The Long Presidency: France In The Mitterrand Years, 1981-1995, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Long Presidency

France In The Mitterrand Years, 1981-1995, 1st Edition

By Julius W Friend


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In this informed and balanced treatment of recent French history, Julius Friend analyzes the changes, successes, and failures in the long and checkered record of former French president Frans Mitterrand. Extensive interviews with French politicians and intellectuals complement Friend's original research.Mitterrand was in office for fourteen years,

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Genesis -- Socialism in One Common Market Country -- Thirty-Six Months at the Center -- From Confrontation to Cohabitation -- Cohabitation -- Mitterrand II -- Successes, Failures, Question Marks -- The Economics of Socialism and Un-Socialism -- Foreign Policy: 1981-1995 -- The Meaning of Mitterrand

About the Author

Julius W. Friend is professorial lecturer in European history at George Washington University.

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HISTORY / General