A Gaullist tries to define Gaullism (grandeur, independence, national unity, etc.) and its extraordinary hold on France even after the General's death. An interesting but hardly novel view of de Gaulle's thought and style-for the latter was as important as the former. Dreyfus claims a great heritage for Gaullism: all traditions led to or contributed to it. Well-substantiated and well-written, this is an essay on an endlessly fascinating subject.