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Author: Don Cook Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483074269

Publisher Description

This magnificent volume by veteran European correspondent Don Cook is the first major biography of de Gaulle written by an American from an American perspective. Rich with new anecdotal material, it offers fresh evaluations and sheds new light on Europe’s most controversial and enigmatic general, politician, and statesman.

Arrogant, haughty, single-minded in war, politics, and his personal life, Charles de Gaulle ranks in many ways as the most powerful personality of an epoch blessed—or cursed—with powerful men. Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Truman, Kennedy, and Khrushchev all locked horns with de Gaulle, and all eventually bowed to his wishes.

This exciting biography takes full measure of the man and his times, when great soldiers and statesmen fought center stage and the fate of the world hung in the balance.

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  • “Splendid…No one has done a better job in painting the real de Gaulle…In its sensitivity, its grip of men and movement, its penetration, this is an outstanding biography. Don Cook has done all interested in the history of this strident century a great service.”

    - New York Times
  • “A robust, unsentimental biography…De Gaulle’s career may have been an ordeal for his contemporaries, but in Cook’s hands it has become a delight for readers.”

    - Time

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About the Author

Don Cook (1920–1995) was a celebrated European correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and the New York Herald Tribune for over forty years. He was the author of six books, including Charles de Gaulle, which was called “an outstanding biography” by the New York Times.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.