The most junior brigadier general in the army and the most junior member of the war cabinet in 1940, by 1944 de Gaulle became the “Liberator of Paris” and the head of the provisional government of France. In his talk, Little will attempt to clarify the circumstances of De Gaulle’s rise and the conditions of French politics that promoted and sustained his power until 1970.
Little received his BA from Marlboro College in 1965. As a graduate student at the University of Rochester, he specialized in English, Irish, and modern European history. He served as professor of history at Marlboro for over three decades.
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