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The Man who is France. The story of General Charles de Gaulle

by Stanley Frederick Clark

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Published by Dodd in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination262 p.
Number of Pages262
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24579196M
OCLC/WorldCa490748718

  De Gaulle was acting as if it was to be his name, not Petain’s, on the book. (In when de Gaulle did publish a book of his own, Edge of the Sword, he sent a copy to Charles Maurras, leading intellectual light of the royalist movement, Action Francaise. De Gaulle signed the copy “A mon maître”. We shall want to remember this when we.   “The General: Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved” by Jonathan Fenby is a biography of de Gaulle. It was entertaining, in-depth, well-researched, and flashed a not-always-kind light on The General. Now whether one thinks highly or poorly of de Gaulle is another matter/5(66).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Clark, Stanley Frederick. Man who is France. London, G.G. Harrap [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Charles de Gaulle; Charles de Gaulle.   The General: Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved: Fenby, Jonathan: Books - It tells the story of a complicated man in a way that grips the reader. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 /5(96).

During his year-long stay at Terminal 1 in the Charles de Gaulle Airport, Nasseri had his luggage at his side and spent his time reading, writing in his diary or studying economics. He received food and newspapers from employees of the airport, visits from journalists eager to hear his story and letters of support. Autobiography.   Charles de Gaulle was a French General and the first President of the Fifth Republic. Since his childhood, de Gaulle was a fervent French patriot who strongly believed in his nation. He was always inspired by the deeds of great men past, including.


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The Man who is France. The story of General Charles de Gaulle by Stanley Frederick Clark Download PDF EPUB FB2

As the title implies, yes, Charles De Gaulle did save France, and he “saved” it on more than one occasion. For me, the story that was the most engrossing was the role De Gaulle played in World War II.

At the conclusion of World War II, the story then shifts to De Gaulle’s political by:   The General: Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved Jonathan Fenby. out of 5 stars the book tells a thrilling story.” “A masterly study of Charles de Gaulle, the most formidable man to govern his country since Napoleon, that /5(37).

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. 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). The man who has been instrumental in liberating France and giving the Fifth Republic constitution, the name that continues to garner reverence – Charles de Gaulle. Charles de Gaulle was a towering personality with an envious height of 6 feet 5 inches.

His high forehead, droopy eyes and large nose were features that arrested attention. xactly 44 years ago in June the tall and solitary figure of General Charles de Gaulle stepped down from a small plane at London's Heston aerodrome. Behind him was a devastated and humiliated France whose Vichy government had capitulated almost without a fight, only.

Charles de Gaulle was born Novem in Lille. He is the son of Jeanne Maillot and Henri de Gaulle, professor of letters, mathematics and history. After his studies in preparatory classes at private Catholic college Stanislas in Paris, he joined in the last Military Special School of Saint-Cyr inranking th out of “Ask him about the cemeteries, Dean!" In upon being told that President Charles DeGaulle had taken France out of NATO and that all U.S.

troops must be evacuated off of French soil President Lyndon Johnson mentioned to Secretary of State Dean Rusk that he should ask DeGaulle about the Americans buried in France. Charles de Gaulle, French soldier, writer, statesman, and architect of France’s Fifth Republic.

He was the leader of the Free French resistance during World War II and served as president of France from until Learn more about de Gaulle’s life and accomplishments in this article.

This book is identical to the book entitled "De Gaulle" by Julian Jackson. By any title, this is an excellent biography and Jackson is an excellent writer.

I don't know why it was re-titled to "A Certain Idea of France, etc." but it was, which is s: Charles de Gaulle rose from French soldier in World War I to exiled leader and, eventually, president of the Fifth Republic.

He served as president from to Born: The man who is France: the story of General Charles de Gaulle. [Stanley Frederick Clark] -- "French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in and served as its first President from to "--Wikipedia.

Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. A bust of France's wartime resistance leader and later president Charles de Gaulle has been vandalised in northern France, local officials said. In this definitive biography of the mythic general who refused to accept the Nazi domination of France, Julian Jackson captures Charles de Gaulle as never s:   The General: Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved by Jonathan Fenby An impressive account of Charles De Gaulle separates the man from the myth, while acknowledging his achievements in forging.

The man who is France: the story of General Charles de Gaulle. [Stanley Frederick Clark] -- From the savage fighting in World War I to the Battle of France of World War. Verdict of De Gaulle, in his book France and its army, was perceptive: “Napoleon left France crushed, invaded, drained of blood and courage, smaller than he had found it Napoleon exhausted the good will of the French people, abused his sacrifices, covered Europe with tombs, ashes and tears.

General Charles de Gaulle, by the sheer force of his conviction and courage, came to represent all Frenchmen who would never surrender to the Germans as they took over France and her government in De Gaulle was the right man at the right time to.

Charles de Gaulle had 'a certain idea of France' which even he didn't manage to articulate clearly. De Gaulle biographer and one of Britain's leading historians of modern France, Julian Jackson, talks us through some key books to get a sense of France's wartime leader and president, Charles de Gaulle.

Charles de Gaulle: The Leader of Free France Charles De Gaulle and the France he Saved Douglas Boyd: De Gaulle Julian Jackson: De Gaulle General. Francis P. Sempa “Biographer and historian Jean Edward Smith tells the fascinating story of Paris’ liberation and credits three soldiers—French General de Gaulle, American General Dwight Eisenhower, and German General Dietrich von Choltitz—with saving the ‘city of light.’”.

The General Charles de Gaulle is a thorough analysis of De Gaulle's personality, accomplishments and his place during and after WWII. The reader will have a good sense of the General's motivation, patriotism and self understanding as he self identified with France and tried to make a place for France on the international s:   Charles de Gaulle was an austere individual, one who consciously cultivated distance from others.

47 years after his death, however, we know much more about the private man.