Books: A Cry from Quixotic Exile

RESISTANCE by Georges Bidault. 348 pages. Praeger. $6.95.

There is an echo of classical tragedy n the career of Georges Bidault. For two decades, beginning with his leadership of the French Resistance in World War II, his countrymen regarded him as a hero. The diminutive onetime history professor and Catholic moderate was twice Premier and nine times Foreign Minister in the Fourth Republic. He had the satisfaction of helping to write the U.N. Charter and to launch European economic unity; in Geneva in 1954, he also had the unhappy task of negotiating France's retreat from Indo-China. It was he who invited De...

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