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Margaret MacMillan is the warden of St Antony’s College and a professor of international history at the University of Oxford. She is the author of Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World, among other titles, and was the first woman to win the Samuel Johnson Prize. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; a senior fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto; and an honorary fellow of Trinity College, University of Toronto, and of St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford. She is a finalist for this year’s BC National Award for Canadian Nonfiction.


Margaret MacMillan on The War That Ended Peace

Award History

2013 Finalist

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
for The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914

Jury Citation

“The world had been at peace for decades when, in 1914, European leaders triggered a global war that none of them wanted. With The War That Ended Peace, Margaret MacMillan has written the definitive account of the political events that led to three decades of conflict – and explains their relevance to today’s militaries, governments, and societies.” – 2013 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Jury (Licia Corbella, Jane O’Hara, and Doug Saunders)