Paris: After the Liberation 1944-1949, Revised Edition [NOOK Book]

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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? ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101175071
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/31/2004
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 719,933
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Antony Beevor was educated at Winchester and Sandhurst, where he studied under John Keegan. A regular officer with the 11th Hussars, he left the Army to write. He has published four novels, and seven works of non-fiction. They include The Spanish Civil War; Inside the British Army; Crete—The Battle and the Resistance, which was awarded a Runciman Prize, and Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (written with his wife Artemis Cooper). He has also been contributed to several books including The British Army, Manpower and Society into the Twenty-First Century, edited by Hew Strachan and to a forthcoming book on the Eastern Front in World War II in honour of the late John Erickson.

Stalingrad, first published in 1998, won the first Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature in 1999. The British edition, a number one bestseller in both hardback and paperback, has so far sold over 600,000 copies, and the book has been translated into twenty-four languages. The Fall of Berlin 1945, published in 2002, was accompanied by a BBC Timewatch programme on his research into the subject. The book will also be appearing in twenty-four foreign editions. It was a No. 1 Bestseller in seven countries apart from Britain, and in the top five in another nine countries. The two books between them have already sold over two million copies. His latest book, The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, describes the experiences of the Chekhov and Knipper families from before the Russian revolution until after the Second World War.



Antony Beevor was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government in 1997 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1999. He was the 2002-2003 Lees-Knowles lecturer at Cambridge. In 2003, he received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. He is a member of the management committee of the Society of Authors and of the London Library. He is also Visiting Professor at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck College, University of London. In September 2003, he took over from Philip Pullman as Chairman of the Society of Authors. In July 2004, he received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Kent. He is currently a judge of the British Academy Book Prize and a member of the Samuel Johnson Prize steering committee.


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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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