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Wars, Plots and Scandals in Post-War France

Wars, Plots and Scandals in Post-War France

by Philip M. WilliamsPhilip M. Williams


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This collection, first published in 1970, brings together twelve articles on French political subjects, mostly concerned either with the plots and scandals that arose out of the long struggle for decolonisation, or with the culmination of that struggle in the Algerian war. In his introduction as well as throughout the book, Williams demonstrates the connection between these two themes, and explains why political scandals have been so prominent and recurrent a feature of French public life and how these scandals affected both France as well as Algeria.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521130820
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/11/2010
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Burden of History: 1. The politics of scandal; 2. From Dreyfus to Vichy; Part II. Legacy of Empire: Intrigue in Paris: 3. The Generals affair; 4. The Leakages affair; 5. The Mitterrrand affair; 6. The Ben Barka affair; Part III. Legacy of Empire: War in Algeria; 7. The Fourth Republic: murder or suicide?; 8. Moslems and settlers; 9. Algerian conversations; 10. The army and its putsch; Part IV. Learning from History?: 11. Gaullist grandeur: myth or reality; 12. Vietnam: America's Algeria?; Index.

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