If any modern democratic leader has believed in the "great man'' theory of history and acted self-consciously in accordance with it, it was surely de Gaulle. On both occasions when he came to power it was in his own right, as a providential figure'', not as the representative of a political or social movement. In office, his wielding of power was, by modern standards, remarkably personal; and his impact on France, and on Europe, was immense. He is a natural subject for Profiles in Power.

de Gaulle 2014, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138837379


de Gaulle 1993, Longman Publishing Group, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780582009677

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