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A Taste for Intrigue

The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand

by Philip Short

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A Taste for Intrigue
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The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand
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Philip Short

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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.