Jean Lacouture


Born
in Bordeaux, France
June 09, 1921

Died
July 16, 2015

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Jean Lacouture is a journalist, historian and author. He is particularly famous for his biographies.y

Jean Lacouture began his career in journalism in 1950 in "Combat" as diplomatic redactor. He joined Le Monde in 1951. In 1953, he worked in Cairo for France Soir, before returning to Le Monde as director for the overseas services, and grand reporter (the highest title in French journalism) until 1975.

Politically engaged on the Left, Lacouture supported decolonisation, and Mitterrand from 1981. He worked for the Nouvel Observateur, and L'Histoire. He is interviewed in the 1968 documentary film about the Vietnam War entitled "In the Year of the Pig".

Lacouture was also director for publication at Seuil, one of the main French publishers, from 1
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Average rating: 3.92 · 441 ratings · 34 reviews · 79 distinct works
De Gaulle 1: The Rebel, 189...

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Jesuits: A Multibiography

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Ho Chi Minh: A Political Bi...

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De Gaulle 3: The Ruler, 194...

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De Gaulle 2: Le Politique

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Léon Blum

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Pierre Mendès France

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Robert Capa

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Tahiti: Adolphe Sylvain (Ta...

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André Malraux, une vie dans...

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