LA VIE EN BLEU

« LA VIE EN BLEU » (France and the French since 1900) by ROD KEDWARD : A « MUST READ » BOOK TO BROADEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF FRANCE !

This book about France and the French people since 1900 is  both 100% O.U.T.S.T.A.N.D.I.N.G  and E.S.S.E.N.T.I.A.L. reading !

« La Vie en Bleu » is a highly entertaining history of FRANCE and its people, and a compelling exploration of what it is to be French. In some way or other, a historical and provocative  « Tour de France » and an illuminating story of profound change and continuity, contrats and passion.

Rod Kedward has spent much of his career studying Occupied France and the Resistance, and is the author  of the remarkable Resistance in Vichy France and In Search of the Maquis, which won the Philippe Viannay Prize in France.

He also has written books on the Dreyfus Affair, Fascism in western Europe and the Anarchists.

He has been honoured by the French Government and taught for many years at the University of Sussex, where he is now Emeritus Professor.

In La Vie en Bleu ( penguin.com ), Rod Kedward tells the story of France since 1900, from the great events of its histoy – the two cataclysmic World Wars it endured, the disastrous events in Algeria and the riots and street demonstrations of 1968.

Again, both SHREWDLY P.E.R.C.E.P.T.I.V.E and M.A.G.I.S.T.E.R.I.A.L !