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In Britain and America, Charles de Gaulle tends to be thought of as a bit of a prima donna, whose peevishness and notoriously thin skin would exasperate Churchill and Roosevelt. There is plenty of this on display in this memoir, which covers the end of the war and the first months of peace. He sulks at perceived slights from the allies, most of which are clearly imagined and seems obsessed with protocol in a way which must have mystified his counterparts. The saving grace is that he is obsessed ...more
May 24, 2013 Pinkgreen rated it did not like it
No one should read this ever ! If you're considering reading this or any over book by De Gaulle, please don't, just save yourself. Some of us actually HAD to read every line of this for school... and then study it intensely and learn every last boring detail about it ... and then write two huge essays on it in 4 hours in order to graduate high school... YOU HAVE A CHOICE, MAKE THE RIGHT ONE !!!!
Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle was a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II and later founded the French Fifth Republic and served as its first President. In France, he is commonly referred to as Général de Gaulle or simply Le Général.More about Charles de Gaulle...
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