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  • Die Angst vor dem Koreakriegby Sascha Foerster

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    "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...

  • Histoire de France Illustréeby Jacques Beauregard; B. Libbish

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

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  • Verdict on Vichyby Michael Curtis

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    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...

  • De Gaulle?s Legacyby William R. Nester

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book explores the following: What is the art of power? What is the art of French power? How did Charles de Gaulle understand and assert power, establishing the Fifth Republic and breaking centuries of political instability? How well or poorly have his successors wielded the art of French power to define, defend, or enhance French interests? more...

  • French Nuclear Diplomacyby Wilfred L. Kohl

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 55.95

    Wilfred Kohl analyzes the development of France's atomic force, focusing on the role of nuclear weapons in de Gaulle's policies and its impact on French relations with NATO, her key alliance partners (the United States, Great Britain, and West Germany), and the U.S.S.R. He emphasizes the discontinuity between de Gaulle's grandiose designs and the... more...

  • General Maxime Weygand, 1867-1965by Anthony Clayton

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    The career of the French general Maxime Weygand offers a fascinating glimpse into the perils and politics of military leadership and loyalty in the interwar years and after France?s defeat in 1940. Of obscure birth, Weygand had an outstanding career during WWI as chief of staff for Marshal Foch and served France after the war in Poland and Syria before... more...

  • Krisen und Krisenbewusstsein in Deutschland und Frankreich in den 1960er Jahrenby Bernhard Gotto; Horst Möller; Jean Mondot; Nicole Pelletier

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 77.00

    "1968" ist mittlerweile zur Chiffre für eine gesamte Zeitsignatur geworden, für Krisenhaftigkeit und Krisenbewusstsein weltweit. Die Ausbrüche vom Mai 1968 verweisen auf tiefe historische Zäsuren und gesellschaftliche Umbrüche. Ausgangsbedingungen, Konfliktlagen und Ausprägungen von Protest und Reformen untersucht der Band erstmals in... more...

  • The Fifth French Republic: Presidents, Politics and Personalitiesby 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 the founding of the monarchy in 987, to the present day. Against a background of structural change, Goubert etches a vivid account of key events and personalities. His perspective is a popular one, and his main interest is in how political events... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 160.00

    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...