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Williams, Charles 1933-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 99 publications in 6 languages and 3,751 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: DC420, B
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Most widely held works by Charles Williams
The last great Frenchman : a life of General de Gaulle by Charles Williams ( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I am France," General Charles de Gaulle announced when he formed the Free French in 1941. It was no idle boast. Following France's rapid capitulation to Nazi forces, de Gaulle alone stood for a France undefeated and still fighting. Through sheer force of will, he made himself heard, rescuing French dignity and insuring that at the end of World War II France would be among the victorious armies, her status as a world power recognized. It was an immense achievement, one that only a man of de Gaulle's raw nerve, stubbornness, arrogance, and messianic conviction could have accomplished. Though he had virtually no resources and commanded only a few thousand men, he insisted that Britain and America treat France as an equal. His relationship with Churchill was stormy in the extreme but based on a strong mutual admiration; with Roosevelt his relationship was icy. Nonetheless he achieved his goal: France took her place among the Big Five nations in the postwar world. The man who had been sentenced to death as a traitor by the Vichy government returned to France in 1944 a hero and a legend, soon to be elected president. In 1946 de Gaulle shocked the world by resigning. When he stepped back into the political arena twelve years later, it was to once again save a France in crisis. With the adroit maneuvering of a political mastermind he extricated France from Algeria and pulled the country back from the brink of civil war. He barely escaped with his life, surviving numerous assassination attempts by French-Algerians angered by his apparent betrayal. De Gaulle's second presidency lasted ten years until 1968, when student-led revolts toppled his government, but his extraordinary legacy endured in France's most effective constitution since the Revolution, and in international prestige that would have been unthinkable in the previous decade. Charles de Gaulle died in November 1970, a few days before his eightieth birthday. He was a product of northern French provincial society of the nineteenth century - austere, Catholic, and nationalist - truly the "last great Frenchman." In this fully rounded portrait of one of the twentieth century's most outstanding statesmen, Charles Williams interprets the facts and the motive of his subject with the insights of the distinguished politician he is himself
Adenauer the father of the new Germany by Charles Williams ( )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fascinating life of the father of the New Germany In an astonishing political career that spanned six decades - including fourteen years as chancellor of West Germany-Konrad Adenauer (1876 1967) was instrumental in shaping the modern political landscape, both of his own country and of Europe. Charles Williams's monumental biography offers a welcome reappraisal of this influential statesman
Pétain : how the hero of France became a convicted traitor and changed the course of history by Charles Williams ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harold Macmillan by Charles Williams ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harold Macmillan was a figure of paradox. Outwardly, it was Edwardian elegance and civilised urbanity. Inwardly, it was emotional damage from his wife's open adultery and his progressive perplexity at the onward march of time. Charles Williams addresses - among many other hitherto unanswered questions - whether it was Harold Macmillan's personal life that prevented him from achieving true greatness or whether he became simply out of date
Bradman, an Australian hero by Charles Williams ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pétain by Charles Williams ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Charles Williams' reassessment of Petain tells the story of a peasant who became a Marshal of France and head of the Vichy state." "Born in Cauchy-a-la-Tour in the Department of Pas-de-Calais in 1856, Petain escaped his lowly background by joining the military academy at St-Cyr in 1876. His military career progressed unremarkably, and he was on the verge of retirement when the First World War broke out and transformed his life. By June 1915 Petain was the head of the French Second Army, and then earned the title the 'Victor of Verdun' for his defence of that strategically vital city in 1916. Promoted to Marshal - France's highest military rank - in 1918, he had become a national hero - at least for the time being." "In June 1940, following the German invasion, Petain was appointed Prime Minister. But his reluctance to oversee further carnage and what he perceived (and he was not alone in this) as the inevitability of a British defeat led him immediately to seek an armistice, which the Germans signed on 22 June. In July the Third Republic was put in cold storage, Petain appointed Head of State and the Vichy regime born. Pressed into a political role, the ageing soldier jockeyed uncomfortably between Nazis, Allies and Vichy politicians until the end of the war. In 1945 he returned of his own volition to France to be tried for treason. The death sentence he received was commuted by General de Gaulle. Petain was imprisoned on the Ile d'Yeu, off the Brittany coast. He died there in 1951, aged ninety-six."--BOOK JACKET
The last great Frenchman : a life of Charles de Gaulle by Charles Williams ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An investment bank for the UK by Dennis Turner ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gentlemen & players : the death of amateurism in cricket by Charles Williams ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adenauer : der Staatsmann--der das demokratische Deutschland formte : Biografie by Charles Williams ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James I by Charles Williams ( Book )
6 editions published between 1934 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles de Gaulle : ostatni wielki Francuz by Charles Williams ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Polish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The letters of Evelyn Underhill by Evelyn Underhill ( Book )
4 editions published between 1944 and 1956 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bradman an Australian hero by Charles Williams ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
T̀his is a story about Australia as well as a great Australian'. So begins Charles Williams' masterly biography of Sir Donald Bradman, indisputably the greatest batsman in the history of cricket. But nobody has written the story of his life as an Australian, and this book is unique in putting Bradman's cricketing achievements into the context of an Australia feeling her way towards something that the world would recognise as ǹationhood'
Adenauer : otec nového Německa by Charles Williams ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mi te lang zhuan by Denis MacShane ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Adenauėr : otets novoĭ Germanii by Charles Williams ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Henry VII by Charles Williams ( Book )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A convincing study which should do much to provoke a more widespread curiosity in this Tudor King, whose personality has been eclipsed in popular imagination by those of his more picturesque descendants
The last great Frenchman a life of General de Gaulle by Charles Williams ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A member of the British House of Lords portrays the wily, dictatorial twentieth-century leader as personally identified with his country and determined to maintain France as a world power. After the World War II surrender to the Nazis, de Gaulle formed the Free French, ensuring France a place at the victory table. Later as president, he resisted union with other European states and sought nuclear capability
Wel dyma fo-- Charles Williams by Charles Williams ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Elvel, Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams 1933- Lord Williams of
Elvel, Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams, Lord Williams of, 1933-
Elvel, Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams of 1933-
Williams, Charles
Williams, Charles Cuthbert Powell 1933-
Williams of Elvel, Charles Cuthbert Powell 1933-
Williams of Elvel, Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams 1933- Lord
Williams of Elvel, Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams, Lord, 1933-
Уильямс, Чарлз 1933-
Languages
English (85)
Polish (5)
German (3)
Chinese (1)
Russian (1)
Czech (1)
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