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Who Wrote the Memoirs of Jean Monnet?

An Intimate Account of an Historic Collaboration

Clifford P. Hackett

Who Wrote the Memoirs of Jean Monnet? presents the only account of the thirty years spent by Jean Monnet, the "Father of Europe," creating his memoirs. Based on numerous interviews with Monnet’s collaborator, Francois Fontaine, and many others, the book reveals the concepts, delays, frustrations, and successes of an historic collaboration. This significant contribution provides a fresh viewpoint into both European Union history and biographical writing.

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Part VI: Monnet’s Thoughts with the Memoirs Underway


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Part VI

Monnet’s Thoughts with the Memoirs Underway

Jean Monnet wrote letters, memos and notes throughout his long life but many are missing from the historical record. The following personal comments by Monnet were collected by Francois Fontaine in 1975 while they were still working together on the text. They depict Monnet’s thought patterns, insights and personal voice better than most other available documents.

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