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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221243084
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 234
Size : 1 x 215 mm
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Farewell to the General

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Release date : 05/11/2020
Published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s death, this book reveals the drama of those days of national grief and their political stakes.
On the evening of November 9, 1970, Charles de Gaulle dies suddenly in his house in Colombey. Between the day of his passing and that of his burial, several things happen behind the scenes. Questions of political power, alliances, and succession both at home and abroad, reemerge in the shadows... On the evening of November 9, 1970, Charles de Gaulle dies suddenly in his house in Colombey. Between the day of his passing and that of his burial, several things happen behind the scenes. Questions of political power, alliances, and succession both at home and abroad, reemerge in the shadows during these four days dominated by the imposing stature, whether hated or adored, of a figure who had already entered history.
This moment of intense public emotion becomes the occasion for both his followers and adversaries to question the nature of their relationships with de Gaulle. Whether in terms of loyalty, hostility, or treason, his death is a catalyst for all. This book reveals the secrets of the funeral preparations, but also examines the political, ideological, and emotional rivalries that unfold around the General’s will, as though de Gaulle were orchestrating the meticulous staging of his own funeral from beyond.

Rich in documentation and unseen testimonies, this investigative work is also the story of a legend, the last in France’s history, who continues to fascinate us to this day.
 
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EAN : 9782221243084
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 234
Size : 1 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont