The Last Great Frenchman
A Life of General De Gaulle
By Charles Williams
(Wiley, Hardcover, 9780471117117, 560pp.)
Publication Date: March 1995
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Critical acclaim for The Last Great Frenchman
"This is a splendid popular biography . . . recounted with verve and anecdotal warmth, along with fresh appraisals of de Gaulle's career as soldier, politician, and head of state." --Publishers Weekly.
"Highly readable. . . . It is to Williams' credit that he is able to get so close to such a prickly personality." --San Francisco Chronicle
"Charles Williams has matched a great subject by something near to a great book." --Daily Telegraph (London)
"Marvelous vignettes. . . . Williams tells his story with pace and skill." --Martin Gilbert
CHARLES WILLIAMS (Lord Williams of Elvel) is Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the British House of Lords. Before embarking on his political career he spent four years in Paris from 1966 to 1970, the last period of de Gaulle's government.