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The famous opener to de Gaulle's war memoirs ("All my life I have had a certain idea of France"), with its ambiguous disdain, is the conceptual starting line for any biographer. De Gaulle's idea of France--an idealized, mystically historical France, rather than a constitutionally delineated France--made him a controversial figure for nearly his entire adult life. Jackson, a historian of occupied France of the 1940s, weaves the particularities of de Gaulle's life into a clear picture of his "idea of France." Contemptuous of political quarrels, de Gaulle proved a cagey player who almost always got his way. Jackson's narrative is astutely analytical about de Gaulle's calculated aloofness, and its application to the France he envisioned, from de Gaulle's rejection of surrender in 1940 to his recall to power in 1958 amid the imminence of a civil war. Immensely controversial in life, de Gaulle is generally admired in death by the French,

This Paperback is in Good condition, Printed 1990, 158 pages, 13cms x 19cms tall.

MY BOOK QUALITY DESCRIPTIONS:- BRAND NEW ... Never been read. EXCELLENT ... Nearly "As New" with mention of specific faults. VERY GOOD .. May have some defects with the cover or some writings inside. GOOD ... readable but may have browning, sunning, and rust spots. REASONABLE ... A readable book with maybe light damage to spine and cover, EX LIBRARY .. What you see is what you get, with description of faults. At the end of the day, please feel free to ASK about the condition of the book. What may suit a reader may not suit a collector.

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