|LC Classifications||DC373.G3 C762|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ix, 726 p.|
|Number of Pages||726|
|LC Control Number||72001190|
Charles de Gaulle's book The army of the future is the ground force version of Giulio Douhet's Command of the Air. de Gaulle describes what his vision of what mobile warfare would be in the future. He begins the book with a very interesting terrain analysis explaining why France has always been open to invasion/5(4). Charles de Gaulle Les Mémoires de guerre sont un compte rendu de l'action du Général entre et Ses Mémoires d'espoir, dont la rédaction a été interrompue par sa mort, couvrent son retour aux affaires politiques en et sont complétées par les conférences de presse, allocutions, discours et messages sélectionnés par son. Charles de Gaulle rose from French soldier in World War I to exiled leader and, eventually, president of the Fifth Republic. He served as president from to Born: Charles de Gaulle has 61 books on Goodreads with ratings. Charles de Gaulle’s most popular book is The Complete War Memoirs of Charles de Gaulle.
This is a long book at pages or 41 hours and 35 minutes in audiobook format. Julian Jackson covers De Gaulle from childhood to death. The book is well written and meticulously researched. I have read a lot of books about World War I, but I do not recall any author mentioning the role De Gaulle played in the Great War/5. Book a Taxi from Charles de Gaulle Airport Charles de Gaulle Airport is a 35 minutes car drive from the north-east of Paris, and is about 25 kilometres from the city centre. This is 5/5. In a definitive biography of the mythic general who refused to accept Nazi domination of France, Julian Jackson captures this titanic figure as never before. Drawing on unpublished letters, memoirs, and resources of the recently opened de Gaulle archive, he shows how this volatile visionary put a broken France back at the center of world affairs. Charles de Gaulle (shärl də gōl), –, French general and statesman, first president (–69) of the Fifth Republic. The World Wars During World War I de Gaulle served with distinction until his capture in In The Army of the Future (, tr. ) he foresaw and futilely advocated for France the mechanized warfare by which Germany was to conquer .
De Gaulle had three rendezvous with history, in the old-fashioned sense he loved: in , in , and in On all three occasions, he saved . Admiring de Gaulle too much, as this book teaches us, can, however, be a dangerous game. It remains to be seen whether Macron, the banker and technocrat who created his own movement and party, will be able properly to measure up to the hoary old soldier whose vision of France was as poetic as it was political. Charles de Gaulle, savior of France’s honor and founder of the Fifth Republic, was a deeply contradictory politician. A conservative and a Catholic, from a monarchist family, he restored democracy in and brought the Communists into his government. An imperialist in the s, he oversaw France’s de–colonialization in the s. A soldier, he spent much of his career . The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion of , , etc.) notes, de Gaulle was not easy to peg politically. He emerged from a tradition of “social Catholicism” that “sought to overcome class struggle by finding a middle way between capitalism and socialism.” What de Gaulle was, pre-eminently, was French, fervently devoted to his nation.