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The great deception : a secret history of the European Union

Author: Christopher Booker; Richard North
Publisher: New York ; London : Continuum, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book tells for the first time the inside story of the most audacious political project of modern times: the plan to unite Europe under a single 'supranational' government. From the 1920s, when the blueprint for the European Union was first conceived by a British civil servant, this meticulously documented account takes the story right up to current moves to give Europe a political constitution, already planned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Booker, Christopher.
Great deception.
New York ; London : Continuum, 2003
(OCoLC)607030783
Online version:
Booker, Christopher.
Great deception.
New York ; London : Continuum, 2003
(OCoLC)609220005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Booker; Richard North
ISBN: 0826471056 9780826471055
OCLC Number: 54471199
Description: xiii, 474 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The birth of an idea: 1918-1932 --
2. The Nazi cul-de-sac: 1933-1945 --
3. Two tries that failed: 1945-1949 --
4. An almost mystical conception: 1950-1951 --
5. The rocky road to Rome: 1950-1957 --
6. A triumph for Monnet: 1958-1961 --
7. Why de Gaulle kept Britain out: 1961-1969 --
8. The real deceit of Edward Heath: 1970-1975 --
9. Britain stays in: 1973-1975 --
10. The awkward partner: 1975-1984 --
11. Enter Mr. Spinelli: 1979-1986 --
12. In a minority of one: 1986-1988 --
13. No! No! No!: 1988-1990 --
14. At the heart of Europe: 1990-1993 --
15. Theory and practice: 1992-1993 --
16. Odd man out: 1993-1997 --
17. Towards political unity: 1997-1999 --
18. Which Europe?: 1999-2001 --
19. End game: 2002-2003 --
20. Deception or self-deception?
Responsibility: Christopher Booker and Richard North.

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Published to coincide with the launch of Giscard D'Estaing's new European Constitution in November, this work suggests that the United States of Europe has been based on a colossal confidence trick.  Read more...

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