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Author Rist, Charles, 1874-1955, author.

Title Season of Infamy [electronic resource] : A Diary of War and Occupation, 1939-1945 / Charles Rist.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Indiana University Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (574 pages)
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Summary A valuable account of what one significant and perceptive Frenchman experienced during the protracted disgrace of France as a vassal state of Nazi Germany. Publishers Weekly In 1939, the 65-year-old French political economist Charles Rist was serving as advisor to the French government and consultant to the international banking and business world. As France anxiously awaited a German invasion, Rist traveled to America to negotiate embargo policy. Days after his return to Paris, the German offensive began and with it the infamous season of occupation. Retreating to his villa in Versailles, Rist turned his energies to the welfare of those closest to him, while in his diary he began to observe the unfolding of the war. Here the deeply learned Rist investigates the causes of the disaster and reflects on his countrys fate, placing the behavior of the people and the elite in historical perspective. Though well-connected, Rist and his family and friends were not exempt from the perils and tragedies of war, as the diary makes clear. Season of Infamy presents a distinctive, closely-observed view of life in France under the occupation.
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Subject Rist, Charles, 1874-1955 -- Diaries.
Diplomats -- France -- Diaries.
Economists -- France -- Diaries.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, French.
World War, 1939-1945 -- France.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Aynesworth, Michele McKay, 1947- translator.
Jeanneney, Jean Noël, 1942- compiler.
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Added Title Saison ga^teé. English
Other Form: Print version: Rist, Charles, 1874-1955. Season of infamy. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016] 9780253019448 (cl : alk. paper) (DLC)2015035243
ISBN 9780253019516 (epub)
Standard No. 9780253019516

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