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  • Paul Reynaud (1878-1966)by Stefan Grüner

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 98.00

    Kaum ein Staatsmann Frankreichs hat bereits zu Lebzeiten so kontroverse Einschätzungen hervorgerufen oder ein vergleichbares Maß an Anfeindungen selbst aus dem eigenen Lager auf sich gezogen wie Paul Reynaud. Sein glückloses Agieren als Ministerpräsident und die Umstände seines Rücktritts im Frühsommer 1940 verknüpfen seinen Namen zudem mit einem Abschnitt... more...

  • Occupationby Ian Ousby

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 17.99

    The Nazi occupation of France in 1940 has been compellingly explored in this book. more...

  • Searching for the New Franceby James F. Hollifield; George Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • De Gaulleby Michael E. Haskew

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Charles de Gaulle once stated, ?France has no friends, only interests,? and it was this strength of mind and love of country that took the region from an occupied territory during World War II to a leader in the Allied cause. Convinced that his personal destiny and that of his beloved country were intertwined, de Gaulle's life?s work was dedicated... more...

  • Frankreichby Günter Liehr

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 11.27

    Hauptbeschreibung Franzosen lieben guten Wein und exzellentes Essen, die Männer sind tolle Liebhaber, die Frauen stets modisch gekleidet - die Klischees sitzen tief und halten sich hartnäckig. Doch wie sieht der Alltag wirklich aus, und was muss man wissen, wenn man sich als Deutscher auf einen längeren Aufenthalt im Nachbarland einlassen will? Günter... more...

  • Die Angst vor dem Koreakriegby Sascha Foerster

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.37

    ?Natürlich, dass man die Schwächen der Menschen, mit denen sie nun mal behaftet sind, als Kalkül bei allen Überlegungen einschaltet, das ist wohl klar.? Konrad Adenauer Jeder weiß, wie sich Angst anfühlt, doch Historiker wollten von ?schwachen? Faktoren wie ?Gefühlen? in der ?rationalen? Geschichtswissenschaft lange Zeit nichts wissen. Dass Emotionen... more...

  • The Fifth French Republicby Philip Thody

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    The Fifth French Republic is a study of modern French politics and history, discussing the five presidents who span from 1959 to the present--Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou, Valry Giscard d'Estang, Fran5~ois Mitterand and Jacques Chirac. Philip Thody examines the importance of the similarities between the five men for an understanding of the... more...

  • The Course of French Historyby Pierre Goubert

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    This stimulating one-volume history traces the social and economic evolution of France as a nation from 987 to the present day. more...

  • The de Gaulle Presidency and the Mediaby Jean K. Chalaby

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00

    Is it true that de Gaulle kept journalists at a distance because he disliked the press? Or was the press really against him, as always claimed? How did he exploit his own charisma on radio and television? This book explores the relationship between de Gaulle and the media during his presidency. The author examines de Gaulle's communications strategy... more...

  • The Fifth French Republicby Nicholas Atkin

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 105.00

    This is an up-to-date political history of the French Fifth Republic, a regime whose obituary has been written several times over, but which stubbornly refuses to die. more...