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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 28.99
Renowned for its accuracy, brevity, and readability, this book has long been the gold standard of concise histories of the Napoleonic Wars. Now in an updated and revised edition, it is unique in its portrayal of one of the world's great generals as a scrambler who never had a plan, strategic or tactical, that did not break down or change of necessity... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95
National Bestseller In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers... more...
- The Floating Press 1904; US$ 3.99
Robert Louis Stevenson's 1878 travelogue, An Inland Voyage , details his canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. Pioneering new ground in outdoor literature, this was Stevenson's first book. He had decided to become free from his parent's financial support so that he might freely pursue the woman he loved; to support himself he... more...
- C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 16.12
Hauptbeschreibung "Kaiserin des Geistes" nannte der Schriftsteller Sainte-Beuve die vehemente Gegnerin Napoleons, und Madame de Chastenay notierte in ihren Memoiren, drei Großmächte hätten gegen Napoleon gekämpft: "England, Russland und Madame de Staël". Diese Frau ging ihren Weg. Anne Louise Germaine de Staël (1766-1817) führte ein bewegtes Leben... more...
- The Floating Press 1915; US$ 7.95
"Nations yet to come will look back upon his history as to some grand and supernatural romance. The fiery energy of his youthful career, and the magnificent progress of his irresistible ambition, have invested his character with the mysterious grandeur of some heavenly appearance; and when all the lesser tumults and lesser men of our age shall... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99
This pointedly satirical assessment of the governing skills of Napoleon set into motion a series of international scandals upon its initial publication in 1852. Author Victor Hugo had been living and working in Belgium when Napoleon the Little was published, but at the urging of King Leopold, the Belgian ruler, he left that country and took up residence... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 63.33
Hauptbeschreibung Über die Jahrhunderte hinweg haben Deutschland und Frankreich - beide können auf gemeinsame historische Wurzeln im fränkischen Reich zurückblicken - immer engste wechselseitige Beziehungen unterhalten, oft als Rivalen, oft als Feinde, manchmal auch als Freunde. Ihr Zusammenspiel war maßgeblich für die Entwicklung der europäischen... more...