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The Paris Game: Charles de Gaulle, the Liberation of Paris, and the Gamble that Won France by [Argyle, Ray]
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It is tempting to say that Ray Argyle’s well-researched, fascinating book reads like a novel, but that would be wrong. No novelist could invent such a protagonist. (Literary Review of Canada)


“The Paris Game is a superb account of Charles de Gaulle’s wartime career as the leader of France’s resistance against the Nazi occupation. Ray Argyle’s powerful narrative brings this transformational era to life with exceptional vitality and verve.” (Erna Paris, author of Unhealed Wounds: France and the Klaus Barbie Affair)

“Ray Argyle is an author who writes exceptionally fascinating stories on social and cultural change.” (Neil Reynolds)

"The Paris Game is a particularly engaging history of the Free French movement and Charles de Gaulle. It is both beautifully written and thoroughly researched. De Gaulle was a central actor in French and world history from 1940 until his death three decades later. He was both an enigmatic and controversial character. To this day historians still debate his role and legacy in the world of the late twentieth century. Ray Argyle deftly addresses these debates and gently guides the reader through them. What emerges is a compelling portrait of one of the great leaders of the last century. For the general reader looking for the one book to read about Charles de Gaulle, this would be it." (William D. Irvine, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of History, York University, Toronto)

“In retracing the legacy of Charles de Gaulle, Ray Argyle has chosen a road less travelled. His sources are not only de Gaulle’s global family, but also his blood family. Not only Churchill and Roosevelt, but also his Canadian contemporaries. Argyle brings a new perspective on one of the 20th century’s most controversial figures.” (Ted Barris, author of The Great Escape: A Canadian Story)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3349 KB
  • Print Length: 488 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn (2 Aug. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #860,974 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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