Books by Jonathan Fenby

FRANCE by Jonathan Fenby
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A capable history sure to appeal to all lovers of France."
Fenby (Will China Dominate the 21st Century?, 2014, etc.) investigates France's attempts to live up to her revolutionary ideals and how she has become a prisoner of her history and its narratives. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Ambitious, demanding (for readers) look at China and all its complexities."
Former editor of the Observer and the South China Morning Post, Fenby (The General: Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved, 2012, etc.) offers extensive analyses of today's China and where the future may take it. Read full book review >
Released: July 7, 2012

"With a nod to previous (French) studies by Jean Lacouture, Eric Roussel, Alain Peyrefitte, as well as the general's own extensive memoirs, this work is astute and psychologically probing."
A keen biography conveying the French general's driving sense of destiny. Read full book review >
Released: June 24, 2008

"Essential desk-side reference to help with the sifting and understanding of the enormous changes taking place in a China poised between the old and the new."
A sweeping, reasoned history portrays China as still caught in its age-old bind between authoritarianism and the need to join the world. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2005

"The horror of war brought pungently to life, with tragedies strewn everywhere, touching everybody."
A horrific piece of British national amnesia bobs to the surface in Fenby's absorbing account of the ill-fated Lancastria. Read full book review >
Released: March 16, 2004

"A welcome study that sheds new light on recent Chinese history."
A well-done life of the legendary but now little-studied Chinese leader. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2001

"Too broad-stroked a portrait to effectively assess the changes afoot in Hong Kong's postcolonial future."
A considered reading of the first two years of Chinese rule in Hong Kong. Read full book review >
FRANCE ON THE BRINK by Jonathan Fenby
Released: July 14, 1999

"A better guide than Fenby could hardly be found to weigh the opportunities and dangers that face France in the coming century."
A rich, masterful study of modern France - its politics, national characteristics, and people. Read full book review >