THE MIRACLE OF FRANCE by Andre Maurois

THE MIRACLE OF FRANCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Paralleling The Miracle of America, The Miracle of England, this is again a very practised synthesis of a country's historical and cultural significance, in which a vast amount of material has been condensed, coordinated. At a popular pace, centuries are surveyed from the beginning through the middle ages when France first revealed her permanent characteristics, the centralization, the universal mission as she became the advance guard of freedom. Through the eras of renaissance and reformation, monarchy and revolution, empire and republic, to the present, here are the kings who ruled, the wars that were fought, the trends she inaugurated- particularly in literature and art where she ""played the role of Athens"" for the continent... An extremely professional presentation and popularization which has both color and momentum- this is for the Maurois market and represents him at his best.

Publisher: Harper