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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Thank you for your feedback. In DecemberMonnet was sent to London to oversee jezn collectivization of the British and French war industries. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: In Augustduring a dinner party in Paris, the year-old Monnet met year-old Italian painter Silvia Giannini 17 Memojrs [19] — 22 August [20] [21] [22] who had recently married Francisco Giannini, an employee of Monnet when he was a representative in Italy.

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The countries of Europe are too small to guarantee their peoples the necessary prosperity and social development. Though never elected to public office, French diplomat and political economist Jean Monnet played a hugely influential role behind the scenes of European and American governments and, as founder of the Action Committee for the United States of Europe and the first leader of a European executive memoirz the High Authority of the European Coal jwan Steel Communityis now widely regarded as the chief architect of European unity.


This article needs additional citations for verification. Martin rated it it was amazing Mar 20, Holley Stewart rated it really liked it Dec 20, The Memoirs, along with Tony Judt’s “Postwar” should be required reading for anyone seeking to understand how Europe got from a burned out Berlin to the global leader it is today.


His sole mission was to secure critical supplies for waging the msmoirs against the Nazis. Archived from the original on 16 November High Authority of the Coal and Steel Community — Uploaded by forgottenlibrarian on January 30, When Germany monmet to join the European Coal and Steel Community according to the Schuman Plan inthe ongoing dismantling of German industry jezn halted and some of the restrictions on German industrial output were lifted.

Random House,p. Leon Del canto rated it really liked it Dec 25, He was later the chief representative of the European Commission.

Chaplin, an agent of his father’s company. The idea for the Moscow marriage came from Dr. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. In return, France opened its cinemas to American movies.

His influence inspired Charles de Gaulle and Winston Churchill to agree on an Anglo-French unionin an attempt to rival the alliance between Germany and Italy.

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Meemoirs, he travelled widely — to ScandinaviaRussiaEgyptCanadajsan the United States — for the family business. Hardcoverpages. The European states must constitute themselves into a federation There will be no peace in Europe, if the states are reconstituted on the basis of national sovereignty Refresh and try again. Planning the peace In 20th-century international relations: Jan 04, Vafa rated it it was amazing.

Politicianeconomistdiplomat. This process reflected Monnet’s belief in a gradualist approach for constructing European unity.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. He was convinced that this would result in a renaissance of European industry and commerce, and the hearts and minds of Europeans would follow their pocketbooks.

Don’t have a Kindle? Dejeu Ionut rated it it was ok Dec 29, English Choose a language for shopping. Cms rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Monnet’s memoirs describes the process that brought the small kernel of the idea of a European solution to development and continued peace thru its baby steps as the Franco-German Coal project to its eventual structure as the European Common Market and finally to the EU memojrs many have grown to hate in the past 20 years.


His influence was so great that the Economist magazine has consistently advocated that memoirss new European Community common currency be called the “Monnet. Preview — Memoirs by Jean Monnet.

Showing of 1 reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. He returned to international politics and, as an international memoisr, proved to be instrumental to the economic recovery of several Central and Eastern European nations.

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Fighting centuries of division, animosity, memoirz separatism, Jean doggedly advanced his concept of a free market covering the entire map of Europe. 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 jena.

When, inthe European Council declared Jean Monnet “”Honorary Citizen of Europe,”” it was the symbolic denouement of a career that had reached its climax with the creation of the European Economic Community. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.