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The history of modern France : from the Revolution to the present day

Author: Jonathan Fenby
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, a CBS Company, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries for France would be tumultuous. Bestselling historian and political commentator Jonathan Fenby provides an expert and riveting journey through this period as he recounts and analyses the extraordinary sequence of events of this period from the end of the First Revolution through two others, a return of Empire, three  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Fenby
ISBN: 9781471129292 1471129292
OCLC Number: 913719184
Description: 536 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Lasting Legacy of the Revolution --
Part 1 Restoration And Revolution 1815-1848 --
1. Restoration --
2. Reaction and Revolution --
3. Citizen King --
4. Sharpening the Knife --
Part 2 Republicanism And Empire 1848-1870 --
5. The Impossible Dream --
6. From Prince President to Emperor --
7. The Opportunistic Empire --
8. Reform and Disaster --
Part 3 The Third Republic 1870-1940 --
9. The Bloody Week --
10. A Good Little Republic --
11. The Men of the Middle --
12. From the Affair to War --
13. The Troubled Peace --
14. Tout Va Tres Bien, Madame la Marquise --
Part 4 Vichy, De Gaulle And The Unloved Republic 1940-1958 --
15. Two Frances --
16. Liberation --
17. Seeking a New Course --
18. The Unloved Republic --
19. The End of a Republic --
Part 5 The Fifth Republic 1958-2015 --
20. New Regime, New Times --
21. Decline and Fall --
22. The Banker, the Prince and the Florentine --
23. Bulldozer, Bling and Normal --
24. The Weight of History --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgements --
Index.
Responsibility: Jonathan Fenby.

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Adefinitive analysis of France since the First Revolution and Napoleon's demise at Waterloo in 1815.  Read more...

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