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WHISTLER READS: Margaret MacMillan (again!)

abstract:Whistler Reads invites you to take a field trip together to Vancouver to hear renowned Canadian historian and prize-winning author, Professor Margaret MacMillan speak about her latest book The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 on Friday March 28th at the Vancouver Public Library. We attempted to bring the author to Whistler this trip but her busy book tour was already full - so next best thing - we will go to her! Bus departs from Meadow Park Sports Centre (which is on the public transport route, or drive and park your car.) Please be ready to load the bus at 4:30pm. Bus returns following the event. We will determine which size bus (and final cost) based on your rsvp with non-refundable deposit. Click here to book your place!

Margaret is one of the easiest persons to listen to. Her grasp of the personalities and the firmament of the time is breath-taking. You will come away from this talk with an informed perspective of events in history that have and continue to shape our lives and times. Not merely an academic, she is the great-granddaughter of British Prime Minister David Lloyd George. Her books have earned her national and international prizes including the Duff Cooper Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction (the first woman to do so), the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History, the Silver Medal for the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award and the Governor-Generalís prize for non-fiction in 2003. Whistler Reads members had an excellent discussion of this title in 2007 with the author participating by podcast. MacMillan is currently Warden of St. Antony College, Oxford University a post she holds subsequent to being the Provost at Trinity College University of Toronto. Here is a list of her previous books, and click on the link to view two excellent one hour interviews on C-Span.

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  • Here are two excellent interviews with Margaret MacMillan on C-Span.

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    March 08, 2014

     

     

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