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Paris After The Liberation : 1944 - 1949 - Antony Beevor

Paris After The Liberation

1944 - 1949

Paperback Published: 4th October 2007
ISBN: 9780141032412
Number Of Pages: 448

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Antony Beevor's Paris After Liberation: 1944-1949 is a remarkable historical account of the chaos and uncertainty that followed the liberation of Paris in August, 1944

Post-liberation Paris: an epoch charged with political and conflicting emotions. Liberation was greeted with joy but marked by recriminations and the trauma of purges. The feverish intellectual arguments of the young took place amidst the mundane reality of hunger and fuel shortages. This is a thrilling, unsurpassed account of the drama and upheaval of one of history's most fascinating eras.

About the Author

Artemis Cooper is the author of Cairo in the War, 1939-1945, Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure, and Writing at the Kitchen Table, as well as After the Liberation, 1945-1949 with her husband Antony Beevor. She has edited two collections of letters and Words of Mercury, a collection of pieces by Patrick Leigh Fermor.

Outstanding, enormously enjoyable, exciting -- Philip Ziegler Daily Telegraph Held me gripped by every page and I was impatient at any interruption. Spellbinding, often frightening and sometimes funny -- Alec Guinness Daily Mail

Preface - ix

Part One: A Tale of Two Countries
1. The Marshal and the General - 3
2. The Paths of Collaboration and resistance - 10
3. The Resistance of the Interior and the Men of London - 19
4. The Race for Paris - 31
5. Liberated Paris - 52
6. The Passage of Exiles - 63
7. War Tourists and Ritzkrieg - 69
8. The Épuration Sauvage - 77

Part Two: L'État, C'est de Gaulle
9. Provisional Government - 93
10. Corps Diplomatique - 107
11. Liberators and Liberated - 123
12. Writers and Artists in the Line of Fire - 131
13. The Return of Exiles - 145
14. The Great Trials - 155
15. Hunger for the New - 170
16. After the Deluge - 186
17. Communists in Government - 195
18. The Abdication of Charles XI - 203

Part Three: Into the Cold War
19. The Shadow-Theatre: Plots and Counter-Plots - 221
20. Politics and Letters - 230
21. The Diplomatic Battleground - 239
22. The Fashionable World - 250
23. A Tale of Two Cities - 260
24. Fighting Back Against the Communists - 272
25. The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy - 285
26. The Republic at Bay - 297
27. The Great Boom of Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 310
28. The Curious Triangle - 321
29. The Treason of the Intellectuals - 331

Part Four: The New Normality
30. Americans in Paris - 349
31. The Tourist Invasion - 361
32. Paris sera toujours Paris - 369
33. Recurring Fevers - 374

References - 390
Bibliography - 416
Photographic Acknowledgements - 426
Index - 427

ISBN: 9780141032412
ISBN-10: 0141032413
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 4th October 2007
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.4  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

Antony Beevor


About the Author


Antony James Beevor, FRSL (born 14 December 1946) is a British historian, educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst. He studied under the famous military historian John Keegan. Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars who served in England and Germany for five years before resigning his commission. He has published several popular histories on World War II and the 20th century in general. Antony holds an Honorary DLitt from the University of Bath, awarded in 2010, and a honorary doctorate from the University of Kent, awarded in 2004. He is also a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

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