Petain

Author(s): Charles Williams

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Charles Williams


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Winner of Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2006.

'If the biographer of de Gaulle is to tackle Petain he must be prepared to stand intellectually on his head, a feat demanding much mental agility as well as capacity to combine detachment with a fine understanding of human nature. Charles Williams has accepted the challenge and met it triumphantly' - THE SPECTATOR 'A magnificent biography' - LITERARY REVIEW 'A masterly book, a triumph of balance, sustained scholarship and readability' - INDEPENDENT

Charles Williams, Lord Williams of Elvel CBE, is a former banker and Labour party politician: He became a life peer in1985 and was elected Deputy Leader of the Opposition in 1989. He is now one of Britain's most distinguished biographers.

General Fields

  • : 9780316732338SECA
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : November 2005
  • : 234mm X 155mm X 33mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 944.081092
  • : 576
  • : 32 b&w int
  • : Charles Williams
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition