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Alain Peyrefitte

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Alain Peyrefitte was a French scholar, politician, and author. He had a long career in public service, serving as a diplomat in Germany and Poland and as minister of information and minister of justice. He became a member of the Académie française in 1977. He is the author of several books including The Immobile Empire and The Trouble with France.

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The Immobile Empire

Written by Alain Peyrefitte


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $24.00

In 1793, Lord George Macartney and an enormous delegation—including diplomats, doctors, scholars, painters, musicians, soldiers, and aristocrats—entered Beijing on a mission to open China to British trade. But Macartney’s famous refusal to perform the traditional kowtow before the Chinese Emperor was just one sign that the two empires would not see... Read more >
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The Immobile Empire

Written by Alain Peyrefitte


Format: eBook, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $13.99

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