Richard Vinen teaches European history at King’s College in London. His latest book is A History in Fragments: Europe in the 20th Century (Little, Brown).
Most people caught up in the Algerian War left no accounts of it at all.
If Winston Churchill is today the icon of an American right that denounced the "appeasement" of Iraq, Charles de Gaulle is the inspiration for some of those who continue to urge European governme
By the time that Jeanne Moreau cut the cake for his twenty-fifth birthday on the set of Elevator to the Gallows, Louis Malle had already been joint winner of an Oscar for his work on Jacqu