by Philip Short
Hardcover, 620 pages, Henry Holt & Co, List Price: $40 |
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Documents the life of France's first popularly elected socialist president, covering such topics as the Observatory affair, his decision to join Petain's Vichy government, and his influence on French social and political dynamics.
April 24, 2014 Philip Short's new biography of French president Francois Mitterrand, A Taste for Intrigue, is a compelling, polished portrait of a slippery, contradictory figure who relished reinventing himself.
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