France and the French: A Modern History

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Overlook Press, 2006 - History - 740 pages
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"In this exhaustively researched narrative history, Rod Kedward brings to life the great, and often terrible, dramas of modern France - the two cataclysmic wars, the Algerian disaster, the student and worker revolt of 1968 - but also explores the special worlds of the workplace, immigration, minorities, the role of women, and the relationship of politics to place, everyday life, and collective memory."--BOOK JACKET.

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Plus ša change, plus ša change: The France of 2005 is far different from the France of a century before, though both agree that anything that is not French is suspect.Thus, writes historian Kedward ... Read full review

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Academics will welcome this sweeping, highly readable, and complex narrative of 20th-century French history and culture. Kedward (emeritus, Univ. of Sussex, UK; Resistance in Vichy France ) attempts ... Read full review


Socialism and Syndicalism 19001909
Nationalism and Patriotism 19001914

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Rod Kedward is the author of many works on occupied France and the resistance, among them the remarkable Resistance in Vichy France and In Search of the Maquis, which won the Philippe Vianney Prize in France. He has been honored by the French government and is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Sussex.

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