Regular price: $34.94
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $34.94
The fate of France as an occupied country could easily have been shared by Britain, and it is this background element, which enhances our fascination with Vichy France. How would we have acted under similar circumstances? The divisions and repercussions of the Vichy years still resonate in France today, and whether you view the regime as a fascist dictatorship, an authoritarian offshoot of the Third Reich or an embodiment of heightened French nationalism, Curtis's rounded, incisive book will be seen as the standard work on its subject for many years.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By TMac on 06-05-15
Performance Ruined It
What did you like best about Verdict on Vichy? What did you like least?
The reader made it unbearable to listen.
Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Curtis? Why or why not?
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Awful. Simply awful. Made it impossible to finish.
Was Verdict on Vichy worth the listening time?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By Eric on 11-14-14
Good book, marginal reading
Excellent, densely researched, and eye-opening book. I, for one, will never see France in quite the same way again. They never underwent the violent catharsis of other Axis nations and, instead, seem to be reaching a resolution incrementally. I hope they get there; they've got a lot to resolve.
The narrator is dreadfully slow and non-fluent. His over-pronounced French names come after portentous pauses and sound like parody. It's a genuinely awful reading, which makes the fact-intensive writing that much more difficult to assimilate while cleaning up the kitchen or doing side lunges. Oh, and he pronounces "banal" to rhyme with "anal." Vraiment le coup de grâce.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful