Political Resurrection in the Twentieth Century

The Fall and Rise of Political Leaders

  • Authors
  • Leslie Derfler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Charles De Gaulle: “The Crossing of The Desert”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-8
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      Pages 9-12
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      Pages 13-46
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      Pages 47-69
  3. Juan Domingo PerÓn: “We Need to Get the Unions to Come Here, Right Away”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
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      Pages 73-94
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      Pages 95-109
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  4. Pierre Elliott Trudeau: “Reason Over Passion”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-160
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      Pages 161-194
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      Pages 245-251
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-279

About this book


Charles de Gaulle of France, Juan Perón of Argentina, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada all achieved the pinnacle of political power, fell from or relinquished power, and then, after a period in the political wilderness, regained their power. By placing greater emphasis than that customarily accorded by biographers on the interment that followed their fall and preceded their resurrection, Derfler describes what they did, the lessons they learned, and the mistakes made by their successors that facilitated their reentry.


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