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  • Verdict On Vichy: Power and Prejudice in the Vichy France Regimeby Michael Curtis

    Arcade Publishing 2003; US$ 28.95

    This masterful book is the first comprehensive reappraisal of the Vichy France regime for over 20 years. France was occupied by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1944, and the exact nature of France's role in the Vichy years is only now beginning to come to light. One of the main reasons that the Vichy history is difficult to tell is that some of France's... more...

  • French Relations with the European Unionby Helen Drake

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 170.00

    This scholarly work examines how key actors within French politics and society have related to the challenges and opportunities posed by the European Union, and how these relations have driven or hindered change in France. The collection invites the reader to explore below the surface image of a France troubled by its relations with the EU in... more...

  • Sozialisten und Radicaux - eine schwierige Allianzby Daniela Neri-Ultsch

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2005; US$ 77.00

    Daniela Neri-Ultschs intensive und quellennahe Studie geht erstmals der Frage nach, welche Bedeutung die Bündnisfähigkeit zwischen dem bürgerlich-liberalen Parti radical und der sozialistischen Partei Frankreichs, der SFIO, für die Stabilität bzw. Instabilität des politischen Systems in Frankreich nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg hatte. more...

  • Paul Reynaud (1878-1966)by Stefan Grüner

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 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...

  • Frankreichby Günter Liehr

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 10.64

    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$ 21.13

    "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... 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 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...

  • Jacques Chiracby Alan Allport

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    For more than 40 years, Jacques Chirac has been at the center of French political life. He has served in every major office of the French state, from mayor of Paris and prime minister to the presidency, which he has held since 1995. This work examines the complex issues and questions surrounding Chirac and his policies. more...