32 nations fought in the First World War. This 32-book series looks at the seminal events surrounding the Paris peace treaties through the eyes of the key leaders involved - genuinely the Makers of the Modern World.
Spencer Di Scala is research professor of history and History Graduate Program Director at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles on Italian and European politics and culture, serves on the editorial boards of scholarly journals, and edits a book series on Italian and Italian American Studies. In 1983 he was named a Senior Fulbright Research Fellow in Rome and in 1997 Research Professor by the University of Massachusetts. The focus of Professor Alan Sharp's teaching and research has been 20th-century international history and British foreign policy after the First World War, with a particular emphasis on the making and implementation of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 on which he is an internationally recognised expert.
'A beautifully produced Series ' 'The Allied 'big three' lead the first six titles...All three capture and convey the essential tragedies of their subjects' 'Two titles, both by Jonathan Clements, give a wealth of much needed detail...' The Literary Review -- The Literary Review 'It is greatly to be welcomed that the small but very active press Haus Publishing has embarked on Makers of the Modern World, an ambitious series of small biographies of the men present at the negotiating table' 'It is valuable to have a series of biographies that focus attention on the human factor of great historical events...' 'A useful resource for investigating the individual dimensions in global events.' Philipp Blom, 13 February 2009 Times Literary Supplement -- Philipp Blom Times Literary Supplement 20090213 'I am already excited at the prospect of reading another book by Professor Di Scala. His ability to explain the complex history of Italy and its politics is without rival'. Jerry Bello 20100319 'Promises to be an amazing work from a true scholar with a love of the subject matter, on a topic with profound ramifications and relevance even in today's foreign policy domain.' Theodore Tedeschi 20100319 'a beautiful and brief biography' 'a important and balanced American scholar of The University of Massachusetts Boston, Spencer M. Di Scala, a specialist in Italian and European history of the twentieth century' -- di Francesco Perfetti Il Giornale 20100627