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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Jean Monnet

His lack of national sensitivity helped to place him above the “”petty”” concerns of domestic politics, but also blinded him to that dimension of political experience.

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Read more Read less. Please provide an email address. Presidents of the European Commission. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nicolas rated it really liked it Aug 17, After the war he set out on a single minded mission to create the United States of Europe out of the chaos left by the war.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The custody of Anna was a problem; in Silvia took refuge with Anna in the Soviet consulate in Shanghaiwhere they were living at the time, because Francisco Giannini was trying to obtain custody of the child. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This rather novel or even naive idea survived many obstacles and is generally accepted and applauded as a major factor in Europe’s recovery and economic success.


Monnet was born in Cognaca commune in the department of Charente in France, into a family of cognac merchants. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

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Monnet firmly believed that the only path to an Allied victory lay in combining the war efforts of Britain and France, and he reflected on a concept that would coordinate war resources.

Help us improve this article! A memkirs read for any European citizen, the true vision of one of the European Union founding fathers. Silvia de Bondini m. Mawa Sando rated it liked it Mar 12, The distilling of cognac is its main industry jan provides the impetus for theā€¦.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on momnet go. Books by Jean Monnet. Robert Russell rated it really liked it Nov 16, 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.

And also an amazing story as Monnet’s life was not ordinary. In DecemberMonnet was sent to London to oversee the collectivization of the British and French war industries. In Monnet was awarded the Karlspreis by the city of Aachen in recognition of his achievements.



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 that many have grown to hate in the past 20 years. Oana rated it it was amazing Jun 19, Martin rated it it was amazing Mar 20, Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of He was convinced that this would result in a renaissance of European industry and commerce, and the hearts and minds mmoirs Europeans would follow their pocketbooks.

Several other European universities honour Monnet and his accomplishments: In Novemberthe Chinese 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 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.

About the Author Though never elected to public office, French emmoirs 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 body the High Authority of the European Coal memoors Steel Communityis now widely regarded as the chief architect of European unity.