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  • French Right between the Wars, Theby Samuel Kalman; Sean Kennedy

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    During the interwar years France experienced severe political polarization. At the time many observers, particularly on the left, feared that the French right had embraced fascism, generating a fierce debate that has engaged scholars for decades, but has also obscured critical changes in French society and culture during the 1920s and 1930s. This... more...

  • Foreign Pol France 1914-45 V7by Nere

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • De Gaulleby Andrew Shennan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    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...

  • France and the Construction of Europe, 1944-2007by Michael Sutton

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 34.95

    In the second half of the twentieth century France played the greatest role - even greater than Germany's - in shaping what eventually became the European Union. By the early twenty-first century, however, in a hugely transformed Europe, this era had patently come to an end. This comprehensive history shows how France coupled the pursuit of power... more...

  • France in an Era of Global War, 1914-1945by Alison Carrol; Ludivine Broch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    In France in an Era of Global War, scholars re-examine experiences of French politics, occupation, empire and entanglements with the Anglophone world between 1914 and 1945. In doing so, they question the long-standing myths and assumptions which continue to surround this period, and offer new avenues of enquiry. more...

  • Andrée's Warby Francelle Bradford White

    Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 12.99

    In a true story of bravery and courage in occupied Paris, the tale of Andrée Griotteray?s work as an underground intelligence courier is shared by her daughter Andrée Griotteray was only 19 when the Germans invaded France. Just another young teenager, in search of fun and frivolity, she suddenly found herself living in an occupied city, forced... more...

  • The Politics of Racism in Franceby Peter Fysh; Jim Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 175.00

    This book traces the rise of the French National Front and presents an analysis of the organisation's origins, structure and doctrine which concludes that the Le Pen phenomenon represents a modern and sophisticated form of fascism. The authors offer a critical assessment of how political parties and anti-racist organisations have responded to the... more...

  • The Presidents of the French Fifth Republicby David S. Bell; John Gaffney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    In the French Republic political leadership is normally provided by the presidency, albeit from a very narrow constitutional base. This volume examines the strengths and weaknesses of that leadership as well as the way that executive power has been established in the republican context. 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...

  • Politics of Racism in Franceby Peter Fysh; Jim Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 58.00

    While most analyses of the French National Front (NF) see it as a threat to democracy, the exact nature of this threat has never been clearly defined. Drawing on interviews with leading far-right figures and access to internal party documents, this book identifies the NF as a modern fascist party. The authors produce an uncompromising assessment of... more...