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1st Edition

De Gaulle

ISBN 9780582009677
Published August 15, 1993 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

If any modern democratic leader has believed in the "great man'' theory of history and acted self-consciously in accordance with it, it was surely de Gaulle. On both occasions when he came to power it was in his own right, as a ``providential figure'', not as the representative of a political or social movement. In office, his wielding of power was, by modern standards, remarkably personal; and his impact on France, and on Europe, was immense. He is a natural subject for Profiles in Power.

Table of Contents

List of Maps.  Preface.  1. 1940: The Assumption.  2. 1940-44: Symbol.  3. 1944-46: Liberator.  4. 1946-58: The Policies of Prophecy.  5. 1958: The Return.  6. 1958-62: Algeria and Beyond.  7. 1963-67: Sovereign.  8. 1968-69: The Reckoning.  Conclusion.  Bibliographical References.  Chronology.  Maps.  Index.

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