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Author Jonathan Fenby

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August 4-8, 2014


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France on the Brink:
A Great Civilization in the New Century


 Release date: July 1, 2014
at Skyhorse Publishing

448 pages

ISBN: 978-1628723175



France on the Brink was chosen as a New York Times book of the year and hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “a comprehensive and entertaining diagnosis of what ails French society” when the first edition was published at the turn of the century. Since then, the crisis enveloping France has only worsened, and this second edition, completely revamped to cover the developments of the past fifteen years, offers a fresh assessment of where the nation stands. New chapters chart political developments under Presidents Chirac, Sarkozy, and Hollande; the rise of the hard right National Front; and the unrelenting economic woes that have led to unprecedented levels of disillusion and fragmentation. In this new edition, Fenby offers a loving though candid and unvarnished picture of the nation, contrasting its glorious past with current realities.[provided by the publisher]


Jonathan Fenby  reported from France for a variety of newspapers, including the Economist, Christian Science Monitor, Times of London, Guardian, and London Observer. Married to a Frenchwoman, he was, to his surprise, made a Chevalier of the French Order of Merit in 1990. He is also the author of acclaimed biographies of Charles de Gaulle and Chiang Kai-shek, among other works. He lives in England.

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Monday, August 4
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Book Nerd

Wednesday, August 6
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace

Thursday, August 7
Review + Giveaway at An Accidental Blog

Friday, August 8
Review at Doing Dewey
Review at Booksie’s Blog


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