The Almost Impossible Ally

The Almost Impossible Ally

Harold Macmillan and Charles De Gaulle

by Peter Mangold

Hardback Publication Date: 02/02/2006

$56.00
On 14 January 1963, General de Gaulle forcefully vetoed Britain's first bid to join the Common Market. It was a blow that delayed Britain's entry for a decade and hastened the end of Harold Macmillan's political career. Peter Mangold writes in arresting detail about the fascinating personal duel that shaped high politics and Anglo-French diplomacy. He portrays two of the most complex and skilful leaders of the post-war era, old friends from their association in Algiers during World War II: de Gaulle the dour, lofty moralist obsessed with high notions of France; and Macmillan, the canny, ambitious fixer, always the pragmatist seeking to get things done. The Almost Impossible Ally is the dramatic story of a friendship turned sour, which captures another chapter in the turbulent relations between Britain and France.
ISBN:
9781850438007
Category:
International relations
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
02-02-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
234x156x25mm
Weight:
0.57kg

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