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- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 15.00
A year in Paris . . . since World War II, countless American students have been lured by that vision—and been transformed by their sojourn in the City of Light. Dreaming in French tells three stories of that experience, and how it changed the lives of three extraordinary American women. All three women would go on to become icons, key... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 26.00
This is the remarkable and inspiring story?told largely in his own words? of American diplomat Elihu Washburne, who heroically aided his countrymen and other foreign nationals when Paris was devastated by war and revolutionin1870?71. Elihu Washburne rose from a hardscrabble existence in New England and the Midwest to become a congressman and... more...
- Melville House 2012; US$ 4.99
A veteran journalist continues his ?exhaustively researched? ( The Guardian ) investigation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn Here investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein casts fresh doubt on the events surrounding a now-infamous sexual encounter between Dominique Strauss-Kahn?better know by his initials, ?DSK??and a Guinean-born maid at New York?s... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 150.00
Britain and Ireland have a remarkably varied geology for so small a fragment of continental crust, with a fine rock record back through three billion years of geological time. This history would have been interesting enough if it had been played out on relatively stable continental crust. However, Britain and Ireland have developed at a tectonic crossroads,... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.49
No military unit - not even the SAS - has been more glamourised, fictionalised, or been the subject of more myth-making than the French Foreign Legion. But despite the hype, quality first-hand accounts of life in the ranks of Frances cosmopolitan elite colonial force are relatively rare. This is one of the finest of that select group. It is the... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 32.00
In the years immediately following Napoleon’s defeat, French thinkers in all fields set their minds to the problem of how to recover from the long upheavals that had been set into motion by the French Revolution. Many challenged the Enlightenment’s emphasis on mechanics and questioned the rising power of machines, seeking a return to... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.95
The extraordinary story of a young man?s plunge into the unique and wonderful world of the circus?taking readers deep into circus history and its renaissance as a contemporary art form, and behind the (tented) walls of France?s most prestigious circus school. When Duncan Wall visited his first nouveau cirque as a college student in Paris, everything... more...
- Random House Australia 2012; US$ 18.08
On a cloudless summer afternoon in 1789, labourers working in the fields around Montsignac, a village in Gascony, saw a man fall out of the sky. The balloon had drifted over a wooded ridge and into their valley. The farmworkers, straightening up one by one, shaded their eyes against the dazzle of the sun on crimson and blue silk. The thing hung in... more...