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Paris After the Liberation: 1944-1949

Paris After the Liberation: 1944-1949

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 stunning historical account of one of the most stimulating periods in twentieth century French history.

'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

Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. His books have sold nearly four million copies.

Preface

Part One - A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES

Chapter 1: The Marshal and the General

Chapter 2: The Paths of Collaboration and Resistance

Chapter 3: The Resistance of the Interior and the Men of London

Chapter 4: The Race for Paris

Chapter 5: Liberated Paris

Chapter 6: The Passage of Exiles

Chapter 7: War Tourists and Ritzkrieg

Chapter 8: The Épuration Sauvage

Part Two - L’ÉTAT, C’EST DE GAULLE

Chapter 9: Provisional Government

Chapter 10: Corps Diplomatique

Chapter 11: Liberators and Liberated

Chapter 12: Writers and Artists in the Line of Fire

Chapter 13: The Return of Exiles

Chapter 14: The Great Trials

Chapter 15: Hunger for the New

Chapter 16: After the Deluge

Chapter 17: Communists in Government

Chapter 18: The Abdication of Charles XI

Part Three - INTO THE COLD WAR

Chapter 19: The Shadow-Theatre: Plots and Counter-Plots

Chapter 20: Politics and Letters

Chapter 21: The Diplomatic Battleground

Chapter 22: The Fashionable World

Chapter 23: A Tale of Two Cities

Chapter 24: Fighting Back against the Communists

Chapter 25: The Self-FulfillingProphecy

Chapter 26: The Republic at Bay

Chapter 27: The Great Boom of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Chapter 28: The Curious Triangle

Chapter 29: The Treason of the Intellectuals

Part Four - THE NEW NORMALITY

Chapter 30: Americans in Paris

Chapter 31: The Tourist Invasion

Chapter 32: Paris sera toujours Paris

Chapter 33: Recurring Fevers

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