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Professor Margaret MacMillan interrogates the past with fellow-historian Antony Beevor to consider the role of individuals and their behaviour. In her thought-provoking new book, History’s People: Personalities and the Past, Margaret MacMillan considers the impact of character and personality on historical events, analysing the interplay between individuals and their worlds, from Roosevelt to Nixon, Lord Beaverbrook to Margaret Thatcher, Bismarck to Victor Klemperer.
Margaret MacMillan is Warden of St Antony’s College and a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford. Her books include Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World and The War that Ended Peace, for which she was the first woman to win the Samuel Johnson Prize.Antony Beevor
Antony Beevor is one of the world’s foremost historians, whose books have appeared in more than 30 languages, sold more than six million copies, and topped the international bestseller lists. They include Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize,Berlin: The Downfall and The Second World War. His latest book is Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble.