The ends of greatness Haig, Pétain, Rathenau, and Eden : victims of history by Gene Smith

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Published by Crown Publishers in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Europe

Subjects:

  • Haig, Douglas, Sir, 1861-1928.,
  • Pétain, Philippe, 1856-1951.,
  • Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922.,
  • Eden, Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1897-,
  • Statesmen -- Europe -- Biography.,
  • Europe -- History -- 1871-1918.,
  • Europe -- History -- 1918-1945.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-230) and index.

Book details

StatementGene Smith.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD412.6 .S6 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 243 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2203546M
ISBN 10051757733X
LC Control Number89025352

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