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The General This Is A Magisterial, Sweeping Biography Of One Of The Great Leaders Of The 20th Century General Charles De Gaulle.

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  • Hardcover
  • 707 pages
  • The General
  • Jonathan Fenby
  • English
  • 18 June 2017
  • 1847373925

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  1. says:

    This is a magnificent biography of Charles De Gaulle There are many aspects that stand out about this man.First and foremost is that when De Gaulle stepped off the plane in England in June, 1940 he was 49 years old If he would have died then and there he would have been a minor footnote in French history As it is, he played a compelling role in 20th century history for the next 30 years De Gaulle single handedly took charge of French resistance and started the planning of a new French govern This is a magn...


  2. says:

    What a man, what a book Perhaps lexicon or Some list of his recurring ministers would be handy


  3. says:

    This is a perfectly adequate and workman like biography of De Gaulle While comprehensive, I never really got a good sense of either him or the France he saved Why exactly is he to be regarded as a Great Man, again While he had some considerable political skill and luck, it was never really made clear the real impact of his presidency or how his leade...


  4. says:

    The best biographers develop a deep empathy for their subjects that allow the writer to judiciously illuminate the best and worst of their characters The result is a work that allows us to understand deeply what animates a person s ideas and motivates their actions Fenby does not manage to accomplish this in his somewhat m...


  5. says:

    Excellent biography of a man who loved France I was reminded of the tumultuous politics of France in the 1960s and 1970s.


  6. says:

    Charles De Gaulle 1890 1970 was a French army officer, resistance leader, politician, and even statesman Born into a conservative Catholic family which was politically estranged from the secular Third Republic, De Gaulle had a Catholic education before entering the military academy He was woundedthan once, I think , during the First World War and captured by the Germans, making several unsuccessful attempts to escape from prisoner of war camps He married in the 1920s, and had 3 child Charles De Gaulle 1890 1970 was a French army officer, resistance leader, politician, and even statesman Born into a conservative Catholic family which was politically estranged from the secular Third Republic, De Gaulle had a Catholic education before entering the military academy He was woundedthan once, I think , during the First World War and captured by the Germans, making several unsuccessful attempts to escape from prisoner of war camps He married in the 1920s, and had 3 children his most touching relationship was with a daughter who suffered from Down s syndrome, to whom De Gaulle showed a tenderness rarely in evidence in other relationships During the 1930s he became an advocate of ard warfare, and commanded a tank unit in the 1940 campaign in France He was promoted a junior ministerial post in the French government by Paul Reynaud, and left France for Britain during the collapse of France In Br...


  7. says:

    Others have described this book, so I won t repeat what they wrote I found it informative but boring and had trouble keeping track of the many cast of characters To be sure this was a historical book, but there are histories and there are histories Some historians, like Timothy Snyd...


  8. says:

    De Gaulle must have been one of the mots extraordinary men who has ever lived His conviction that he was France like a medieval king, could have seemed pathological but allowed him to save France not once but twice His love of France was the defining passion of his life, ...


  9. says:

    Great book Not a particularly likeable personality to portray.


  10. says:

    Quel homme De Gaulle Auschwitz Quelle tristesse, quel d go t et malgr tout quelle esp rance humaine

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