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France in 1938

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  12 Ratings  ·  1 Review
"When Benjamin Martin's latest report from the front of French fallibility does not read like a tragedy, whose end is foreordained, it reads like a melodrama: sensational doings punctuated by catchy melodies like 'L'Internationale' and 'La Marseillaise.' In both cases it reads well.... French life in the run-up to World War II was a gangrenous decomposition, to be followed ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Louisiana State University Press
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Emily
Apr 01, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: school-reads, french, 2010
Read as part of assigned reading for my history class (class taught by Professor Martin).

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-The subject itself--France in 1938--was interesting.
-I liked the idea behind the book's construction: Professor Martin divides the book into four 3-month seasons beginning in January and ending in Decemeber.
-I liked the visual design of the book as well. The cover was a little too somber, but I get the idea behind the tricoleur disappearing into the darkness as a metaphor for France at the time. I l
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