The General

Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved
Fenby, Jonathan (Book - 2012)
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The General

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No leader of modern times was more uniquely patriotic than Charles de Gaulle. As founder and first president of the Fifth Republic, General de Gaulle saw himself as "carrying France on [his] shoulders." In his twenties, he fought for France in the trenches and at the epic battle of Verdun. In the 1930s, he waged a lonely battle to enable France to better resist Hitler's Germany. Thereafter, he twice rescued the nation from defeat and decline by extraordinary displays of leadership, political acumen, daring, and bluff, heading off civil war and leaving a heritage adopted by his successors of right and left. Le Général, as he became known from 1940 on, appeared as if he was carved from a single monumental block, but was in fact extremely complex, a man with deep personal feelings and recurrent mood swings, devoted to his family and often seeking reassurance from those around him. This is a magisterial, sweeping biography of one of the great leaders of the twentieth century and of the country with which he so identified himself. Written with terrific verve, narrative skill, and rigorous detail, the first major work on de Gaulle in fifteen years brings alive as never before the private man as well as the public leader through exhaustive research and analysis.
Authors: Fenby, Jonathan
Title: The general
Charles de Gaulle and the France he saved
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2012.
Characteristics: xii, 707 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Notes: "A Herman Graf Book."
Originally published: London ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Local Note: 15 118
ISBN: 9781616086008
Statement of Responsibility: Jonathan Fenby
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970. Presidents France Biography. France History 20th century. France Politics and government 20th century.
Topical Term: Presidents
LCCN: 2012013918
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