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Author Fenby, Jonathan
Title The general : Charles de Gaulle and the France he saved / Jonathan Fenby
Imprint New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2012
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DC420 .F46 2012    DUE 07-26-21    30610020388757
Descript xii, 707 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note "A Herman Graf book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. [637]-674) and index
Reaching for the heights. Edge of the abyss ; 'I, General de Gaulle' -- The making of a rebel. 'Un petit Lillois à Paris' ; War ; 'Generation of catastrophes' ; The constant rebel ; Debacle -- One man's combat. 'France has not lost the war' ; Family time ; Allies at odds ; At the Summit ; Resistance and collaboration ; Blitzkrieg ; Going home ; Liberation -- From victory to defeat. Witches' brew ; Foreign affairs ; Pétain and Laval ; 'Nest of intrigues' ; 'That will teach them' ; 'Guide for the nation' ; Triumphs and tragedies -- The road back. Biding his time ; 'I will see' ; Saving the ship ; First in France -- Republican monarch. The sovereign, his court, and his people ; Algeria ; Raising the game ; The crucible ; Full house ; Facing France ; Tilting at windmills -- Shadows and night. 'Great things always end badly' ; The Ides of May ; Counterpunch ; Final act
Profiles the first president of the Fifth Republic, including his experiences during the World Wars, his political maneuvering that avoided a civil war, and his lasting legacy in France
Subject Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970
Presidents -- France -- Biography
France -- History -- 20th century
France -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Alt Title Charles de Gaulle and the France he saved
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