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François Mitterrand : the last French president

Author: Ronald Tiersky
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Looks at a controversial political figure who, in spite of being one of France's most detested politicians, was also one of the twentieth century's most substantial, durable, and statesmanlike leaders.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: François Mitterrand; François Mitterrand; François Mitterrand; François Mitterrand
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Tiersky
ISBN: 0312129084 9780312129088 0333765303 9780333765302
OCLC Number: 42444197
Description: xxv, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Winding Path, Contested Itinerary --
Introduction: France's Most Controversial Politician --
The Observatory Affair (1959): Mitterrand's Defining Crisis --
Mitterrand's World War II: Between Petain and de Gaulle --
Government and Opposition, 1945 to 1981: Odyssey or Strategy? --
The Desire to Make History, 1981 to 1995 --
Socialism --
Europe --
Legitimacy and Institutions --
Credo, Morality, Legacies --
Machiavellian Republican --
The Existential Mitterrand --
Mitterrand and the Human Comedy --
Mitterrand Agonistes: Vichy Yet a Last Time (Fall 1994) --
Conclusion: Legacies.
Responsibility: Ronald Tiersky.
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