1919 Versailles: The End of the War to End All Wars
World War I and the Versailles Treaty that followed produced the most serious upheaval in a long and stormy course of modern world history. Four great empires - Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, and Turkey - were part of the war's rubble. Far from restoring order, the diplomats who met in 1919 at Paris and Versailles plunged the world into the chaos of the twentieth century.
Here, from award-winning historian Charles Mee, is the account of what happened when the three most powerful heads of state gathered to establish a new order.
New and important look at the outcome on WWI
Keynes was the first to write about the tragedy of Versailles but it's an important subject that's neglected among the many books about that war. The author's delicious treatment of detail and personality makes this most readable book a real joy. Best history book I've read all year.