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Pétain : how the hero of France became a convicted traitor and changed the course of history / Charles Williams.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: DC342.8.P4 W55 2005

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    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Williams, Charles, 1933-
    Published
    New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
    Locale
    France
    Contents
    On the wrong side of history
    "The son of my sorrow"
    Choosing the saber over the book
    Saint-Cyr: lessons in war
    The Dreyfus affair
    Love, retirement, and a new beginning
    The dogs of war
    "The German is the enemy"
    The battle of Verdun
    Hero of France and commander-in-chief
    Total war
    Pétain, architect of victory
    Nini, the wife next door
    Saving the Spanish in Morocco
    The Politics of peace
    The hollow years
    The unpopular front
    Ambassador to Spain
    Defeat
    The road to Vichy
    The royal "we"
    The Germans, Darlan, and the Jewish question
    The specter of communism
    The trap
    The collapse of the house of cards
    Occupied France
    Vichy: the final act
    Reluctant flight
    The Marshal of France defends his honor
    Prison for life.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-290) and index.
    On the wrong side of history -- "The son of my sorrow" -- Choosing the saber over the book -- Saint-Cyr: lessons in war -- The Dreyfus affair -- Love, retirement, and a new beginning -- The dogs of war -- "The German is the enemy" -- The battle of Verdun -- Hero of France and commander-in-chief -- Total war -- Pétain, architect of victory -- Nini, the wife next door -- Saving the Spanish in Morocco -- The Politics of peace -- The hollow years -- The unpopular front -- Ambassador to Spain -- Defeat -- The road to Vichy -- The royal "we" -- The Germans, Darlan, and the Jewish question -- The specter of communism -- The trap -- The collapse of the house of cards -- Occupied France -- Vichy: the final act -- Reluctant flight -- The Marshal of France defends his honor -- Prison for life.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    1403970114
    Physical Description
    xi, 298 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

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