Manfred F. Boemeke, Gerald D. Feldman & Elisabeth Glaser, eds.

The Treaty of Versailles: A Reassessment after 75 Years

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

This book on the Treaty of Versailles constitutes a new synthesis of peace conference scholarship. It illuminates events from the armistice in 1918 to the signing of the treaty in 1919, and scrutinizes the motives, actions, and constraints that informed decision making by the French, American, and English politicians who bore the principal responsibility for drafting the peace settlement. It also addresses German reactions to the draft treaty and the final agreement. A detailed examination of the proceedings from the point of view of the main protagonists forms the core of the investigation.