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De Gaulle, Julian Jackson

Label
De Gaulle
Title
De Gaulle
Statement of responsibility
Julian Jackson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A definitive biography of the mythic general who refused to accept the Nazi domination of France, drawing on unpublished letters, memoirs, and papers in the newly opened de Gaulle archives that show how this volatile man put a broken France back at the center of world affairs. In the early summer of 1940, when France was overrun by German troops, one junior general who had fought in the trenches in Verdun refused to accept defeat. He fled to London, where he took to the radio to address his compatriots back home. "Whatever happens," he said, "the flame of French resistance must not be extinguished and will not be extinguished." At that moment, Charles de Gaulle entered history. For the rest of the war, de Gaulle insisted he and his Free French movement were the true embodiment of France. Sometimes aloof but confident in his leadership, he quarreled violently with Churchill and Roosevelt. Through sheer force of personality he inspired French men and women to risk their lives to resist the Nazi occupation. Thanks to de Gaulle, France was recognized as one of the victorious Allies when Germany was finally defeated. Then, as President of the Fifth Republic, de Gaulle brought France to the brink of a civil war over his controversial decision to pull out of Algeria. Julian Jackson's landmark biography, the first major reconsideration in over twenty years, captures this titanic figure as never before.--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
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Certain idea of France : the life of Charles De Gaulle
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
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Jackson, Julian
Dewey number
  • 944.083/6092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC420
LC item number
.J334 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gaulle, Charles de
  • Gaulle, Charles de
  • Presidents
  • Generals
  • France
  • Generals
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • France
  • France
Label
De Gaulle, Julian Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom as A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle in 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. De Gaulle before 'De Gaulle', 1890-1940: Beginnings, 1890-1908 -- War: 'A regret that will never leave me', 1908-1918 -- Rebuilding a career, 1919-1932 -- Making a mark, 1932-1939 -- The Battle of France, September 1939-June 1940 -- Part Two. Exile, 1940-1944: Rebellion, 1940 -- Survival, 1941 -- Inventing Gaullism -- On the world stage, September 1941-June 1942 -- Fighting France, July-October 1942 -- Power struggles, November 1942-November 1943 -- Building a state in exile, July 1943-May 1944 -- Liberation, June-August 1944 -- Part Three. In and out of power, 1944-1958: In power, August 1944-May 1945 -- From liberator to saviour, May 1945-December 1946 -- The new messiah, 1947-1955 -- In the 'desert', 1955-1958 -- The 18 Brumaire of Charles de Gaulle, February-June 1958 -- President du conseil, June-December 1958 -- Part Four. Republican monarch, 1959-1965: Algeria: 'This affair which absorbs and paralyses us', 1959-1962 -- Turning point, 1962 -- The pursuit of grandeur, 1958-1963 -- Going global, 1963-1964 -- Modernizing monarch, 1958-1964 -- Half-time, 1965 -- Part Five. Towards the end, 1966-1970: Upsetting the applecart, 1966-1967 -- Diminishing returns -- Revolution, 1968 -- The end, June 1968-November 1970 -- Myth, legacy and achievement
Control code
on1038022611
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
xl, 887 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674987210
Lccn
2018015618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028370237
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1038022611
Label
De Gaulle, Julian Jackson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom as A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle in 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. De Gaulle before 'De Gaulle', 1890-1940: Beginnings, 1890-1908 -- War: 'A regret that will never leave me', 1908-1918 -- Rebuilding a career, 1919-1932 -- Making a mark, 1932-1939 -- The Battle of France, September 1939-June 1940 -- Part Two. Exile, 1940-1944: Rebellion, 1940 -- Survival, 1941 -- Inventing Gaullism -- On the world stage, September 1941-June 1942 -- Fighting France, July-October 1942 -- Power struggles, November 1942-November 1943 -- Building a state in exile, July 1943-May 1944 -- Liberation, June-August 1944 -- Part Three. In and out of power, 1944-1958: In power, August 1944-May 1945 -- From liberator to saviour, May 1945-December 1946 -- The new messiah, 1947-1955 -- In the 'desert', 1955-1958 -- The 18 Brumaire of Charles de Gaulle, February-June 1958 -- President du conseil, June-December 1958 -- Part Four. Republican monarch, 1959-1965: Algeria: 'This affair which absorbs and paralyses us', 1959-1962 -- Turning point, 1962 -- The pursuit of grandeur, 1958-1963 -- Going global, 1963-1964 -- Modernizing monarch, 1958-1964 -- Half-time, 1965 -- Part Five. Towards the end, 1966-1970: Upsetting the applecart, 1966-1967 -- Diminishing returns -- Revolution, 1968 -- The end, June 1968-November 1970 -- Myth, legacy and achievement
Control code
on1038022611
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
xl, 887 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674987210
Lccn
2018015618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028370237
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1038022611

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