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French and Germans, Germans and French: A Personal Interpretation of France under Two Occupations, 1914–1918/1940–1944
by Richard Cobb
Brandeis University Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-1-5126-0338-5 | Paper: 978-1-5126-0337-8

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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