Foreword by Frederick Forsyth. A German Europe - 200 years of attempts by Germany to dominate Europe either militarily or economically; towards a socialist vision - increasing importance of some members of the Fabian Society and fries in the US who wished to create a European superstate and the first try - Franco-Anglo union of 1940; underground - resisters in France, Italy and Germany who wanted one Europe as the Nazis did but without Hitler; the American trigger - the take-over by a small group of Americans of the Marshall Plan to create a federal Europe; creation - how Jean Monnet, Paul Henri-Spaak, Justice Felix Frankfurter, Duncan Sandys and Joseph Retinger created the ECSC and then the EEC via the Treaty of Rome, helped by the CIA; the British "U-turn" - how and why Macmillan and then Heath turned their backs on traditional British foreign policy to embrace political union despite de Gaulle but aided by Chancellor Willy Brandt and President Pompidou; to a superstate - despite setbacks, key players including Roy Jenkins, Altiero Spinelli and Jacques Delors made great strides forward via the Single European Act; rebellion - Mrs Thatcher's Bruges speech began serious rebellion in the UK, Maastricht paved the way for economic and monetary union (EMU) and a grave split in the Tory Party, how she was ousted by pressure from Europhiles and Brussels, moves towards Europol, one defence force, one justice system, one foreign policy.
Lindsay Jenkins is an investigative author and journalist. She specialises in the history and current operations of the European Union. She formerly worked for British and American investment banks in the City of London and as a senior civil servant in the British Ministry of Defence. She received an honours degree in mediaeval and modern history from Bedford College, London University and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. She lives in both the UK and US.
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