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De Gaulle statesmanship, grandeur, and modern democracy by Mahoney, Daniel J.

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Published by Transaction Publishers in New Brunswick (U.S.A.), London (U.K.) .
Written in English


  • Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-176) and index.

StatementDaniel J. Mahoney ; with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Pierre Manent.
LC ClassificationsDC420 .M325 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 188 p. cm.
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6779234M
ISBN 100765806894
LC Control Number00023489

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