Vichy France

Vichy France

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by Robert O. Paxton
     
 

Uncompromising, often startling, meticulously documented—this book is an account of the government, and the governed, of colaborationist France.

Basing his work on captured German archives and contemporary materials rather than on self-serving postwar memoirs or war-trial testimony, Professor Paxton maps out the complex nature of the ill-famed Vichy…  See more details below

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Uncompromising, often startling, meticulously documented—this book is an account of the government, and the governed, of colaborationist France.

Basing his work on captured German archives and contemporary materials rather than on self-serving postwar memoirs or war-trial testimony, Professor Paxton maps out the complex nature of the ill-famed Vichy government, showing that it in fact enjoyed mass participation. The majority of the Frenchmen in 1940 feared social disorder as the worse imaginable evil and rallied to support the State, thereby bringing about the betrayal of the Nation as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804154109
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/18/2015
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
399
Sales rank:
560,914
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

ROBERT O. PAXTON was born in Lexington, Virginia, in 1932. He received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University, an M.A. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. From 1961 to 1967 he taught at Berkeley, and after two years at the State University of New York at Stony Brook is now Professor of Modern Western European History at Columbia University. His book Parades and Politics at Vichy: The French Officer Corps under Marshal Pétain was published by Princeton University in 1966.

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