THE STORY OF MODERN FRANCE by John G. Coulter

THE STORY OF MODERN FRANCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a popular history of France from 1610 to 1914, which fills a gap between overly pedantic text books and superficial accounts, a book purposely aimed at those not familiar with the subject and intended to show now France has always been in the vanguard for freedom and civil liberties. Although dates, battles, etc., are included, the focus is on individuals, who are analyzed impartially, or on mass struggles for liberal government. Vivid, lucid reading for the common reader, a book which clarifies the country's stance today by showing her background and tradition.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1939
Publisher: Bobbs Merrill