Charles De Gaulle a biography by Don Cook

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Published by Putnam in New York .

Written in English

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  • France


  • Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970.,
  • France. Armée -- Biography.,
  • Presidents -- France -- Biography.,
  • Generals -- France -- Biography.,
  • France -- Politics and government -- 20th century.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementDon Cook.
LC ClassificationsDC420 .C66 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination432 p. ;
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3162809M
ISBN 100399128581
LC Control Number83004637

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His father, Henri de Gaulle, was a professor of history and literature at a Jesuit college and eventually founded his own school.: Henri de Gaulle came from a long line of parliamentary gentry from Normandy and en: Philippe, Élisabeth, Anne. Charles de Gaulle had 'a certain idea of France' which even he didn't manage to articulate clearly.

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