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Raymond Poincare - J. F. V. Keiger

Hardcover Published: 2nd July 2010
ISBN: 9780521573870
Number Of Pages: 424

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This study is a pioneering scholarly biography of one of France's foremost political leaders. In a career which ran from the 1880s to the 1930s, one of the most formative periods of modern French history, Poincare held the principal offices of state. He played crucial roles in France's entry into the Great War, the organisation of the war effort, the peace settlement, the reparations question, the occupation of the Ruhr and the reorganisation of French finances in the 1920s. His life and work is surrounded by controversy and myth, from 'Poincare-la-guerre' to 'Poincare-le-franc', which this book dissects. Using a host of new archival material, Professor Keiger explores the historiography of the man and his times and reveals, somewhat surprisingly, how animal rights and feminism could be as important to him as party politics and public finance.

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'Professor Keiger ... has produced a life of Poincare that is not only a model of scholarship, but also remarkably fair and understanding.' John Grigg, The Times

The private man
Poincarè the politician
Poincarè the opportunist
Poincarè en rèserve de la Rèpublique
Poincarè the diplomat
Poincarè President of the Republic
Conclusion: Poincarè remembered
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ISBN: 9780521573870
ISBN-10: 0521573874
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 2nd July 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.79