La Vie En Bleu: France And The French Since 1900

Paperback | June 27, 2006

byRod Kedward

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Rod Kedward brings to life the great, and often terrible, dramas of modern France - the two cataclysmic wars, the Algerian disaster, the student and worker revolt of 1968 - but also explores the special worlds of the workplace, immigration, minorities, the role of women, and the politics of everyday life and collective memory. La Vie en Bleu is a history of people and events that tells a multitude of stories, some impressive, some shameful and many that starkly divide the French among themselves.

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Rod Kedward brings to life the great, and often terrible, dramas of modern France - the two cataclysmic wars, the Algerian disaster, the student and worker revolt of 1968 - but also explores the special worlds of the workplace, immigration, minorities, the role of women, and the politics of everyday life and collective memory. La Vie e...

Rod Kedward is the author of two remarkable works on the French Resistance, In Search of the Maquis and Resistance in Vichy France as well as having written books on the Dreyfus Affair, fascism in western Europe and anarchism. He taught for many years at the University of Sussex, where he is now Emeritus Professor.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:762 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 1.4 inPublished:June 27, 2006Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140130950

ISBN - 13:9780140130959

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An excellent history book A good survey of French history in the 20th century. Kedward is sensitive to the particularly thorny problems of French history during the period: the war in Algeria, the 1968 riots, the "myth of the Resistance," wartime collaboration, Gaullism, and so on. His writing avoids all the pitfalls of academic history; it is clear and fluid and often very witty. Probably not a book for initiates of French sociology and history, but a great gift for casual Francophiles.
Date published: 2006-07-27