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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 XI: Sources and Abbreviations

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Part XI



Sources and Abbreviations

Sources

This account of the Monnet memoirs relies on public sources, the extensive and invaluable Monnet archives in FJM Lausanne and on the cited interviews. It does not cover, except indirectly and incompletely, other details of his whole life. For more information on his childhood in Cognac, his role in the family’s cognac firm, his worldwide activities in investment banking, his public service during and after two world wars, and his years in ACUSE, see the works below.

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(Frequently cited individuals in the text are referred to by initials only after first use of whole name.)

Note: “Memoires” refers throughout to the final published versions while “memoir(s)” refers to the concepts and drafts the project underwent over many years.

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