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- Verso Books 2011; US$ 19.95
The Invention of Paris is a tour through the streets and history of the French capital under the guidance of radical Parisian author and publisher Eric Hazan. Hazan reveals a city whose squares echo with the riots, rebellions and revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Combining the raconteur?s ear for a story with a historian?s... more...
- Verso Books 2012; US$ 16.95
For two hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican tradition celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, defending the Terror that the Revolution inflicted upon on its enemies. But recent decades have brought a marked change in sensibility. The Revolution is no longer judged in terms of historical necessity but rather by ?timeless?... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 22.99
A startling and original view of the occupation of the French heartland, based on a new investigation of everyday life under Nazi rule In France, the German occupation is called simply the ?dark years.? There were only the ?good French? who resisted and the ?bad French? who collaborated. Marianne in Chains , a broad and provocative history, uncovers... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 1999; US$ 3.99
A renowned journalist shows us France as never before seen, and the view will chill and electrify anyone who loves -- or loves to hate -- the country that not only defined culture but gave us the word itself. The traditional leader in the arts, letters, cuisine, and fashion, France embodies universally admired ideals of political expression and personal... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 32.95
John Colton is a meticulous researcher and a fine craftsman. In his political biography of Leon Blum, these two qualities are beautiully blended; none of the available evidence appears to have been over looked, and the enormous mass of variegated material has been transmuted in a polished, richly tapestried, and absorbing narrative. more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 26.00
The fascinating story of a long-forgotten "war on terror" that has much in common with our own On a February evening in 1894, a young radical intellectual named ╔mile Henry drank two beers at an upscale Parisian restaurant, then left behind a bomb as a parting gift. This incident, which rocked the French capital, lies at the heart of The Dynamite... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 28.99
A provocative rethinking of France?s long relationship with the Arab world To fully understand both the social and politicalápressures wracking contemporary France?and, indeed, all of Europe?as well as major events from the Arab Spring to the tensions in Mali, Andrew Hussey believes that we have to look beyond the confines of domestic horizons.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 23.00
Pre-revolutionary Paris comes to life in this fascinating story surrounding the correspondence between two colorful and witty society figures: the French author Louise d'╔pinay and the Italian priest-diplomat Ferdinando Galiani. Their friends included Voltaire, Diderot, Melchior Grimm, and the famous women of the salons, and their letters touched upon... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00
In its fifth year (1793-1794), the French Revolution faced a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the Republic. In response the government instituted a revolutionary dictatorship and a "reign of terror," with a Committee of Public Safety at its head. R. R. Palmer's fascinating narrative follows the Committee's deputies individually and... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 49.99
This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory, and identity. This reexamination of French colonial culture, provides the basis for a revised understanding of its cultural, political, and... more...