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The Resource In the shadow of the general : modern France and the myth of De Gaulle, Sudhir Hazareesingh

In the shadow of the general : modern France and the myth of De Gaulle, Sudhir Hazareesingh

Label
In the shadow of the general : modern France and the myth of De Gaulle
Title
In the shadow of the general
Title remainder
modern France and the myth of De Gaulle
Statement of responsibility
Sudhir Hazareesingh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Charles De Gaulle's leadership of the French while in exile during World War II cemented his place in history. In contemporary France, he is the stuff of legend, consistently acclaimed as the nation's pre-eminent historical figure. But paradoxes abound. For one thing, his personal popularity sits oddly with his social origins and professional background. Neither the Army nor the Catholic Church is particularly well-regarded in France today, as they are seen to represent antiquated traditions and values. So why, then, do the French nonetheless identify with, celebrate, and even revere this austere and devout Catholic, who remained closely wedded to military values throughout his life? The Shadow of the General resolves this mystery and explains how de Gaulle has come to occupy such a privileged position in the French imagination. Sudhir Hazareesingh's story of how an individual life was transformed into national myth also tells a great deal about the French collective self in the twenty-first century: its fractured memory, its aspirations to greatness, and its manifold anxieties. Indeed, alongside the tale of de Gaulle's legacy, the author unfolds a much broader narrative: the story of modern France."--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hazareesingh, Sudhir
Dewey number
944.083/6092
Index
index present
LC call number
DC420
LC item number
.H39 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gaulle, Charles de
  • Myth
  • Memory
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
  • National characteristics, French
  • France
  • Gaulle, Charles de
  • Rezeption
  • France
Label
In the shadow of the general : modern France and the myth of De Gaulle, Sudhir Hazareesingh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
De Gaulle, a French Passion -- Hail to the Liberator -- Sentiment and Reason -- The Spirit of the 18th of June -- Father of the Nation -- Pilgrimages to Colombey -- The Consecration of an icon
Control code
671709681
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 238 pages
Isbn
9780195308884
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012001182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021083951
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671709681
  • (OCoLC)671709681
Label
In the shadow of the general : modern France and the myth of De Gaulle, Sudhir Hazareesingh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
De Gaulle, a French Passion -- Hail to the Liberator -- Sentiment and Reason -- The Spirit of the 18th of June -- Father of the Nation -- Pilgrimages to Colombey -- The Consecration of an icon
Control code
671709681
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 238 pages
Isbn
9780195308884
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012001182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021083951
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671709681
  • (OCoLC)671709681

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