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Top Customer Reviews: Old Regime France: ...

Rating: 5 out of 5 with 1 ratings
5 / 5
I owe that admit that I have expected this book partorisca be the little more along but partorisca see his content there was any reason partorisca he partorisca be. After all it is the eshort' Oxford the history and each information of significant/chance is considered in this edition. With economy of discharges of the accuracy, society, culture, political subjects , foreigners and some three king during a period of 1648-1788 in France of Old Diet.
Certainly would recommend this book to any with the strong interest is the majority of significant and fascinating history of one of the majority of influential nations of Europe, Good-looking France.

Top Customer Reviews: France: A History: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 10 ratings
4 / 5 Georgianne
Are wanted to to find the special offer for a Kindle edition of this book and downloaded it immediately. I then discovered to my horror that all a footnotes lack of a Kindle edition.
If you are the defender of John Julius Norwich the books will know that an information in a footnotes is both essential (ossia the history after all) and the place where calm of offer with entertaining fragment, wry asides and interesting facts. As to ignore these does an incomprehensible book in of the places, of failures something of entity, and also nude he of a humour, charm and erudition this characterises this author. I seat that it is also quite low quality to offer download of the book with an appreciable quantity of a text a cross of rest, with the dull shadow that would have to be it there and finalise forced to buy the copy dura.no can recommend that it buy a Kindle edition of this book.
5 / 5 Josie
Ossia The wonderful book . In 2017, my woman and I have travelled in France in the cruise of river. Before , it has wanted to read the general very one-volume French history to fill in any a lot of empty in my knowledge of French history, but there was at all likes that easily available. If so only this book had been published more collected! In all the chance, any one only fantastically is writing, serious but no too serious, but discharges with just quite detail all has wanted to read roughly, likes sub-the title has said, 'of a Gauls the deGaulle.' Of the interest adds is the one who intertwined is French and British history, and French and Italian history, and French and German history, and like this on. It is any exaggeration that ossia one of a better no-the fiction reserves that has has not had never a pleasure to read.
5 / 5 Wendie
This history of France is easy to read, created to the equal that was for a writer has fulfilled any one his subject @@@subject. Like the Francophile I, this in spite of appearances more. A book is the walk detailed by means of the kings of France, queens, popes and another luminaries, which is quite like this far to the equal that goes.

But is the a lot of blinkered seen of a country.

That fails Is another 99 of a population. Yes, there is movers and shakers in any society but in this book, is as if a rest of some French people hardly exist. It is a class of the history would have read in pupil - some number in fact decades - more than the modern plus, holistic look in a country and how is changed in a last pair of millennia.

The Hips for afterwards WWII, in 1945, which is the shame , reason - like this in Big Bretagna - so much of the modern French life is informed reason spent after this cataclysm. It is especially like this in France both because of his history to be busy, and because of the disastrous chance like a never Algerian war has declared.

Remains disappointed.
4 / 5 Francis
John Julius Norwich was one of Franco main of Big Bretagna-philes, and his ardour for a nation seaps out of each page. His emotions are intensified perhaps for a fact that knows is in decline like this complete a project.

Likes admits, a work is not the thorough history - more he potted a - and is not academically referenced, and only perfunctorily there is remarked. Attack like the perfect judge of start for any that looks for a global view of a history of his Francais, be they old or young.

HAS an additional virtue to be fantastically writing, like this befits an academic and social education of his author.

There is enjoyed a book immensely, but any 5 stars, reasons JJN unequivocal the amour for France the blind to French antipathy - both recent and long-historical - to Big Bretagna, and concomitant cognitive dissonance in like this far as his the fault to recognise one to France of debt has to that Big Bretagna that follows a 20C.
5 / 5 Tajuana
Good writing and entertaining, but a lot old fashioned. It is the kings and of the battles and history of date. Strictly for readers those who know at all anything in a subject. Far too superficial to be to use to any more, in spite of one thickness a lot pleasant footnotes. Shamelessly Partidário, Also; far too bondadoso to Louis Philippe, and a lot unfair to of Gaulle.
4 / 5 Tressie
Of my woman and I have takes is spent an increasing quantity to time to visit France. A more join more @give that we up to now have so only there is lined a surface. Remaining with friends near of Carcasona discover a Cathars and a following year in Albi learnt of a Albigensian has crossed. There is so much more to see and learn. This history of the alone volume of France has looked for to be exactly that has required like an introduction the French history. Fantastically it is writing and whilst serious an inclusion of the humorous episodes and the amazing facts the fact some easy bed. Mina thanks to John Julius late Norwich for such enjoyable book. It has added a lot to my very pleasant movement to result the Francophile.
4 / 5 Isabella
Like these reservations touch the good beds. But it thinks some needs of reader to know that his the concise history. Well It Can be said of not being able to be possible to cover French history in the alone volume but I have ready histories of Inghilterra which there has been more detail. For this some three stars.
4 / 5 Alyce
History the scarce really wonderful of France, still a classy cultural leader of one West and the country that has to that revere on like this levels. JJ Norwich Words of closes in his lifelong the infatuation with France is beautiful and emotional.
4 / 5 Lizbeth
This is not the time More adds them of a late author are fearful. A title can be misleading, as it is not the history of France, but of the a lot of few French people: some kings. Immensely I chances of entities am maintained to a tentativa deep and a lot small is done in the present or explain historical transmission. It is hardly history also; it feels more than the decade profundis collection of episodes of thoughts , fascinating histories. Please, does not take me bad. It is the page -turner likes little another and highly enjoyable, with an occasional misinterpretation and odd wording. I bought it to quickly freshen my memory in some religious wars, but I needs to buy the pertinent book for that. Still, have enjoyed this an a lot of and feels well grieve one gives on expectations and approximations he so that really it is: the manifestation of intellect.
5 / 5 Connie
Has to that confess to know relatively little in a history of France another that a Revolution, Napoleon, Rey Louis and the pocolos other bits. Of Gaul to Gaulle is the animate romp by means of some ages, spending each period the life. Often law more as a history of adventure with detail of raids for Vikings, wars, those personalities of clash, avidity and like a realm was has formed initially. It is the complex and fascinating has a lot of to interest to this been born in Big Bretagna also. Our roots are far more complex that we can imagine and this dips a development of Europe the easy to comprise context.

Each chapter is poured in the term of appropriate concrete time to some main chances. It is written for a place the reader and I found it absolutely gripping. The sad that was to be his last book.

Top Customer Reviews: The Cambridge ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 6 ratings
4 / 5 Octavia
A man the one who has written this deserves the medal. So much thin detail illustrating some points done and a text does not result never tedious.
Has learnt something new each page has turned. France - the complex and fascinating country, perhaps less civilised today that once six!
4 / 5 Naoma
Very Pleased with this fine addition the section of history of library of house!
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4 / 5 Denise
A Cambridge the history Illustrated of France (Cambridge has has illustrated Histories)

Ossia of the easy to read history, of pre-Roman time the Mitterand. It is written in a modern fashion, considering example Norman Davies and Tim Blanning. It is quell'has bitten scarce on detail of one was of Clovis to a Capetians, but this can not import too much in a global history of a development of a French nation. Otherwise Is an excellent book partorisca an amateur historian interested in sympathetic like France is resulted that it is and the frames clear that, likes Inghilterra, is not the homogeneous people or culture.
4 / 5 Valery
Entertaining And informative. A narrative could be clearer if boxes and trees familiarised partorisca contain the dates have been inserted inside a text. Sometimes on hire purchase it likes 'Fronde' was of difficult to comprise of a text and sometimes the leading knowledge has been assumed. This in spite of, have enjoyed this to read.
4 / 5 Krystin
Really can not comprise in that this book is aimed. It can not be a reader of specialist the one who would not buy the history of volume; and it can not be to to a general reader him me like the one who bought it knowing virtually at all of a history of France. Still I know little a history of France and that knows has been gleaned of drive them short have bought in France. To to I Commentaries likes him-him the king __ has been murdered without indicating for that or reason is really unforgivable. There is certainly the empty in an English phase partorisca the history of our neighbour our next plus and this reserve no the plenary ; if so only the writer of a caliber of John Gillingham or Stephen Runcimann could do like this.
5 / 5 Hiroko
Has bought this book in a base of some descriptions, and think that it was misled. In mine dress, is bad writing (or bad modified) and with the use of English ossia injustice very just ('acclimatisation' in place of 'assimilation' for example) or difficult to comprise (that '...His big plus conurbations - Narbonne, Nimes, Lione, Autun, Reims and Trier - has not surpassed one 20,000 to 30,000 band of population' in fact bad?). Has not reading other histories of France, as I can any consultor partorisca buy something more and be sure that my joint will direct you partorisca buy the better book, but in another hand, surely has to that have something better that this there.

Top Customer Reviews: A Brief History of ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 7 ratings
4 / 5 Kathaleen
Formed: Paperback Ossia an excellent read, particularly partorisca any with the basic historical knowledge any one the thorough and perceptive the coverage without that has to that wade by means of heavy volumes of detail. A book is really two in a; the historical narrative enhanced for personal impressions for an author of a culture and ideas of the every time. It is obviously a lot of versed in philosophy and French literature, any partorisca mention in of the most modern periods, art, film etcetera. An author also injects the sense of humour in of the pertinent places, that ensures that it does not fall to a cheat of dullness that affects very other books of history.
5 / 5 Marcellus
Formed: Paperback has Had to give these five stars, reasons in general ossia the thoroughly well, and fast-paced read, in spite of an early worry in his accuracy. On page 15, says that the villages have been driven eastward for another advancing of Asia. My common sense says that this would have to that be for the one of the west, like the turbulent took me punctual in a book, but perhaps my knowledge of barbaric migrations is the bit to be missing of? I have obtained more the confidence in that I read has continued like this and expósito that a book was helpfully filling in my knowledge limited of a history of France. Has not founding any plus of questions very remote, excepts on page 213 where that believe would have to that be a word 'vogue' look as 'imprecise'. An error of editor would guess. My so only another critic would be that there is not even the does not mention of William a Conqueror. I know six Norman , as any strictly French, but the few words to dip Norman conquers to the context would have been appreciated. Perhaps an omission is deliberate reason there is to separate 'Brief History of a Normans'. All this has said, still can recommend this book.
4 / 5 Loreen
Formed: Paperback A lot readable, concise but informative book the one who unwraps some chances of entities are all vaguely familiar with to create the coherent overview.
4 / 5 Natashia
Ossia An excellent read, particularly partorisca any with the basic historical knowledge any one the thorough and perceptive the coverage without that has to that wade by means of heavy volumes of detail. A book is really two in a; the historical narrative enhanced for personal impressions for an author of a culture and ideas of the every time. It is obviously a lot of versed in philosophy and French literature, any partorisca mention in of the most modern periods, art, film etcetera. An author also injects the sense of humour in of the pertinent places, that ensures that it does not fall to a cheat of dullness that affects very other books of history.
5 / 5 Misti
Has had to give these five stars, reasons in general ossia the thoroughly well, and fast-paced read, in spite of an early worry in his accuracy. On page 15, says that the villages have been driven eastward for another advancing of Asia. My common sense says that this would have to that be for the one of the west, like the turbulent took me punctual in a book, but perhaps my knowledge of barbaric migrations is the bit to be missing of? I have obtained more the confidence in that I read has continued like this and expósito that a book was helpfully filling in my knowledge limited of a history of France. Has not founding any plus of questions very remote, excepts on page 213 where that believe would have to that be a word 'vogue' look as 'imprecise'. An error of editor would guess. My so only another critic would be that there is not even the does not mention of William a Conqueror. I know six Norman , as any strictly French, but the few words to dip Norman conquers to the context would have been appreciated. Perhaps an omission is deliberate reason there is to separate 'Brief History of a Normans'. All this has said, still can recommend this book.
5 / 5 Verdell
Has bought this to help with my application for French nationality. Well writing and easy to read and retain. Fascinating Reading. Recommended Like an overview of one to France of history and is people. Left that it wants to discover more.
4 / 5 Agnes
A lot readable, concise but informative book the one who unwraps some chances of entities are all vaguely familiar with to create the coherent overview.

Top Customer Reviews: Access to History: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 4 ratings
5 / 5 Aldo
This book is one of a ‘Access the History' the series published for Hodder Education, has drawn specifically partorisca offer subjects the students of the history of level advanced. When you Look in Hodder the web of place of the education in this series of books, there look to be very on 100 at present available, on all the classes of historical subjects.

A book is place is gone in the very accessible and accessible way, incorporating material and visual writing partorisca help in sympathetic, and importantly in sympathetic a history specifically inside a context of his own time. Like these coverages partorisca reserve the life of Napoleon, but inside his function like the Corsican and French citizen, the French general and leader, and inside a context of the function of France in Europe and further on Napoleon lifetime and further, seeing his bequeathed also.

Some chapters are:
1. Napoleon: Background and Increase to Power
2. A Swipe of Brumaire 1799
3. Establishing Beat
4. Consolidating Beat
5. Napoleon and Europe: Conquest and Imperio 1796-1807
6. A Napoleonic Empire 1804-10
7. Napoleon and Imperio: Decrease and Falls
8. Napoleon: Impact and Legated

Each chapter begins with surrounding he of “Points partorisca Consider” for a chapter, and the cast of Tones of Dates. Main subheadings is outlined clearly, and pertinent subheadings, so that an information is offered in digestible chunks. You question them keys are underlined, and the terms keys defines and has cleared throughout. There is abundance of maps, and illustrations. Final of sections with diagrams of rodeo, offering the visual remembrance of some material these arrivals partorisca be covers. Final of chapters with questions partorisca consider, in a form of SO MUCH and/or LIKE THIS questions, historians and tones of debate' seen in of the appearances of some materials have covered in a chapter. There is, in an end of a book, the concise and current cast of options partorisca Read Further, and the Glossary of pertinent terms.

This book is brilliant to give the recently has arrived an overview Napoleon, France and Imperio, or partorisca give any the one who there is already be some comprising of some subjects the abonos refresher. An information is presented in the way that is easy to take on joint, partorisca inform to, and the recollect. This book is the reference adds and learning tool. Highly recommended; and More the to good sure look for more in this wonderful series. Marcos upper to Hodder the education partorisca this series adds books.
5 / 5 Horace
Has bought partorisca my daughter partorisca school review. The school could not resupply one for boy! A lot useful partorisca his review.
4 / 5 Lavina
The book is easy to use and contains the useful glossary. Sections in an end of each chapter gives joint of examination. I have found the detail been missing of in some places but covers all you really need to know. The prize is the bit empinado!
5 / 5 Casey
The book of text adds, used partorisca my history level it coursework, easy to read not liking any one has bought. The prize adds

Top Customer Reviews: The Vichy Syndrome: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 1 ratings
4 / 5 Wen
An excellent and informative read with the references add that it can be used during any additional investigation. If no the good bed.

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Top Customer Reviews: A Short History of ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 17 ratings
5 / 5 Tatyana
Jenkins Writes elegantly roughly Europe. His coverages partorisca reserve a lot of centuries. In timing an is not bewildering. Inevitably, Has empty and several chances of entities are covered in a lot of few pages. A general reader, this in spite of, would have to find a full book of interest. There is useful partorisca synthesis but little new analysis. I surmise a book has not taken very long partorisca write.

A Europe of word is surfaced a 6th century BC . It informs to a mainland north of Greece. There is has not had never the flanges have adapted. Jenkins Has directed in European politics, and a fight partorisca be able to on earth. War for necessity characteristic throughout. Ossia Like the author admits the conventional history. A narrative is divided to periods: a classical world, some Half Ages, a growth of states, and one was modern. One first Greece of coverages and Rome, a second a triumph of Christendom, some third embraces an increase of nations, some wars of religion and succession, and some ideological revolutions of one 18th and 19 th centuries. Some finals of book with an examination of a past century that comprises a big War, a period 1918-39, a Second world-wide War , and a cold War.

Jenkins Has aimed partorisca describe like the group of states, interacting with each another over time, has developed the continental consciousness. A function of geography is stressed correctly, is like this often forgotten.

Has 23 chapters, an epilogue, maps, illustrations, the timeline, and drives short partorisca read further.
1 / 5 Carolina
If you do not have any knowledge of Europe ossia the useful book . If you are polite and has read other books in the calm European history then will be bored short. Law like the pupil textbook, any synthesis of ideas, any consideration of a topography of Europe and an effect in some people and culture. Ditto A religious tension. I have listened the podcast in this book and generally admire Simon Jenkins of here ordering a book. Disappointing. I have thought enough it can be he takes something to the long of some lines of one to Germania glorious:Memories of the Nation for Neil MacGregor. Instead the boring inelegantly linear writing slog. So only it can not be annoyed to maintain reading with which dec. of page
5 / 5 Pete
Simon Jenkins has written a lot of a lot readable books. This one is any exception . If you are an expert in European history this can not be partorisca you, but partorisca a majority of us the one who has the quite good comprising of a subject but no more these builds to reserve to this knowledge in the chronological and logical way. I see that some commentators here have, bewilderingly, has critiqued he for any when being more detailed - and consistently given to the low indication - but a whole point of a book is place is gone in a title ie a word hort'. It do not have to that be underestimated that the investigation is required to start with such the adventure, ditto a time has required to synthesise this subject massive to the brief and understandable text of just ca 300 pages. Congratulations to SJ.
5 / 5 Pasquale
This contains a lot a history of Europe of some early Greeks to a modern day. Good stock exchange this in spite of easy to read, heads to an exploitation of any period particularly interests a reader. Like an overview of a history of the ours often fractious continent, was difficult the best.
5 / 5 Anjelica
Jenkins Floats easily by means of 2000 years of European history and occasionally links succinct go in hundreds of chances in fact years and alike chances that is living by means of.
5 / 5 Ellen
So only like his short history of Inghilterra ossia the a lot of interesting and readable little book . Remain waiting for the his upcoming short history of Londra.
5 / 5 Afton
It maintains that it has to that go back to a book was an excellent history of real fax good writing
3 / 5 Tia
This book is quite so only for the overview to gallop but does not go to be too interesting to any the one who has the plus of basic knowledge of european history
5 / 5 Zoraida
Full of fascinating facts, the a lot readable narrative.
5 / 5 Rosamaria
Simon Jenkins has written a lot of a lot readable books. This one is any exception . If you are an expert in European history this can not be for you, but for a majority of us the one who has the quite good comprising of a @@@subject but no more these builds to reserve to this knowledge in the chronological and logical way. I see that some commentators here have, bewilderingly, has critiqued he for any when being more detailed - and consistently given to the low indication - but a whole point of a book is place is gone in a title ie a word hort'. It do not have to that be underestimated that the investigation is required to start with such the adventure, ditto a time has required to synthesise this subject massive to the brief and understandable text of just ca 300 pages. Congratulations to SJ.
5 / 5 Eliz
This contains a lot of a history of Europe of some early Greeks to a modern day. Good stock exchange this in spite of easy to read, heads to an exploitation of any period particularly interests a reader. Like an overview of a history of the ours often fractious continent, was difficult the best.
5 / 5 Clayton
Jenkins Floating easily by means of 2000 years of European history and occasionally links succinct among hundreds of chances in fact years and alike chances that is living by means of.
4 / 5 Timika
So only like his short history of Inghilterra ossia the very interesting and readable little book . Remain waiting for the his upcoming short history of Londra.
5 / 5 Mathilde
A stunning overview, resupplying an authoritative account of people, places and chances. I have found this the compulsive read. It adds details, full empty and explains a sequence of has related chance in the way concealed has answered my questions and has extended my sympathetic. A narrative is thorough, clear, concise and a lot of enjoyable.
4 / 5 Fernanda
Maintains that it has to that go back to a book was an excellent history of real fax good writing
5 / 5 Xuan
thoroughly there be enjoyed to read this a lot informative reservation how was an excellent refresher the leading histories of Europe that has read . Also it resupplies a lot of material for thought in politician and contemporary history especially with Brexit in alcohol
4 / 5 Lashunda
has Bought like the present for my husband the one who usually falls slept whilst reading. I have not seen never read like this quickly and with me so much excites. Every day it say ' it is...' And relate some info mine of a book. You love it, to good sure recommend that it likes me the comprehensible overview of European history.

Top Customer Reviews: History of Modern ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 13 ratings
4 / 5 Keli
One excellent rodeo of a last c200 years of French history. The calm frames @give you that United Kingdom is the relative port of peace and calm compared to France with multiple bloody revolutions and the killed thousands - included the dissident elements of an army have attacked a state in an Algerian crisis. A book does not go to enormous detail roughly any one issues - a Dreyfus dread is covered in the few pages in spite of him convulsing France partorisca the decade and the still sinister traces in societies today. But masters an overview of a nation, readable and very researched, with facts partorisca back he - a lot of value the bed.
4 / 5 Elsy
A lot mainly informs attentive of modern French history, with very better comprising of failings of socialism that could be expected of any the one who has done partorisca a Guardian and an Observer. But a high point of a book is the blistering understand final that aim out of east to France is in like this bad the be how was before a revolution. This chapter is the must read partorisca all some candidates partorisca a Presidential election.
5 / 5 Mee
Plots partorisca learn of this book.
Very interesting, but sometimes too many small details.
5 / 5 Chauncey
Expertly Has researched, Fenby the helps explain some transfers and of the turns of the modern history of France with interest and way.
4 / 5 Joeann
Fenby Resupplies the comprehensible overview of French history of a revolution to a current day. Offered he querella partorisca convince that hid an evolution of a French state is the paradoxical conflict among revolutionary republican 'illustration', ideal and force more conservative deeper has founded in regional, rural and social distribution that has little changed of an eighteenth century. Whilst To to I charismatic Leaders likes him-Napoleon or Of Gaulle has promised a possibility to change finally such hopes have tried illusory, instead a state has fallen to some hands of a self-do fault, likes Napoleon III, or a technocratic, like this Francois Hollande. Finally Fenby poses an open question to the equal that to yes in a to France of 21st century can muddle to the long of the has done like this for some last two hundred years, or yes changes more radical is required if a nation is to direct modern challenges.

A book offers the chronological account clearly writing. The chapters comprise boxes of useful text with biographical information in of encipher them keys. Fenby Gives a sufficient reader economic and social context for some chances describes whilst maintaining the narrative step in bylines. Chapters in Of Gaulle, an Algerian conflict and in an impact of some World-wide Wars on France particularly is that it interests with information that is likely to be unfamiliar to readers in Big Bretagna. Highly recommended.
5 / 5 Lindsay
Remarking an again has restored Borbón King Louis XVIII RELUCTANT ELECTION of ministers, a devious Talleyrand sustaining in an arm of brutal Fouché , Chateaubriand has described “addiction sustaining in an arm of crime”. A dinner of Day before navideña during a Prussian chair of Parigi in 1871 has comprised, that the elephant eaten and ribs of bears in sauce of pepper of slaughtered animal of zoo, together with an ass stuffed more mundane' s boss and roast cat with rats. These entertaining asides spice on Jonathan Fenby wide sweep of a patient-fated tentativa to restore a monarchy, after the final defeat of Napoleon in 1815, in a form of a unimaginative, ageing brother of a guillotined Louis XV1, to an economic decrease under an unpopular socialist President Hollande, worsened by terrorist chances like an attack in a satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

During a book, has maintained to see parallels among popular past disgusts and a present unrest: republicans of accidents that tries to limit working hours, although a modern-day 35 hours the week was the ten day of now in some Bets of 1848; C19 Parisian uprooting trees to form barricades, and today CGT unionists wheels in to call them canal of external power in protesting against legislation to do organisations more competitive, with an irony of the modern socialist government that looks to do in a side of emprendedores. Of course, a paradox of a First Republic of 1848 was far more enthusiastic, “a memory of as eminently the respectable republicans have turned some troops in his own people have motivated mainly of a desire for the decent livelihood.”

Jonathan Fenby is more readable when it directs in chance or of the particular people: a succession of four monarchs, comprising an a lot of-intentioned “Citizen King” Louis-Philippe, whose approximation the reform was moderated too much partorisca appease a republican genie left out of a boat, particularly in 1848, a Year of Revolutions, which perhaps an author could have explained more. The step of Napoleon-grandson (I thinks, the few trees familiarised would have been useful) has directed to resist can for eighteen years like the last monarch of France, and presided on some a lot of-the economic progresses required and recovery of national when being, in spite of being refused for Bismarck like “a sphinx without riddles” and critiqued for his amoral pragmatism. A humiliation of his loss of Franco-Prussian War in 1870 is an appearance of a current rivalry among some two countries any side of a Rhine: now, France suffers for comparison with Germania regarding taxes of growth and deficit of trade.

Fenby Paints the fascinating portrait of Of Gaulle, the one who finds likes a egotistical dictator, alternating so it is often a chance among melancholy and arrogant certainty, deeply ungrateful for a help received of Big Bretagna and Amsterdam, probably the constant memory of his own impotence when France has been occupied in WW2.

A prize to cover so much is the text in timing like this condensed to the equal that to result indigestible and occasionally unclear, particularly in a period 1870-1939 which have found hard in disposal. I accept that forty-two governments among two world-wide wars, with the system that resulted in short-has has lived coalitions, is hard to cover adequately. Fenby Tries the clarity of help with subheadings, boxes to look a bit the character chosen arbitrarily, and day-for-accounts of day of some periods keys of unrest. This in spite of, can have done with the glossary of a big number of players has involved, he timeline of chances keys, more an explanation of a current French voting system, to avert a need to inform elsewhere.

Fenby Leaves with the quite bleak the picture of the country depressed that in spite of his sense to be special, is behind fallen as it prefers “to refuse economic modernisation in favour of defence of tradition”. Although a Republic has been accepted of then 1870 likes diet that divides a French a less, some factions in sound of war remain: “the country invariably opts for legislation in accident with occasional eruptions to try that a revolutionary bequeathed has not died”. It have preferred more than this class of an analysis, perhaps to two history of volume with the pause in 1945, to give more spatial that develop subjects.
5 / 5 Ezekiel
This book is the a lot of ambitious one looking for to cover all a politician,historical and cultural chances and developments in France in a past 200 years. In my opinion he no quite have sucedido he so that there is so only subject too @@@subject to cover. Fascinating Chance and people like a French Revolution, a Community of Parigi, an Algerian War and Francois Mitterrand so only takes the short chapter each one considering example. A plethora of the names take presented to a reader,too many to take the clear comprising of the one who are and that represent. Empty in my knowledge of French history has been fill but there was so only too much information to absorb and form the clear picture of chance. A narrative of this book was quite flat and subject of the fact and has not been a lot of coloreado or that interest to read ,especially when compared to the historical books for writers likes him Simon excellent Sebag Montefiore. You are this past ,then concealed spent and so much and has done like this this and while throughout. This book is probably more used like the general introduction to subjects the one who a reader has interested could explore in depth more orders later on. A book piqued an interest in me to read more in a Community of Parigi,the Algerian War and Mitterand for example. All subject very interesting. Material 2017 that that will be the big year for France likes him train until it choose the new President and Fenby the book has helped me certainly to dip current chances to the historical perspective.
5 / 5 Gus
I think that that ossia, like the histories go, one of a worse has read. Besides when being hard to read, which is not unusual partorisca academic historians--but this one has been written for the journalist!--This pound there is absolutely odd priorities and of the focal points. For example, the life and the actions of Napoleon are brushed on, but make a fresh start with which page in some odd intestines of a @@@1830s and punctual @@@1840s--when comparatively swim is spent. In general, a book simply finalises partorisca be the droning misfocused blob. It is hard to imagine a lot that take France or his modern history more mucked on, but alas, here is.
4 / 5 Natosha
Has downloaded so only this today. I have read so only a Prologue like this far but these books looks the cracker!
Dips was brilliantly some complexities partorisca give support and contradictions that France partorisca mark like this hard partorisca a lot of partorisca comprise - of the Bastilla Charlie Hebdo - of one has clashed to the left to a messy right.
Timing Is the centrical place of France dates perfect in so much of some current debates in subjects of EU, migration, liberty of tongue, unemployment, affiliation of United Kingdom etc. Needs to be upper of a Prime minister and the cast partorisca read of his crew as they renegotiate some treated of Ue. You cant comprise a Ue until you comprise France.
Hard to dip down.
4 / 5 Eleanor
A nation with perhaps one the majority of upheaval in mordern history, this book has said the vivid history, beginning in 1790 French Revolution.

One first half of a book - ossia until a German occupation - is an interesting account, coloreado of a social, cultural, economic and political history - with particularly of well, quickly-paced sections like the leadership varied among so many different rulers up until an end of a third Republic. In fact, an account of Vichy France is also quite interesting.

This in spite of, a second meso that has spent a Chamber and Fifth Republics loses the plot of a step of a prime minister, instead too often taking bogged down for long passages roughly polling die and results of Presidential and Elections of Assembly. Some narrative movements too quickly on representations of some outskirts to results of election. Like the book of reference, polling the data and the percentages are well, but like the work that could read you home or in a train loses is appeal in a second the averages.

Would recommend, but be conscious of the, in time, academic depth in it Fenby approximations a description of Modern France.
4 / 5 Chassidy
Jonathan Fenby leading editor of An Observer and a Estaca of the morning of Cina Of the sud has written one of some better histories and more law on France. A History of Modern France – of the revolution to a present day is one the majority of definite, majestic and lucida history of modern France that one can read today, written with an eye to a detail has presented to a general reader as well as historical. Of this book very so only is able to see some pasts but also comprise why a French today is prisoners of his systems of current faith, something we British need partorisca comprise in planting to be scornfully remarking them.

Has a lot of books in a history of France in an English tongue and this easily could disappear in the this cannon but that Fenby done of the different way is that yes it uses a revolution like his point of start. Of ‘Libertad, equality, fraternity' see the one who Fenby called a national narrative and gives France his ideological base today. Ours a French is always in the strike but that takes a view that a French has has had always the tension in a republic among some rulers and of the regulated, which gives often an angry and disenfranchised population.

In look of modern Europe in a politics of France and his Presidential election and some diverse transmissions go in some lefts and rights and like both secular views compete and win in the each one seven years. A thing that learns of this book is that a thing so much an accident and right in some political stairs believes historically is like this partorisca dominate each appearance of French life and centralise concealed and in a course that does not change another that a political leadership.

Fenby Takes a view that France and his population is in a throes of the long civil war that begun with a revolution and continuous by means of the today, that this has been in closing by means of an occupation of a Second world-wide War, the European union will be current. Fenby The account of a Nazi Occupation is one of one the majority of fascinating that has read the long time and go likes the new chapter in a long civil war. Some breakings in some lefts and rights, character some fascists, is still a current war today.

Fenby Contests that during a book is that France today is still the prisoner today of his revolution and this is to capture under a weight of history. It produces some excellent observations in an use of Muslims partorisca contain a power of a Catholic Church during a nineteenth century. A does not consider the one who a French is in awe and prisoners of his own history until one is aimed an evidence .

Ossia For real an excellent majestic history that would owe in a leave lateralmente the one who loves to learn more roughly France and comprise his villages. There is to the sweep adds of history that is treated honesty and an eye partorisca the detail and that east such the wonderful book partorisca read and use. Ossia One the majority of definite and majestic histories of France that one can read today, for real excellent.
4 / 5 Linda
This would have to that it has been the wonderful bed. A enthralling subject, a journalist has conferred, the upper editor and good descriptions. It was absolutely say – prójimo to unreadable. Partly been due to content, mainly the presentation.

“History to say by means of his main political actors is not in fashion among historians; social movements and a tide of ideas are resisted partorisca be more than entity”, writes an author. That this in fact means in practical? Some “the main political actors” are some hundreds of men those who has resisted national political office in France. Characteristic very small of women in this book – except like this mistresses and courtesans.

A narrative is has organised elections of round and his victors. It is relentless, tiring and boring. Examples - in 1835 “the King installed the executive down appointing a Duke of the mortar…resigned has given a no in but de Broglie is returned” , in 1932 “three governments have come and has been”, with which 1969, “France there has been are presidents and eighteen prime ministers”.

Partorisca Distinguish a man, in fact a nonentity external, some looks of author partorisca trust a trivial and in fact odd, especially facial hair. An example of countless chance ”Paul one extraordinarily luxuriant white for Albert Lebrun, the one who with the a lot of sweeping moustache”.

Has illustrations but any graphs or tables or maps to summarize economic and social transmission. There is not any comparison with other developing European states. A reasonable reader would ask vanamente like the nation that bestrode Europe of of the one of the east to of the one of the west in 1805 has been dried is gone in 6 weeks in 1940.

In the each sections of era are inserts on culture, science and some arts. At all I convinced that ossia a zone of the expertise of an author. Really we are partorisca present so only with ready – of painters, writers, actors, scientists. Again an example – “Jules Romains has produced 27 volumes in his martin of Gard the cycle has looked eight books and Proust is of seven in 4000 pages and 2000 characters.” It is like this travelling in a Metre in now of haste - people like this a lot of like possible packed to an account – has signalled so only for where is trace and was and the one who impressive his beards were.

All this is compounded for the fashion partorisca write the text of the almost unreadable frames. Paragraphs, the sections and the chapters read as you remark rough more than completed and thoughtful prose. Example – this of 1919 “Four million people have been estimated partorisca have syphilis. The known abortions are trace to 400,000. A surgeon, Serge Voronoff, the considerable attention attracted with repeated – and repeatedly unsuccessful – tentativas partorisca transplant testicles of primates to men. Regions where one struggling has had state concentrated has been devastated. To Lille 80 of the adolescents were underweight”.

He, some the main subjects are mentioned and revised, but no with any depths or freshness. Sotterrato In all a trivia has an occasional good episode, go in some hundreds of the quotations there are the little decisive barbs [mainly of a pen of Karl Marx].

Has finalised this book in Kindle, but some last chapters could resist so only to skim.

Accepts ossia the very negative evaluation – which have tried to justify in the little word of hundred, but some examples have quoted partorisca resupply an attentive picture of content. Has thinks that that this book was terrible – no my idea of the history of modern France.
4 / 5 Glenna
... Of political France, cultural, social and economic history of a Recovery, with the short introduction to a Revolution and a first Empire and so only the little factual errors. Has the quite good indication, also, like this calm always can use like the book of reference. But it does not try partorisca find rhyme or reason to the use of an author of commas (or omission of the same). Any one such tentativa would be condemned the failure...

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