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Georges Clemenceau: A Political Biography - David Robin Watson
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Georges Clemenceau: A Political Biography
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Throughout his eighty-eight years, Georges Clemenceau, the renowned "Tiger of France" who led his country in the last year of the First World War and represented her at the Versailles peace negotiations of 1919, was never far from the center of the political stage. At the age of twenty-one he was... show more
Throughout his eighty-eight years, Georges Clemenceau, the renowned "Tiger of France" who led his country in the last year of the First World War and represented her at the Versailles peace negotiations of 1919, was never far from the center of the political stage. At the age of twenty-one he was already a student revolutionary; from 1865 to 1869 he lived in the United States, serving as French correspondent on the Civil War and Reconstruction. He was closely involved in the outbreak of the Paris Commune in 1870, and throughout the next fifty years he was constantly a central figure in the major crises of the Third Republic--Boulangism, The Panama Scandal, and the Dreyfus Affair.

But politics was not Clemenceau's only interest. He was a many-sided man, whose interests ranged from horsemanship, hunting and dueling to medicine, science, and the arts. This first full-length biography of Clemenceau in English describes his career as a journalist and editor, as well as politician, and sheds new light on the history of the period. Watson's Georges Clemenceau offers complete references and is based on extensive research into previously unused, unpublished material, as well as on Clemenceau's voluminous writings and and on the Parliamentary Record.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679507031 (0679507035)
Publisher: David McKay
Pages no: 463
Edition language: English
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Biography, History
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