L'Étonnement d'Être: Journal 1939-1973

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L'Étonnement d'Être: Journal 1939-1973

By Hervé Alphand
Fayard, 1977
614 pp.
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The fascinating memoirs of a leading French diplomat, who for seven years was his country's ambassador in Washington. The record of many important conversations, especially with de Gaulle, gives substance to charm - but perhaps the greatest value of this work is the partly unconscious portrait of the traditional French diplomat, his ways, his views, his talents, and his limitations.

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