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Raymond Poincaré - J. F. V. Keiger
Raymond Poincaré
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This new and pioneering work is the first scholarly biography in English of one of France's foremost political leaders of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In a career which ran from the 1880s to the 1930s, one of the most formative periods of modern French history, Poincaré... show more
This new and pioneering work is the first scholarly biography in English of one of France's foremost political leaders of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

In a career which ran from the 1880s to the 1930s, one of the most formative periods of modern French history, Poincaré held the principal offices of state. He played crucial roles in France's entry into the First World War, the organisation of the war effort, the peace settlement, the reparations question, the occupation of the Ruhr and the reorganisation of French finances in the 1920s. His life and work are surrounded by controversy and myth, from 'Poincaré-la-guerre' to 'Poincaré-le-franc', which this book dissects. Using a host of new archival material ranging from ministry of finance sources to private diaries, Professor Keiger explores the historiography of the president.

This book is a subtle and fascinating portrait of one of the Third Republic's most prominent, yet most elusive leaders -- a politician who, somewhat surprisingly, held animal rights and feminism to be as improtant as party politics and public finance.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780521573870 (0521573874)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pages no: 424
Edition language: English
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