hundred revealed pages and a hundred and forty articles. but nobody had studied the record - now not the barrel-chested, shrewd...

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The “modern” western civilization that had grown up since the Renaissance was under siege from outside, and from within, and offered scant support to the disintegrating political order. By January of 1919, as the delegates gathered in Paris for the Peace Conference, the shallow graves of Verdun were being washed out by the rains; feet stuck out of the ground, and helmets with skulls in them rose up through the mud. In this atmosphere, the diplomats gathered — and, far from restoring order to the world, they took the chaos of the Great War, and, through vengefulness and inadvertence, impotence and design, they sealed it as the permanent condition of our century.

Grayson, “He went white to the lips, and his hand shook as I sat watching him try to write; his jaw set, determined no matter what it cost him, to spare [Mrs. ’” When Grayson went to do Wilson’s lying for him, Mrs. Galt heard out the doctor and then wrote a note to the president, saying that she would stand by him, giving him her complete trust and love. She sent off the note and waited for Wilson to reply. But, having seduced her with eloquence, he now became completely passive, and waited for her to act.

When the couple returned to France in 1870, Clemenceau plunged into politics and love affairs. ” Clemenceau and his wife had three children toward whom Clemenceau was always remote: when he saw them, which was infrequently, he spent his time showing what a good taskmaster he was. In time, Clemenceau and his wife separated, and in 1894, when he discovered that his wife had a lover, Clemenceau immediately moved to divorce her on the grounds of adultery and had her deported to the United States. He destroyed every photograph of her that he had, and every drawing, and then he took up a hammer and completely demolished a marble bust of her.

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