De Gaulle: The rebel, 1890-1944

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Norton, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 615 pages
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Savior of his nation in war; bold man of letters; patriot; a statesman who achieved reality for his political vision by the overwhelming force of his will: the personality that emerges in Jean Lacouture's magnificent biography of Charles de Gaulle seems larger than life, a presence of mythic proportions. The story begins with de Gaulle's childhood in Lille and follows him through his heroic experiences in World War I and his swift rise to prominence in the French army, to that great moment of triumph, the liberation of Paris in August 1944. Perceptions of the private de Gaulle--the schoolboy, the father--are woven into this politically astute account of a career grounded in controversy.

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In this "Year of De Gaulle'' (who was born 100 years ago and died 20 years ago), it is pleasing to note the publication in English of the first volume of a solid (massive) two-volume biography of the ... Read full review

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Jean Lacouture is a French journalist and historian.

Patrick O'Brian is the author of twenty volumes in the highly respected Aubrey/Maturin series of novels.

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