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Memory of War in France, 1914-45: Cesar Fauxbras, the Voice of the Lowly Hardcover – 1 Feb 2011


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: AIAA; 2011 edition (1 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230594417
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230594418
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
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'It is to Perry's credit that each chapter leaves the reader wanting to read more of Fauxbras.' - Chris Millington, Cardiff University, French History
 
'Fauxbras is an intrinsically interesting character, and Perry is to be praised for rescuing him from relative obscurity...Memory of War in France provides a springboard for future social histories of memory and an engaging narrative of one man's attempt to understand, critique and shape the testing times he lived through.' -Chris Pearson, University of Warwick, Journal of Contemporary History
 
'As well as providing a rich and fascinating account of the experiences of ordinary people in these extraordinary times, it also offers a stimulating reflection on the relationship between micro- and macro-history, its emphasis on individual political trajectories a timely counter-balance to studies of collective memory...In itself, Perry's book is a model of the historian's craft. It should appeal not only to political and cultural historians of twentieth-century France, but also to those interested in the writing of history itself.' Jessica Wardhaugh, University of Warwick, English Historical Review

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A unique examination of France in the era of world war, as seen through the eyes of the veteran, activist and novelist, César Fauxbras

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