French and Germans, Germans and French

A Personal Interpretation of France under Two Occupations, 1914–1918/1940–1944

Richard Cobb

French and Germans, Germans and French

Richard Cobb

Distributed for Brandeis University Press

222 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
The noted historian Richard Cobb presents an engaging synthesis of research, combined with highly original observations and analyses of the war years in France. The reader is given access to a unique private chronicle of the relations between occupants and occupés, which provides the “I was there” understanding that is a hallmark of Cobb’s well-known ability to humanize history. The author characterizes this work as “an essay in interpretation and imagination, an evocation drawing heavily on literary, or semi-literary, sources and even on autobiography, rather than a straight piece of history. The book is about people, individuals, rather than about institutions and administration.” A recognized classic is now back in print.
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