The Ends Of Greatness: Haig, Pétain, Rathenau And Eden, Victims Of History

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The Ends Of Greatness: Haig, Pétain, Rathenau And Eden, Victims Of History

By Gene Smith
Crown, 1990
243 pp. $19.95
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A popular retelling of the lives of four major figures, all of whom were marked by the horror of the Great War. Gene Smith, a well-known author, puts these lives in the dramatic context of the First and, for Pétain and Eden, Second World War. There is little that ties these four lives together, and the book is strong on atmosphere but weak on analysis and interpretation.

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