Paris: After the Liberation 1944-1949, Revised Edition

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In this brilliant synthesis of social, political, and cultural history, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayal of the City of Lights after its liberation. Paris became the diplomatic battleground in the opening stages of the Cold War. Against this volatile political backdrop, every aspect of life is portrayed: scores were settled in a rough and uneven justice, black marketers grew rich on the misery of the population, and a growing number of intellectual luminaries and artists? including Hemingway, Beckett, Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Cocteau, and Picasso-contributed new ideas and a renewed vitality to this extraordinary moment in time.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780141032412
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007

Table of Contents

Paris: After the Liberation 1944-1949 Preface

Part One: The Tale of Two Countries
1. The Marshal and the General
2. The Paths of Collaboration and Resistance
3. The Resistance of the Interior and the Men of London
4. The Race for Paris
5. Liberated Paris
6. The Passage of Exiles
7. War Tourists and Ritzkrieg
8. The Epuration Sauvage

Part Two: L'etat, C'est De Gualle
9. Provisional Government
10. Corps Diplomatique
11. Liberators and Liberated
12. Writers and Artists in the Line of Fire
13. The Return of Exiles
14. The Great Trials
15. Hunger for the New
16. After the Deluge
17. Communists in Government
18. The Abduction of Charles XI

Part Three: Into the Cold War
19. The Shadow-Theatre: Plots and Counter-Plots
20. Politics and Letters
21. The Diplomatic Battleground
22, The Fashionable World
23. A Tale of Two Cities
24. Fighting Back against the Communists
25. The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
26. The Republic at Bay
27. The Great Boom of Saint-Germain-des-Pres
28. The Curious Triangle
29. The Treason of the Intellectuals

Part Four: The New Normality
30. Americans in Paris
31. The Tourist Invasion
32. Paris sera toujours Paris
33. Recurring Fevers

References
Bibliography
Photographic Acknowledgments
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    This is an excellent social and political history of France afte

    This is an excellent social and political history of France after World War II. I began reading it for the story of the days of the Liberation and could not put it down. Written nearly a decade ago, Paris After the Liberation holds it own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    could have been interesting, but nothing really on paris during

    could have been interesting, but nothing really on paris during war  

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