School of History

Professor Julian Jackson's new book receives extensive media coverage

23 June 2018

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Head of School, Professor Julian Jackson's new book on Charles de Gaulle, A Certain Idea of France, has recieved extensive and wide-ranging reviews in the media. A list of this coverage is below: 

 

'De Gaulle, Macron and the long shadow of French grandeur' - Jonathon Fenby, Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/stream/b3ff2d58-24ad-36e6-ad9e-a1f693264b59

Review - Simon Heffer, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/certain-idea-france-life-charles-de-gaulle-julian-jackson/

'It took a long time for de Gaulle to become ‘de Gaulle’ - Robert Tombs, The Spectatorhttps://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/06/it-took-a-long-time-for-de-gaulle-to-become-de-gaulle/

'the ‘brutally divisive’ general who saved France' - Lewis James, The Timeshttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/review-a-certain-idea-of-france-the-life-of-charles-de-gaulle-by-julian-jackson-thebrutally-divisive-general-who-saved-france-j02p6c0vt

'In 1963, de Gaulle prophesized Brexit' - Philippe Bernard, Le Mondehttps://www.lemonde.fr/livres/article/2018/06/21/julian-jackson-historien-en-1963-de-gaulle-a-prophetise-le-brexit_5318644_3260.html

Review - Max Hastings, The Timeshttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/review-a-certain-idea-of-france-the-life-of-charles-de-gaulle-by-julian-jackson-an-outstanding-biography-53zwkkd9b

'Charles De Gaulle – the unlikely prophet of Brexit' - HSS Press Release, Queen Mary University of London: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/2018/hss/charles-de-gaulle--the-unlikely-prophet-of-brexit.html

'Zut alors! De Gaulle was the first to predict Brexit' - Camilla Tominey, Sunday Expresshttps://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/982046/charles-de-gaulle-brexit-french-leader-napoleon