Rachel Ginnis Fuchs, former editor of French Historical Studies and former president of the Society for French Historical Studies (SFHS), died on October 15, 2016, following a very short illness. Rachel had only just retired, after some thirty-two years of teaching at Arizona State University (ASU). But she had no intention of slackening the pace of her professional activities; besides, she missed students. So it was no surprise that she had accepted, with characteristic relish, a visiting appointment in the fall of 2016 as General Mark W. Clark Professor of History at the Citadel in Charleston—treating the cadets to a course on France in World War II, among other duties. Evacuated ahead of Hurricane Matthew in early October, Rachel was soon back at work. But on the 12th she suffered a massive stroke, from which recovery proved impossible. Rachel passed away...

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