At The Heart Of A Tiger
Clemenceau and His World 1842-1929
A book about the French wartime prime minister whose life spanned a rural world in the age of King Louis-Philippe to the industrial war of 1914-18. Clemenceau was an enormous inspiration for both Churchill and de Gaulle. The book tells the stories of both the man and the worlds he came to symbolise.
“The author has a way with words and is good at evoking place and atmosphere. This is history written in the grand narrative mode and enlivened by the techniques of the novelist and travel writer... Many will read Dallas’s book with enjoyment.” (...)
Of all the major war leaders in recent times certainly the least known to English-speaking readers today is Georges Benjamin Clemenceau. That I is partly his own fault. He left no memoirs, he destroyed much of his correspondence and spent the (...)
War and Peace
The book traces the transition from war to peace across Europe. It follows the movement of armies over the northern plains, their collapse, their demobilisation, and the effect this had on the material life of people.
“Gregor Dallas’s enthralling and sweeping book examines and explains just how [the] Armistice came about, and what its consequences were. Dallas is interested in how wars end: this volume is the second in a trilogy which probes the closing of the (...)
How do wars end? This question has intrigued me for more than ten years. In his remarkable book The Soldiers’ Tale, Samuel Hynes notes that soldiers’ stories of the First World War almost never finish with the Armistice of 11 November 1918, which (...)