David Drake

David Drake was Head of French and Head of Modern Languages at Middlesex University before teaching at the Institut d’Études Européennes (IEE) at Université Paris 8 until he retired. He has published extensively on French intellectuals and politics and has gained an international reputation as a Sartre scholar. He was President of the UK Sartre Society, co-edited Sartre Studies International for many years, and has accepted invitations to lecture on Sartre in Britain, France, Ireland, North America, and China. In 2005 his contribution to the promotion of French culture was recognized by the French government when he was made a Chevalier dans l’ordre des palmes académiques.

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Cover: Paris at War: 1939–1944Paris at War: 1939–1944Drake, DavidHARDCOVER11/16/2015$40.00
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