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De Gaulle's classic book translated into Vietnamese

Update: October, 28/2014 - 15:42
One of the most famous books written by late French President Charles de Gaulle, The Edge of the Sword (Le Fil de l'Epee) has been published in Viet Nam. — Photo.vnexpress.net

HA NOI (VNS) — One of the most famous books written by late French President Charles de Gaulle, The Edge of the Sword (Le Fil de l'Epee) has been published in Viet Nam.

Published in France for the first time in 1932, The Edge of the Sword is a classic French essay on patriotism and military leadership. Charles de Gaulle's thoughts on the nature of leadership have been condensed into the 80-page book. De Gaulle meditates on such topics as military-civilian relations, great men in history and past wars, as well as the prestige and the qualities of a great leader.

and edited by Pham Anh Tuan, is appreciated in Viet Nam for its topicality, even though more than 70 years have passed since its first edition. The book is available in major national libraries in Viet Nam.

Charles de Gaulle rose from being a French soldier in World War I to an exiled leader and, eventually, the president of the Fifth Republic. He served as president from 1959 to 1969. He was the dominant military and political leader of France from 1940 to 1969. — VNS

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