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De Gaulle

Author: Julian Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Harvard University Press editionView all editions and formats
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A definitive biography of the mythic general who refused to accept the Nazi domination of France, drawing on unpublished letters, memoirs, and papers in the newly opened de Gaulle archives that show how this volatile man put a broken France back at the center of world affairs. In the early summer of 1940, when France was overrun by German troops, one junior general who had fought in the trenches in Verdun refused to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Charles de Gaulle; Charles de Gaulle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Jackson
ISBN: 9780674987210 0674987217
OCLC Number: 1038022611
Notes: "First published in the United Kingdom as A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle in 2018"--Title page verso.
Awards: Long-listed for American Library in Paris Book Award 2018 (United States)
Description: xl, 887 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One. De Gaulle before 'De Gaulle', 1890-1940: Beginnings, 1890-1908 --
War: 'A regret that will never leave me', 1908-1918 --
Rebuilding a career, 1919-1932 --
Making a mark, 1932-1939 --
The Battle of France, September 1939-June 1940 --
Part Two. Exile, 1940-1944: Rebellion, 1940 --
Survival, 1941 --
Inventing Gaullism --
On the world stage, September 1941-June 1942 --
Fighting France, July-October 1942 --
Power struggles, November 1942-November 1943 --
Building a state in exile, July 1943-May 1944 --
Liberation, June-August 1944 --
Part Three. In and out of power, 1944-1958: In power, August 1944-May 1945 --
From liberator to saviour, May 1945-December 1946 --
The new messiah, 1947-1955 --
In the 'desert', 1955-1958 --
The 18 Brumaire of Charles de Gaulle, February-June 1958 --
President du conseil, June-December 1958 --
Part Four. Republican monarch, 1959-1965: Algeria: 'This affair which absorbs and paralyses us', 1959-1962 --
Turning point, 1962 --
The pursuit of grandeur, 1958-1963 --
Going global, 1963-1964 --
Modernizing monarch, 1958-1964 --
Half-time, 1965 --
Part Five. Towards the end, 1966-1970: Upsetting the applecart, 1966-1967 --
Diminishing returns --
Revolution, 1968 --
The end, June 1968-November 1970 --
Myth, legacy and achievement.
Other Titles: Certain idea of France
Responsibility: Julian Jackson.

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