|Statement||[by] Richard Harrity and Ralph G. Martin.|
|Contributions||Martin, Ralph G., 1920- joint author.|
|LC Classifications||DC373.G3 H315|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||1 v. (unpaged)|
|LC Control Number||61016833|
“Mike Haskew's concise but penetrating biography of Charles de Gaulle restores the often-exasperating Frenchman to his proper place as one of the towering figures of World War II, a man whose lonely grandeur and sense of destiny inspired his beloved country at the moment of her greatest peril.”Cited by: 1. It is a fascinating study in the application and use of power by a man who truly believed his destiny was to save France, and keep her place and prestige among nations. It is Andrew Shennan has written a fascinating and highly informative study of Charles De Gaulle.3/5. The subtitle of Fenby’s book implies that for all his faults de Gaulle was the essential man, carrying the burden of his country’s destiny at critical junctures when, without him, France might have devolved into anarchy, been the subject of a military coup or been sidelined by more powerful allies. 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, he brought France to the brink of a civil war over his controversial decision to pull out of Algeria. Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts Hardcover $ In Stock. but de Gaulle the Cited by: 3.
Admiring de Gaulle too much, as this book teaches us, can, however, be a dangerous game. It remains to be seen whether Macron, the banker and technocrat who created his own movement and party, will be able properly to measure up to the hoary old soldier whose vision of France was as poetic as it was political. In a opinion poll, De Gaulle emerged as the historical figure the French most admired, the man who in “saved the honour of France”. • A Certain Idea of France Author: PD Smith. De Gaulle was an authentically great man, as revealed in his interwar writings, in his stoicism, in his passionate love for France, in his choice for honor and resistance in June , and, above all, in the myriad ways he kept greatness and moderation together in his thought and action. Buy A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle 01 by Jackson, Julian (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(47).
THE GENERAL: Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved User Review - Kirkus. A keen biography conveying the French general's driving sense of destiny. Considered by the French 4/5(2). No leader of modern times was more uniquely patriotic than Charles de Gaulle. As founder and first president of the Fifth Republic, General de Gaulle saw himself as “carrying France on [his] shoulders.” In his twenties, he fought for France in the trenches and at the epic battle of Verdun. In the s, he waged a lonely battle to enable France to better resist Hitler’s Germany.4/5(2). In November , Maritain wrote to de Gaulle to the effect, given the fact that the bourgeoisie had betrayed France, that the country needed a “new regime reconciling Christianity and liberty, i.e., the tradition of St. Louis and the tradition of the Rights of Man.” De Gaulle wrote back, “I am not worried for the future of democracy. After monopolizing French politics for six years, Charles de Gaulle suddenly dropped out of sight, and returned to his home to write his war memoirs. De Gaulle had told Pierre Bertaux in that he planned to retire because "France may still one day need an image that is pure Children: Philippe, Élisabeth, Anne.