Thomas R. Christofferson is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of History Emeritus at Drew University. His publications include The French Socialists in Power, 1981-1986: From Autogestion to Cohabitation. Michael S. Christofferson is Associate Professor of History at The Pennsylvania State University, Erie. His publications include French Intellectuals against the Left: The Antitotalitarian Moment of the 1970s.
With its comprehensive coverage and clear, readable prose, this
text is ideal for undergraduate use. Highly recommended. * -Choice
. . .A well-packed narrative of the years of violence and despair that marked France during the international and domestic debacle of World War II. * -H-France Review *
. . . An excellent synthesis of the controversies and scholarly literature in English and French that surround the defeat of France in 1940 and subsequent years of Vichy and occupation. * -The Historian *
Offers a strong interpretive, historiographic framework, outlining the major trends in examining Vichy since 1945. -- -Donna Ryan * author of The Holocaust & the Jews of Marseille: The Enforcement of Anti-Semitic Policies in Vichy France *
...addresses a large set of issues in compact fashion. -- -Kathryn Amdur, Emory University * author of Syndicalist Legacy: Trade Unions and Politics in Two French Cities in the Era of World War I *