Paris after the Liberation, 1944-1949

ISBN-10: 0142437921

ISBN-13: 9780142437926

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

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Description: In this brilliant synthesis of social, political, and cultural history, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayal of the City of Lights after its liberation. Paris became the diplomatic battleground in the opening stages of the Cold War. Against this volatile political backdrop, every aspect of life is portrayed: scores were settled in a rough and uneven justice, black marketers grew rich on the misery of the population, and a growing number of intellectual luminaries and artists including Hemingway, Beckett, Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Cocteau, and Picassocontributed new ideas and a renewed vitality to this extraordinary moment in time.

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

British historian Antony Beevor was born on December 14, 1946. He was educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst and studied under the well-known World War Two historian, John Keegan. Beevor was an officer with the 11th Hussars for five years before becoming a writer. His works have received awards including the Runciman Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature. The French government made him a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1997, and in 2008 the president of Estonia awarded him the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana. In 1999 Beevor was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the 2014 Pritzker Military Museum and Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

The marshal and the general
The paths of collaboration and resistance
The resistance of the interior and the men of London
The race for Paris
Liberated Paris
The passage of exiles
War tourists and Ritzkrieg
The Epuration Sauvage
Provisional government
Corps Diplomatique
Liberators and liberated
Writers and artists in the line of fire
The return of exiles
The great trials
Hunger for the new
After the deluge
Communists in government
The abdication of Charles XI
The shadow-theatre : plots and counter-plots
Politics and letters
The diplomatic battleground
The fashionable world
A tale of two cities
Fighting back against the communists
The self-fulfilling prophecy
The republic at bay
The great boom of Saint-Germain-des-Pres
The curious triangle
The treason of the intellectuals
Americans in Paris
The tourist invasion
Paris sera toujours Paris
Recurring fevers
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