Playing God: Seven Fateful Moments When Great Men Met to Change the World
Using an inventive, lively approach and brilliant command of detail, Mee (author of the critically acclaimed Genius of the People and Meeting at Potsdam) reproduces seven singular moments when heads of state--from Attila the Hun and Henry VIII to Roosevelt and Gorbachev--have come together to decide the future of the world.
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PLAYING GOD: Seven Fateful Moments When Great Men Met to Change the WorldUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Thoughtful variations on the theme that historic blunders can be traced as often as not to the booby traps that await even well- prepared leaders who engage in summitry. Drawing freely, if selectively ... Read full review
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Seven Fateful Moments When Great Men Met to Change the World
Charles L. Mee Jr.
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