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General de Gaulle's Cold War : challenging American hegemony, 1963-1968 / Garret Joseph Martin.

Author/Creator:
Martin, Garret, 1980-
Publication:
New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.
Series:
Berghahn monographs in French studies ; v. 13.
Berghahn monographs in French studies ; volume 13
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (282 p.)
Subjects:
Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970.
World politics -- 1945-1989.
Cold War.
France -- Foreign relations -- 1958-1969.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The greatest threat to the Western alliance in the 1960s did not come from an enemy, but from an ally. France, led by its mercurial leader General Charles de Gaulle, launched a global and comprehensive challenge to the United States' leadership of the Free World, tackling not only the political but also the military, economic, and monetary spheres. Successive American administrations fretted about de Gaulle, whom they viewed as an irresponsible nationalist at best and a threat to their presence in Europe at worst. Based on extensive international research, this book is an original analysis of
Contents:
Part I. The quest for great power status, 1963-1965
All (not so) quiet on the Western Front
The long road to Moscow
A "shining light" for the world?
Part II. The rise and fall of the Gaullist design, 1966-1968
1966, Gaullist zenith
Illusion of independence part 1, January-June 1967
Illusion of independence part 2, July-December 1967
The fall, January-August 1968.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-78238-016-7
OCLC:
858655596
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