History's People: Personalities and the Past

History's People: Personalities and the Past

by Margaret MacMillan

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In this year’s highly anticipated Massey Lectures, internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of the great figures of the past, women and men, who have changed the course of history and even directed the currents of their times — and sometimes with huge consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781487000073
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Series: CBC Massey Lectures
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,130,172
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Margaret MacMillan is the renowned author of the international bestsellers The War That Ended Peace, Nixon in China and Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War, which won the Duff Cooper Prize, the Hessell-Tiltman Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize and the 2003 Governor General's Literary Award in Canada. The past provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, she is now the warden of St. Antony's College at Oxford University.
Margaret MacMillan is the author of Women of the Raj and international bestsellers Nixon in China and Peacemakers, which won the 2002 Samuel Johnson Prize. Her most recent book, The War that Ended Peace, was published by Profile. She is now the Warden of St. Antony's College at Oxford University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Persuasion and the Art of Leadership 1

Chapter 2 Hubris 79

Chapter 3 Daring 149

Chapter 4 Curiosity 217

Chapter 5 Observers 271

Note on Readings 349

Sources and Further Reading 352

Permissions 369

Acknowledgements 370

Index 373

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