Paris After the Liberation 1944-1949: Revised Edition

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Penguin, Aug 31, 2004 - History - 448 pages
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"A rich and intriguing story whcih the authors disentangle with great skill."--Sunday Telegraph

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In this brilliant synthesis of social, political, and cultural history, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayal of the City of Lights after its liberation. Paris became the diplomatic battleground in the opening stages of the Cold War. Against this volatile political backdrop, every aspect of life is portrayed: scores were settled in a rough and uneven justice, black marketers grew rich on the misery of the population, and a growing number of intellectual luminaries and artists including Hemingway, Beckett, Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Cocteau, and Picassocontributed new ideas and a renewed vitality to this extraordinary moment in time.


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Beever and Cooper's highly regarded 1994 volume profiles the political fallout in Paris following the defeat of the Nazis and the rise of communism. It was a time when U.S. and other Allied troops were considered by many French citizens to be the new invaders trying to take over their country. Read full review

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Husband-and-wife team of Beevor and Cooper have produced a thorough, fascinating account of postwar Paris. The authors focus on three themes: the bitter struggle of Resistance supporters against the ... Read full review

Contents

UNPUBLISHED SOURCES
2 THE PATHS OF COLLABORATION AND RESISTANCE
4 THE RACE FOR PARIS
5 LIBERATED PARIS
8 THEEPURATION SAUVAGE
9 PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT
11 LIBERATORS AND LIBERATED
12 WRITERS AND ARTISTS IN THE LINE OF FIRE
PLOTS AND COUNTERPLOTS
20 POLITICS AND LETTERS
22 THE FASHIONABLE WORLD
23 A TALE OF TWO CITIES
25 THE SELFFULFILLING PROPHECY
26 THE REPUBLIC AT BAY
27 THE GREAT BOOM OF SAINTGERMAINDESPRES
28 THE CURIOUS TRIANGLE

13 THE RETURN OF EXILES
14 THE GREAT TRIALS
15 HUNGER FOR THE NEW
16 AFTER THE DELUGE
17 COMMUNISTS IN GOVERNMENT
30 AMERICANS IN PARIS
31 THE TOURIST INVASION
32 PARIS SERA TOUJOURS PARIS
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Antony Beevor is the author of several bestselling works of history. His wife, Artemis Cooper, is the author of Cairo in the War: 1939–1945 and Writing at the Kitchen Table.

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