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- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
This book gives a detailed and authentic account of the life and experiences of French warship crews from the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802) up to Trafalgar. It describes the recruitment and composition of crews, the different duties performed and the living conditions they had to endure at sea. Their experiences of fighting the British are... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on St. Helenad surreal exile that would last until his death six years later. "A resonant meditation on exile, fame, the stories we tell about ourselves (and) the bigger stories we tell about our great figures."--Los Angeles Times Book Review. more...
- Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 9.99
Paul Cézanne lived most of his life either in self-imposed obscurity or scorned notoriety. Even in his circle there were detractors and doubters. Shades of Orange with Many Greens: Visions of Paul Cézanne concerns the years before the artist was vindicated. Painter and art historian Walter E. Thompson brings together the work and personality... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95
"New France" consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America from the 16th to the 18th century. At its peak in the early 18th century its territory was huge, stretching from Newfoundland to the Gulf of Mexico. This title reviews the lengthy chain of forts built to guard the French frontier in the American northeast from the province... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99
The A to Z of the French Revolution describes significant persons, places and events, encounters and battles, that substantially changed the nature of warfare at the end of the 18th century in Europe. Additionally, it gives a sense of the impact of these changes on the general course of human history, drawing connections between events to map out... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 21.95
THE ENLIGHTENMENT has long been the victim of uninformed or hostile criticisms. Even so respected a source as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines the Enlightenment as ?shallow and pretentious intellectualism, unreasonable contempt for authority and tradition,? thus collecting in one sentence most of our current prejudices. In this provocative... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life of the first Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York, Henry?s mother and Elizabeth?s grandmother, spanned one of England?s most dramatic and perilous periods.... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
In this important book from the newly elected president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy sets forth his personal vision of France's role in world affairs and his plans for modernizing the country and equipping it for the twenty-first century. With unusual candor, President Sarkozy describes the difficulties France has faced in recent years?high unemployment,... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; Not Available
John Baxter's The Perfect Meal is part grand tour of France, part history of French cuisine, taking readers on a journey to discover and savor some of the world's great cultural achievements before they disappear completely. Some of the most revered and complex elements of French cuisine are in danger of disappearing as old ways of agriculture,... more...