French and Germans, Germans and French

French and Germans, Germans and French A Personal Interpretation of France Under Two Occupations, 1914-1918/1940-1944 - Penguin Modern Classics

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Synopsis

An extraordinary history of French lives under occupation in the First and Second World Wars, this is an intimate, unforgettable meditation on the strange mixture of compromise and betrayal, collaboration and resistance that marks defeat, written by one of the greatest historians of France.

'A splendid book for comprehending human kind ... Cobb has a strong sense of how ordinary life has to go on, even through disasters, and a sensitivity for what it was like at the time, matched by a gift for the telling phrase' Economist

'Prophet of the past, Richard Cobb is a visionary' New York Review of Books

'His France - urban, northern, provincial, pedestrian, noisy, unpuritanical, festive - was in contrast to, and predicated upon, another France: bureaucratic, official, suburban, safe' Julian Barnes

Book information

ISBN: 9780241351314
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.344
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 202g
Height: 193mm
Width: 170mm
Spine width: 17mm