The Resource France : a modern history from the Revolution to the war with terror, Jonathan Fenby

France : a modern history from the Revolution to the war with terror, Jonathan Fenby

Label
France : a modern history from the Revolution to the war with terror
Title
France
Title remainder
a modern history from the Revolution to the war with terror
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Fenby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries for France would be tumultuous. Critically acclaimed historian and political commentator Jonathan Fenby provides an expert and riveting journey through this period as he recounts and analyzes the extraordinary sequence of events of this period from the end of the First Revolution through two others, a return of Empire, three catastrophic wars with Germany, periods of stability and hope interspersed with years of uncertainty and high tensions. As her cross-channel neighbor Great Britain would equally suffer, France was to undergo the wrenching loss of colonies in the post-Second World War era as the new modern world we know today took shape. Her attempts to become the leader of the European Union was a constant struggle, as was her lack of support for America in the two Gulf Wars of the past twenty years. Alongside this came huge social changes and cultural landmarks, but also fundamental questioning of what this nation, which considers itself exceptional, really stood--and stands--for. That saga and those questions permeate the France of today, now with an implacable enemy to face in the form of Islamic extremism which so bloodily announced itself this year in Paris. Fenby will detail every event, every struggle, and every outcome across this expanse of 200 years. It will prove to be the definitive guide to understanding France."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
France : a modern history from the Revolution to the war with terror, Jonathan Fenby
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: The history of modern France. London : Simon & Schuster, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [485]-515) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1792713
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxxix, 536 pages
Isbn
9781250096838
Lccn
2016024799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) LSC2923168
  • (OCoLC)969831567
  • LSC2923168

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