Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
  1. $18.90 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Quick

    Lauren Owen 9780812993271

spacer

France Restored : Cold War Diplomacy and the Quest for Leadership in Europe, 1944-1954 (98 Edition)

by

France Restored : Cold War Diplomacy and the Quest for Leadership in Europe, 1944-1954 (98 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

Historians of the Cold War, argues William Hitchcock, have too often overlooked the part that European nations played in shaping the post-World War II international system. In particular, France, a country beset by economic difficulties and political instability in the aftermath of the war, has been given short shrift.

With this book, Hitchcock restores France to the narrative of Cold War history and illuminates its central role in the reconstruction of Europe. Drawing on a wide array of evidence from French, American, and British archives, he shows that France constructed a coherent national strategy for domestic and international recovery and pursued that strategy with tenacity and effectiveness in the first postwar decade. This once-occupied nation played a vital part in the occupation and administration of Germany, framed the key institutions of the "new" Europe, helped forge the NATO alliance, and engineered an astonishing economic recovery. In the process, France successfully contested American leadership in Europe and used its position as a key Cold War ally to extract concessions from Washington on a wide range of economic and security issues.

Synopsis:

A valuable contribution to the University of North Carolina Press's 'New Cold War History' series.

American Historical Review A fine example of the new Cold War history that aims at transcending a purely US-Soviet framework.

Choice [A] solidly researched study.

Charles S. Maier, Harvard University Elegantly written and thoughtfully argued, Hitchcock's book will be indispensable for all future debates about postwar reconstruction policy in Europe.

Melvyn P. Leffler, University of Virginia This is a first-rate study of French foreign policy during the early Cold War period.

Marc Trachtenberg, University of Pennsylvania

Synopsis:

In an important revision of early Cold War history, Hitchcock restores France's central role in the post-World War II reconstruction of Europe. He focuses on French diplomacy toward the occupation of Germany, the economic reconstruction of the continent, and the crafting of the NATO alliance.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by John Lewis Gaddis

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Founding of the Fourth Republic and the Conditions for French Recovery

Chapter 2. The Limits of Independence, 1944-1947

Chapter 3. No Longer a Great Power

Chapter 4. The Hard Road to Franco-German Rapprochement, 1948-1950

Chapter 5. Sound and Fury: The Debate over German Rearmament

Chapter 6. The European Defense Community and French National Strategy

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Tables and Map

Tables

1. France's Balance of Payments, 1944-1949

2. Franc Zone Deficits with Dollar Zone, 1945-1949

3. Average Annual Growth in Gross Domestic Product, 1949-1970

4. American Aid to France, 1945-1952

Map

Germany under Occupation

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807847473
Foreword:
Gaddis, John Lewis
Author:
Gaddis, John Lewis
Author:
Hitchcock, William I.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Foreign relations
Subject:
France
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Political leadership
Subject:
International Security
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century/Nuclear Age
Subject:
Western Europe
Subject:
Peaceful change (international relations)
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Western Europe - General
Subject:
New Cold War History; post-World War II; reconstruction of Europe; Germany; NATO alliance; economic recovery
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
France Foreign relations Germany.
Subject:
World politics -- 1945-1955.
Subject:
New Cold War History
Subject:
post-World War II
Subject:
reconstruction of Europe
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
NATO alliance
Subject:
economic recovery
Subject:
World History-European History General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
New Cold War History Paperback
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Other books you might like

  1. French Lessons: A Memoir Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. The Life of a Simple Man Used Trade Paper $12.50
  3. Paris in the Fifties
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  4. France in Modern Times Used Trade Paper $16.50
  5. Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  6. Paris: After the Liberation 1944-1949 Used Trade Paper $7.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » France » Post World War II
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
History and Social Science » World History » France » General

France Restored : Cold War Diplomacy and the Quest for Leadership in Europe, 1944-1954 (98 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.00 In Stock
Product details 312 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807847473 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A valuable contribution to the University of North Carolina Press's 'New Cold War History' series.

American Historical Review A fine example of the new Cold War history that aims at transcending a purely US-Soviet framework.

Choice [A] solidly researched study.

Charles S. Maier, Harvard University Elegantly written and thoughtfully argued, Hitchcock's book will be indispensable for all future debates about postwar reconstruction policy in Europe.

Melvyn P. Leffler, University of Virginia This is a first-rate study of French foreign policy during the early Cold War period.

Marc Trachtenberg, University of Pennsylvania

"Synopsis" by , In an important revision of early Cold War history, Hitchcock restores France's central role in the post-World War II reconstruction of Europe. He focuses on French diplomacy toward the occupation of Germany, the economic reconstruction of the continent, and the crafting of the NATO alliance.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.