Charles de Gaulle

  • by Don Cook
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 22 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 (and 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 full measure of his times, when great soldiers and statesmen fought center stage and the fate of the world hung in the balance.


What the Critics Say

"No one has done a better job in painting the real de outstanding biography." ( New York Times)"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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Customer Reviews

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Interesting content, AWFUL narrator

This book is very interesting in its content. Unfortunately the narrator has decided to read the whole thing in a voice that is, quite frankly, beyond ridiculous. I have no idea what he was aiming at - some sort of debonair British diplomat, but it is completely unnatural and totally distracting. Makes the book almost un-listenable. Shame as, like I say, the content is fascinating.

Suggest a re-record for this one.
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- Amazon Customer

Absorbing book on significant 20c leader.

Very well researched and written book. Liked the narrators style once you get used him.
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- D. J. C

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-04-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.