Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order 1940-1944

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Columbia University Press, 2001 - History - 415 pages
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Robert O. Paxton's classic study of the aftermath of France's sudden collapse under Nazi invasion utilizes captured German archives and other contemporary materials to construct a strong and disturbing account of the Vichy period in France. With a new introduction and updated bibliography, Vichy France demonstrates that the collaborationist government of Marshal Pétain did far more than merely react to German pressures. The Vichy leaders actively pursued their own double agenda -- internally, the authoritarian and racist "national revolution," and, externally, an attempt to persuade Hitler to accept this new France as a partner in his new Europe.

  

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This seminal book first published in 1972 exploded the myth that Vichy was imposed by the Nazis in the face of massive French resistance. It also ignited public discussion of Vichy in France itself ... Read full review

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Good basic summary of France during WWII. Read full review

Contents

I
3
II
51
III
63
IV
69
V
92
VI
101
VII
109
VIII
131
XXI
249
XXII
259
XXIV
268
XXV
273
XXVI
280
XXVII
291
XXVIII
299
XXIX
309

IX
148
X
153
XI
165
XII
168
XIII
185
XIV
200
XV
210
XVI
221
XVII
228
XVIII
234
XIX
241
XX
243
XXX
326
XXXI
330
XXXII
352
XXXIII
357
XXXIV
374
XXXV
380
XXXVI
385
XXXVII
387
XXXVIII
391
XXXIX
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XL
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Robert G. Henricks is a professor of religion at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he has taught since 1976. One of the most acclaimed authorities on classic Asian literature today, he has translated the highly regarded Lao-Tzu Te-Tao Ching and is the author of other books, including Philosophy and Argumentation in Third Century China and The Poetry of Han-Shan.

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