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A list of key readings about Charles de Gaulle.
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Further reading

  • Berstein, Serge, and Peter Morris. The Republic of de Gaulle 1958-1969 (The Cambridge History of Modern France) (2006) excerpt and text search
  • Cogan, Charles. Charles de Gaulle: A Brief Biography with Documents. (1995). 243 pp.
  • De Gaulle, Charles. The Complete War Memoirs of Charles De Gaulle (1998) 1048pp; excerpt and text search
  • Lacouture, Jean. De Gaulle: The Rebel 1890-1944 (1984; English ed. 1991), 640pp; excerpt and text search; vol 2. De Gaulle: The Ruler 1945-1970 (1993), 700pp, The standard scholarly biography,
  • Kolodziej, Edward A. French International Policy under de Gaulle and Pompidou: The Politics of Grandeur (1974) online edition
  • Ledwidge, Bernard. De Gaulle (1982),
  • Shennan, Andrew. De Gaulle (1993) 200pp
  • Williams, Charles. The Last Great Frenchman: A Life of General De Gaulle (1997), 560pp excerpt and text search
  • Williams, Philip M. and Martin Harrison. De Gaulle's Republic (1965) online edition


Bibliography

Biographies

  • Cogan, Charles. Charles de Gaulle: A Brief Biography with Documents. (1995). 243 pp.
  • Lacouture, Jean. De Gaulle: The Rebel 1890-1944 (1984; English ed. 1991), 640pp; excerpt and text search; vol 2. De Gaulle: The Ruler 1945-1970 (1993), 700pp, The standard scholarly biography, based on hundreds of interviews.
  • Ledwidge, Bernard. De Gaulle (1982),
  • Shennan, Andrew. De Gaulle (1993) 200pp
  • Williams, Charles. The Last Great Frenchman: A Life of General De Gaulle (1997), 560pp excerpt and text search

Politics

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  • Cogan, Charles G. "The Break-up: General de Gaulle's Separation from Power," Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan., 1992), pp. 167-199, re: 1969 in JSTOR
  • Furniss,Edgar J., Jr. De Gaulle and the French Army. (1964)
  • Gough, Hugh and Horne, John, eds. De Gaulle and Twentieth-Century France. (1994). 158 pp. essays by experts
  • Hauss, Charles. Politics in Gaullist France: Coping with Chaos (1991) online edition
  • Hoffmann, Stanley. Decline or Renewal? France since the 1930s (1974) online edition
  • Jackson, Julian. "General de Gaulle and His Enemies: Anti-Gaullism in France Since 1940," Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 6th Ser., Vol. 9 (1999), pp. 43-65 in JSTOR
  • Merom, Gil. "A 'Grand Design'? Charles de Gaulle and the End of the Algerian War," Armed Forces & Society(1999), Vol. 25, Issue 2; in EBSCO
  • Northcutt, Wayne. Historical Dictionary of the French Fourth and Fifth Republics, 1946-1991 (1992)
  • Pierce, Roy, "De Gaulle and the RPF--A Post-Mortem," The Journal of Politics Vol. 16, No. 1 (Feb., 1954), pp. 96-119 in JSTOR
  • Rioux, Jean-Pierre, and Godfrey Rogers. The Fourth Republic, 1944-1958 (The Cambridge History of Modern France) (1989)
  • Shepard, Todd. The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France. (2006). 288 pp.
  • Williams, Philip M. and Martin Harrison. De Gaulle's Republic (1965) online edition

Foreign policy

  • Bozo, Frédéric. Two Strategies for Europe: De Gaulle, the United States and the Atlantic Alliance (2000)
  • Kolodziej, Edward A. French International Policy under de Gaulle and Pompidou: The Politics of Grandeur (1974) online edition
  • Logevall, Fredrik. "De Gaulle, Neutralization, and American Involvement in Vietnam, 1963-1964," The Pacific Historical Review Vol. 61, No. 1 (Feb., 1992), pp. 69-102 in JSTOR
  • Mahan, E. Kennedy, De Gaulle and Western Europe. (2002). 229 pp.
  • Mangold, Peter. The Almost Impossible Ally: Harold Macmillan and Charles de Gaulle. (2006). 275 pp.
  • Paxton, Robert O. and Wahl, Nicholas, eds. De Gaulle and the United States: A Centennial Reassessment. (1994). 433 pp.
  • Pratt, Julius W. "De Gaulle and the United States: How the Rift Began," The History Teacher Vol. 1, No. 4 (May, 1968), pp. 5-15 in JSTOR
  • Vaïsse, Maurice. La Grandeur: Politique Etrangère du Général de Gaulle, 1958-1969 (1997)
  • Varat, Benjamin E. "A Clash of Kings: De Gaulle, Kennedy, and the Battle for Western Europe, 1958-1963." PhD dissertation Boston U. 2006. 356 pp. DAI 2006 67(1): 295-A. DA3202578 Fulltext: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
  • White, Dorothy Shipley. Black Africa and de Gaulle: From the French Empire to Independence. (1979). 314 pp.

Ideas and memory

  • Cerny, Philip G. The Politics of Grandeur: Ideological Aspects of de Gaulle's Foreign Policy. (1980). 319 pp.
  • Clague, Monique. "Conceptions of Leadership: Charles de Gaulle and Max Weber," Political Theory Vol. 3, No. 4 (Nov., 1975), pp. 423-440 in JSTOR
  • Gordon, Philip H. A Certain Idea of France: French Security Policy and the Gaullist Legacy (1993) online edition
  • Hoffmann, Stanley. "The Hero as History: De Gaulle's War Memoirs" in Hoffman Decline or Renewal? France since the 1930s (1974) pp 187-201 online edition
  • Johnson, Douglas. "The Political Principles of General de Gaulle," International Affairs Vol. 41, No. 4 (Oct., 1965), pp. 650-662 in JSTOR
  • Mahoney, Daniel J. De Gaulle: Statesmanship, Grandeur, and Modern Democracy. (1996). 188 pp. intellectual history
  • Mahoney, Daniel J. "A 'Man of Character': The Statesmanship of Charles de Gaulle," Polity Vol. 27, No. 1 (Autumn, 1994), pp. 157-173 in JSTOR
  • Pedley, Alan. As Mighty as the Sword: A Study of the Writings of Charles de Gaulle (1996) 226pp

World War II

  • Berthon, Simon. Allies at War: The Bitter Rivalry among Churchill, Roosevelt, and de Gaulle. (2001). 356 pp.
  • Funk, Arthur Layton. Charles de Gaulle: The Crucial Years, 1943-1944 (1959) online edition
  • Kersaudy, Francois. Churchill and De Gaulle (2nd ed 1990) 482pp
  • Rossi, Mario. "United States Military Authorities and Free France, 1942-1944," The Journal of Military History Vol. 61, No. 1 (Jan., 1997), pp. 49-64 in JSTOR
  • Weinberg, Gerhard L. Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders. (2005). 292 pp. chapter on de Gaulle

Primary sources

  • De Gaulle, Charles. The Complete War Memoirs of Charles De Gaulle (1998) 1048pp; excerpt and text search
  • De Gaulle, Charles. Memoirs of Hope: Renewal and Endeavor (1971)
  • De Gaulle, Charles. The Enemy's House Divided (2002), translation of La Discorde chez l'ennemi (1924), analysis of Germany's mistakes in World War I