Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved
ISBN10: 1616086009 ISBN13: 9781616086008 Publisher: Skyhorse Pub Co Inc Published: Jul 1 2012 Pages: 707 Weight: 2.20lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.25" Depth: 2.25" Language: English
No leader of modern times was more uniquely patriotic than Charles de Gaulle. As founder and first president of the Fifth Republic, General de Gaulle saw himself as "carrying France on his] shoulders."
In his twenties, he fought for France in the trenches and at the epic battle of Verdun. In the 1930s, he waged a lonely battle to enable France to better resist Hitler's Germany. Thereafter, he twice rescued the nation from defeat and decline by extraordinary displays of leadership, political acumen, daring, and bluff, heading off civil war and leaving a heritage adopted by his successors of right and left.