The Last Great Frenchman by Charles Williams
A Life of General De Gaulle

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"This is a splendid popular biography . . . recounted with verve and anecdotal warmth, along with fresh appraisals of de Gaulle's career as soldier, politician, and head of state." --Publishers Weekly.

"Highly readable. . . . It is to Williams' credit that he is able to get so close to such a prickly personality." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Charles Williams has matched a great subject by something near to a great book." --Daily Telegraph (London)

"Marvelous vignettes. . . . Williams tells his story with pace and skill." --Martin Gilbert

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CHARLES WILLIAMS (Lord Williams of Elvel) is Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the British House of Lords. Before embarking on his political career he spent four years in Paris from 1966 to 1970, the last period of de Gaulle's government.
Published March 20, 1995 by Wiley. 544 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Then, after ten years in the wilderness, he returned to power, being the only man in France who enjoyed enough public confidence so that he could take the ruthless steps to extricate France from Algeria by what Williams calls ``a mixture of strength and calculated deception.'' Even in old age, de...

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