- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Printing edition (Jan. 1969)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671203371
- ISBN-13: 978-0671203375
- Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 15.2 x 5.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Collapse of the Third Republic: An Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940 Hardcover – 1 Jan 1969
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Top Customer Reviews
In his foreword, Shirer notes that Politicians of the time when they wrote their memoirs after World War II ran into difficulties because their papers remained secrets of state. This suggests, that Shirer's account of at least the 1919-40 period is more complete than the information released by the French State.
The only complaint I would have is that at times I found the book confusingly detailed. But beyond that this is just excellent stuff.
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Going back to it after several decades, I found it didn't flow as well as I rememberedPublished 16 months ago by stephen edward rickitt
It is a well researched account of the internal conflicts of the french social structure between the two wars.
Spellbinding narative language.
In the opinion of this reader, Shirer has coupled his splendid evocative power of language with a subject worthy of it; the fall of France in 1940 remains one of the greatest... Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 1998