The Big Four and Others of the Peace Conference

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VENIZELOS

No man who attended the Peace Conference aroused more general interest because of the part that he had played in the war or won more friends because of his personality than did Eleftherios Venizélos, the Greek Premier and the actual ruler of the Greek nation. I found that nearly every one was anxious to meet this leader whose personal influence had been persistently exerted until it had turned the scales in Greece against the Germans and in favor of the Allies. There was a natural curiosity to see a man who had been able to accomplish so much in spite of the difficulties that he had to overcome. Success, such as his had been in the field of international politics, confers a distinction which even the more cynical cannot ignore.

The career of M. Venizélos from his majority to his fifty-fifth year, in which he was when he attended the Peace Conference, had been a stormy one. He had been for a third of a century engaged in one rebellion after another against the Ottoman Empire which had possessed su-

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  • Portraits of the Big Four Of the Peace Conference *
  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Illustrations *
  • Introduction 3
  • I - Clemenceau 10
  • II - Wilson 37
  • III - Lloyd George 77
  • IV - Orlando 104
  • Impressions 137
  • Venizelos 142
  • Emir Feisul 161
  • General Botha 178
  • Paderewski 197
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