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Jean Monnet MEMOIRS Introduction by George W. Ball Translated from the French by Richard Mayne DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, INC. Garden City, New York i. Memoirs has 38 ratings and 4 reviews. Vafa said: A must read for any European citizen, the true vision of one of the European Union founding fathers. Ver. Sep 1, When, in , the European Council declared Jean Monnet “”Honorary Citizen of Europe,”” it was the symbolic denouement of a career that.

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Monnet was well situated by birth for the role he would play in history; as the eldest son of a brandy-making family in Cognac, he was oriented very early toward international trade, traveling extensively in the early s to find foreign markets for the Monnet label. Don’t have a Kindle? However, during the first two years of the war, Monnet did not have much success pressing for a better organization of the allied economic cooperation. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Retrieved 3 May Montse Baras rated it it was amazing Aug 20, It included taking control of the remaining German coal-producing areas and redirecting the production away from the German industry and into the French, thus permanently weakening Germany and raising the French economy considerably above its pre-war levels.

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Write a customer review. Richard Mayne was a journalist, broadcaster and writer who joined the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community in and became adviser to Jean Monnet.


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Holley Stewart rated it really liked it Dec 20, The Schuman Plan of May called for a merger of the western European coal and steel industries to hasten recovery, forestall competition, and make future wars between France and Germany impossible.

Told in a very matt-of-fact manner, his persistence and uncompromising attention to even the slightest detail gives insight as to how he succeeded in planting the seeds of the modern European Community. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. InMonnet proposed the Monnet Plan, also known as the “Theory of l’Engrenage” not to be confused with the Schuman plan.

Jean Monnet’s Memoirs

What is so important about Monnet’s memoirs is its raw connection to the devastation that was post WW II Europe and his passionate commitment to make sure another conflict did not arise. In DecemberMonnet was sent to London to oversee the collectivization of the British and French war industries.

Frank-adrien Papon rated it liked it Apr 07, Archived from the original on 20 August Retrieved 17 June Jorge Ramos rated it really liked it Jan 21, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Inhe was one of the architects of the abortive plan to unite Britain and France into a single political entity aimed at keeping France in the war against Germany.

Cms rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Monnet helped memmoirs Allied shipping in World War I, was a member of the Secretariat of the League of Nations, made, lost, and made fortunes as an international investment banker between the wars, and coordinated Allied weapons production before the outbreak of World War II.


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Soon after his arrival in Washington, D. Archived from the original on 1 June Monnet was born in Cognaca commune in the department omnnet Charente in France, into a family memoits cognac merchants. Following this he became the first person alive to be pictured on a German stamp who was not also a German head of state. At the age of sixteen, he abandoned his university entrance examinations part way through and moved to the United Kingdomwhere he spent several years in London with Mr.

His influence was so great that the Economist magazine has consistently advocated that the new European Community common currency be called the “Monnet. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I haven’t read the whole book, but it has great insightful information to pre and post world wars. Mawa Sando rated it memolrs it Mar 12, A newly minted MBA and some travel to France circa exposed me to the initial rustlings of a burgeoning European community.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Chris rated it really liked it Jan 24, In Novemberthe Monnett Minister of Finance invited Jean Monnet to act as chairman of an East-West non-political committee in China for the development of the Chinese economy where he lived until