First hand records of the peace that laid the groundwork for today's battle are an important and timely contribution to a rounded study of the caldron of Europe. Lloyd George is the one living statesman who can make that contribution. His many volumed autobiography has taken its place on the shelves of contemporary records, but it is in the intimate picture of the peace conference, the people who composed its personnel, the claims advanced by countries now rapidly being dismembered, the conflicts in principles, in secret treaties, in human beings that we see Lloyd George at his peak. He is a master of characterization, though he did not always see all sides of the picture. An important book for students of current history, for colleges and libraries. Already published in England; published with minor changes here.