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

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 84.00

    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...

  • The Xenophobe's Guide to the Norwegiansby Dan Elloway

    Oval Projects 2013; US$ 3.99

    A frank and funny look at what makes the Norwegians NORWEGIAN. more...

  • The Xenophobe's Guide to the Portugueseby Matthew Hancock

    Oval Projects 2012; US$ 3.99

    A guide to understanding the Portuguese which dispels or confirms preconceived prejudices with humor and insight. more...

  • A Certain Idea of Franceby Phillip H. Gordon

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 37.95

    As France begins to confront the new challenges of the post-Cold War era, the time has come to examine how French security policy has evolved since Charles de Gaulle set it on an independent course in the 1960s. Philip Gordon shows that the Gaullist model, contrary to widely held beliefs, has lived on--but that its inherent inconsistencies have grown... more...

  • Charles de Gaulle's Legacy of Ideasby Benjamin M. Rowland; Dana H. Allin; Timo Behr; David P. Calleo; Christopher S. Chivvis; John L. Harper; Thomas Row; Michael Stuermer; Lanxin Xiang

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 32.99

    Charles de Gaulle combined the skills to master the politics of his own day with an uncanny sense of where history was going and how to position France accordingly. The essays in this volume examine certain of the policies and themes de Gaulle pursued nationally, in the European region, and internationally, giving consideration to their significance... 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...

  • Das Ende einer Ausnahmeby Angelika Praus

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 30.27

    Warum reiste der französische Staatspräsident François Mitterrand im Dezember 1989 in die dem Untergang geweihte DDR? Warum schlug er Helmut Kohls Einladung aus, gemeinsam mit ihm durch das Brandenburger Tor zu schreiten? Warum ließ ausgerechnet Mitterrand, der 1984 mit Helmut Kohl Hand in Hand an den Gräbern von Verdun gestanden hatte, Unterstützung... more...

  • Das politische System der V. französischen Republikby Adolf Kimmel

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 62.98

    Der Band versammelt Aufsätze des Verfassers, die Probleme des politischen Systems der V. französischen Republik behandeln. Welchem Regimetyp ? parlamentarisch oder präsidentiell ? ist sie zuzuordnen? Wie sind Verfassungsnorm und Verfassungswirklichkeit zu beurteilen? Hat der Machtwechsel von 1981 (Wahl Mitterrands) zu einer neuen Verfassungspraxis... more...

  • De Gaulleby Andrew Shennan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    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,... more...

  • De Gaulleby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    <div>Watching a D-Day film, does anyone wonder why no French units took part in the invasion of their own German-occupied country? General Charles De Gaulle commaned 400,000 Free French soldiers, but US President Roosevelt insisted they not be told the date of the invasion because he intended to occupy France and open the country up to... more...