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De Gaulle: Lessons in Leadership from the Defiant General

De Gaulle: Lessons in Leadership from the Defiant General (Hardback)

By Haskew, Michael E.

Charles de Gaulle once stated, France has no friends, only interests, and it was this strength of mind and love of country that took the region from an occupied territory during World War II to a leader in the Allied cause. Convinced that his personal destiny and that of his belo...ved country were intertwined, de Gaulle's life's work was dedicated to advancing its preeminence among nations. Even while the country lay prostrate before the Nazis, he maintained the honor of the French people, choosing to resist rather than to collaborate. His presidency was no less visionary; under de Gaulle, France became a nuclear power, granted autonomy to more than a dozen of its former colonial holdings, and maintained an influential presence on the world stage. Here, Michael Haskew takes us on a tremendous journey through de Gaulle's pivotal years, his leadership of the resistance, and beyond to understand the man who remade both modern military tactics and global leadership.
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ISBN 9780230110816
Released NZ 14 Oct 2011
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Hardback
Series World Generals Series
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ISBN-13 9780230110816
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Released 14 Oct 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Haskew, Michael E.
Series World Generals Series
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: From C 1900 -
World History: Second World War
European History
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 944.0836092
Weight 314g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress France, France - Politics and government - 1945-, France - History - German occupation, 1940-1945, Gaulle, Charles de, World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - France
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade