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Lynn is on page 377 of 640 of A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand
Mitterrand shocked when as a Socialist he won the presidency. Especially at a time when Reagan and Thatcher's policies ruled the US and Britain, Mitterrand sent shockwaves.
Feb 23, 2014 06:55PM Add a comment
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Lynn is on page 219 of 640 of A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand
The Fourth Republic died in 1959. Algerians fought harder for independence and the French became more determined to keep them as part of France, believing they would be happy to be French citizens. Mitterrand as a former leader in the Fourth Republic was on the outs. Urban terrorism in Paris and in Algeria was common.
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Lynn is on page 202 of 640 of A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand
Mitterrand was accused of being Communist other than Socialist and was voted out of the prime minister's office,
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Lynn is on page 195 of 640 of A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand
Mitterand's action during the Fourth Republic and the rebellions in French territories in North Africa is absorbing.France had a very difficult time acknowledging the possibility of loss and resulted to torture and mass executions to stop it from happening. It did.
Feb 22, 2014 09:58PM Add a comment
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Lynn is on page 170 of 640 of A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand
WWII ends and the Fourth Republic created. Mitterrand very wary of De Gaulle and compares him to Napoleon III when he coup d' tat the second republic. the Leak Affair becomes big.
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Lynn is on page 112 of 640 of A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand
Good to hear of Mitterrand 's experience as a young soldier in WWII. Most of the French army was taken prisoner in 17 days and deported to Germany. Mitterrand eventually escaped and joined up with Charles DeGaulle in Free France.
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Lynn is on page 46 of 640 of A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand
Best quote: The problem with Francois was that he was always opposing something. He refused to take over the family business. Rejected his Catholic background and in the 50s, opposed DeGaulle's coming out of retirement to deal with the Algerian War.
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Lynn is on page 78 of 383 of Rethink HIV: Smarter Ways to Invest in Ending HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa
Very technical. Talks a lot about studies of male circumcision on preventing HIV and how abstinence only education did nothing to prevent HIV infection.
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Lynn is on page 63 of 320 of Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora
Emily travels to Israel finds herself mistaken as an Arab and strip searched at the airport. Later in Israel she talks to the Ethiopian Jews who have been mistreated and abused by Israel while being brought there after much commotion. Before being allowed in, they were routinely rejected as Jews and refused work visas and deported.
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Lynn is 81% done with Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
Anne is pregnant again. Princess Dowager Katherine as she is now called is being forced into damper quarters which she fears will kill her and refuses to move. Lady Mary is also being treated worse now that she is a bastard. Anne gets Henry Fitzroy married at 15 to her cousin rather than a more royal match.
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Anne has had Elizabeth and the parents show the child off a lot as rumor in the streets says the baby is deformed.
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Anna Regina. Anne is secretly married to Henry and is now pregnant. She goes through a crowning ceremony so she is now Queen Consort. The chapter ends with Anne leaving Henry and the Archbishop to give birth to her "son".
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King Henry goes to Calais with Anne, his "bastard" Henry Fitzroy, Cromwell and the rest of court. He meets up with King Francis of France.
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Henry continues with Anne but most don't like her and find conniving and ruthless.
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Anne is considered a witch enchanting the king.
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Cardinal Wolsey dies. The story continues.
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Cromwell watches the Cardinal Wolsey get into more trouble with the king and the Boleyn family gain power but doubts it will last.
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Chapter 2 covers Katherine's trial, Anne's hold on Henry and the possibility of Mary Boleyn's son, Harry Carey as Henry's son. Beautifully written novel.
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Lynn is on page 333 of 480 of Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
Prince Henry keeps in a romantic mood about Catherine since he considers her to be his betrothed. Apparently he loved women more when they were unattainable.
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Lynn is on page 287 of 480 of Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
The King of the Anglo-Hapsburg Empire was Catherine's brother in law and he wanted to control Castile. Henry VII wanted a dispensation for Catherine's marriage to Henry to say that that marriage to Arthur was consummated so he could keep the dowry. Catherine always insisted she was still a virgin.
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Lynn is on page 261 of 480 of Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
Henry VII was trying hard to maintain power after his wife died and keep Catherine from from returning to Spain. Ferdinand had trouble after Isabella died and could lose half his kingdom to his daughter who he had we'd to a Duke of the Balkinds. Catherine in England was subject all sorts of intrigue among her staff and was too young to control it.
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Cromwell assists in raiding the monistaries and taking the treasures. Leaving the religious people and parishioners with nothing.
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Lynn is on page 151 of 480 of Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
Back to the good old days of Henry VII, his royal queen and his glorious son Arthur.
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Lynn is 9% done with Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
Cromwell questions the pope in religion and reads banned books he has been able to get about Protestantism.
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Lynn is on page 126 of 480 of Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
Henry VII has lucked out in his marriage to Elizabeth, a daughter of York but when his son, Arthur dies shortly after his marriage to Catherine of Aragon his legitimacy to the throne is delivered a blow. They try to have another child but Eliazabeth dies in childbirth. Only son Henry is left.
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Woolsey talks of how Katherine came at 16 to marry Arthur who died suddenly and Henry VII, whose queen died shortly after decided to marry her himself but in the course of seven years Katherine was held in England, young prince Henry who was 10 when Katherine arrived, managed to outmaneuver his father and marry her himself.
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One is telling Henry that he needs to stay with his wife because the pope refuses an annulment or marrying Henry to one of several French princesses.
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Thomas Cromwell as a young man is often picked on by other boys and beaten by his father. He leaves home as a young man. At age 40, he is working at court as a religious man and talking to Cardinal Wolsey. King Henry VIII wants to get rid of his wife Katherine and Wolsey is planning different options.
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