A Taste for Intrigue


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    A Taste for Intrigue

    The Multiple Lives of Francois Mitterrand

    Philip Short

    Henry Holt 2013

    Hardback 636pp

    9780805088533   Product Code: 22017

    Francois Mitterrand became the first Socialist President of France in 1981, holding power for 14 years - longer than any French ruler since Napoleon III. This deeply informed and eminently readable biography achieves the remarkable feat of getting under the skin of this elusive, Machiavellian politician. The result is a subtle portrait of a complex and deeply private man whose personal life was as full of smoke and mirrors as his political career, and who once staged his own assassination.

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