The French Exception

Emmanuel Macron – The Extraordinary Rise and Risk

Author: Adam Plowright

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785783122

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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'Adam Plowright's excellent book captures the strangeness of Macron’s life' Evening Standard THE FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF EMMANUEL MACRON IN ENGLISH From total unknown to one of Europe's most powerful men in just a few years, at 39, France's youngest leader since Napoleon is intent on conquering the world stage. But what lies beneath the façade of this youthful, ultra-confident and calculating president? How did someone from small-town France assemble -- in just 12 months -- the network, team and finances to win the presidency? Now elected, can he make the French feel better about themselves? Can he rally Europe around him and turn the tide of right-wing nationalism sweeping the continent? Critically, what will his presidency mean for Britain? Featuring never-before printed interviews with key members of Macron’s team, his friends, mentors and political detractors, acclaimed Paris-based journalist Adam Plowright asks: can the shine on this brilliant new president last? And for how long?

The History of France, 2nd Edition

Author: W. Scott Haine Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440863830

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 9899


Few nations have such a long and rich history as France. This indispensible volume covers political, economic, and cultural milestones throughout its long and fascinating history. • Includes a timeline of significant events in the history of France, providing students with an at-a-glance overview of France's history • Offers an appendix of Notable People in the History of France to give readers with brief biographies of those who have made important contributions to the country's history • Presents photos and maps to provide additional context for and support the text • Includes an annotated bibliography to give readers detailed information on resources for further study

The Rhine

Following Europe’s Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps

Author: Ben Coates

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473662184

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 7985


The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in Rotterdam, crossing it daily, swimming and sailing in its tributaries. In The Rhine, he sets out by bicycle from the Netherlands where it enters the North Sea, following it through Germany, France and Liechtenstein, to its source in the icy Alps. He explores the impact that the Rhine has had on European culture and history and finds out how influences have flowed along and across the river, shaping the people who live alongside it. Blending travelogue and offbeat history, The Rhine tells the fascinating story of how a great river helped shape a continent.