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The Resource Mitterrand : a study in ambiguity, Philip Short

Mitterrand : a study in ambiguity, Philip Short

Label
Mitterrand : a study in ambiguity
Title
Mitterrand
Title remainder
a study in ambiguity
Statement of responsibility
Philip Short
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aesthete, sensualist, bookworm, politician of Machiavellian cunning: François Mitterrand was a man of exceptional gifts and exceptional flaws who, during his 14 years as President, strove to drag his tradition-bound and change-averse country into the modern world. As a statesman and as a human being, he was the incarnation of the mercurial, contrarian France which Britain and America find so perennially frustrating. He embodied the ambiguities and the contradictions of a nation whose modern identity is founded on a stubborn refusal to fit into the Anglo-American scheme of things. Yet he changed France more profoundly than any of his recent predecessors, arguably including even his great rival, Charles de Gaulle. This is a human as much as a political biography, and a captivating portrait of a life that mirrored Mitterrand's times
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Short, Philip
Dewey number
  • 944'.083'092
  • 944.083092
  • 920 MITT
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mitterrand, François
  • Presidents
  • France
  • Biography
Label
Mitterrand : a study in ambiguity, Philip Short
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781847920065
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 692 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781847920065
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Mitterrand : a study in ambiguity, Philip Short
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781847920065
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 692 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781847920065
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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