The War That Ended Peace

The Road to 1914

by Margaret MacMillan

Hardcover, 739 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $35 | purchase

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The War That Ended Peace
The Road to 1914
Margaret MacMillan

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The award-winning author of Paris 1919 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.

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Vladimir Lenin in 1900. In our counterfactual history, his career as the producer of the musical Pins and Needles is only a few years away. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Without World War I, the woman's suffrage movement might have been slower to gain traction. Paul Thompson/Getty Images hide caption

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