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The Hollow Years: France in the 1930s

Weber, Eugen

Verlag: Sinclair-Stevenson, London, 1995
ISBN 10: 1856195643 / ISBN 13: 9781856195645
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Titel: The Hollow Years: France in the 1930s

Verlag: Sinclair-Stevenson, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1995

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Art des Buches: Used


Hardcover. Very few superficial marks on jacket; minor wear on leading corners and some edges. Spine ends of jacket and hardcover are slightly bumped. Foxing on page block. Pages are sound, and content is clear. TS. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 292361

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Inhaltsangabe: This is an examination of France in the 1930s, a nation that suffered a failure of nerve while caught between the memory of a brutal war won at a frightful cost and the fear of another cataclysm. World War I had paved the way for millions to gain more satisfying employment, and a combination of social legislation, modern conveniences and greater leisure made life more pleasant. But the onset of the Depression shook a brittle economy, and dwindling prosperity led to strikes, riots and xenophobia. Above all, the French were haunted by the fear of war, but when it finally came in 1939 the country was ill-prepared, and the hollow years swiftly gave way to the harrowing years of occupation.

Rezension: "With the superb mastery of detail that we have come to expect from him, Weber makes the France of the 1920s and 1930s live before our eyes." -- Peter Gay, Yale University "A brilliant survey of the key aspects of French life in the decade before the debacle ... rendered in lighthearted, witty, but unfailingly perceptive commentary." -- Fritz Stern "A deft and delightful book about a disastrous period of French history... Sharp, witty, and wise commentary on French social and political life in the 1930s... Mr. Weber's swift and shrewd narrative provides us with a brilliant panorama. " -- Stanley Hoffmann "[An] arresting and readable portrait of the interwar years." "Couldn't be more timely... Dazzling scholarship."

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