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  • An American Insurrectionby William Doyle

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 18.00

    In 1961, a black veteran named James Meredith applied for admission to the University of Mississippi ? and launched a legal revolt against white supremacy in the most segregated state in America. Meredith?s challenge ultimately triggered what Time magazine called ?the gravest conflict between federal and state authority since the Civil War,? a crisis... more...

  • The French Revolution: A Very Short Introductionby William Doyle

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Beginning with a discussion of familiar images of the French Revolution, garnered from Dickens, Baroness Orczy, and Tolstoy, Doyle leads the reader to the realization that we are still living with developments of the French Revolution. It destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional and social structures in France and beyond. This book looks at how... more...

  • Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolutionby William Doyle

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Describes how the French revolutionaries tried to abolish the nobility, analysing the intellectual roots of hostility to nobles, the steps by which revolutionaries turned against aristocracy, the impact of persecution, emigration, confiscation, and Terror, and the long-term consequences of these developments for the nobility. more...

  • The Oxford History of the French Revolutionby William Doyle

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    In his new edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive history of the French Revolution of 1789, William Doyle draws on a generation of extensive research and scholarly debate to reappraise the most famous of all revolutions. This volume offers a detailed insight into all aspects of the Revolution; updates for this second edition include a generous... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régimeby William Doyle

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    An exploration of current scholarly thinking about the wide and complex range of historical problems associated with the study of Ancien Régime Europe more...

  • Aristocracy: A Very Short Introductionby William Doyle

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Aristocracies dominated the social, economic, and institutional history of all European countries until only a few generations ago. William Doyle strips away the myths and beliefs which have always surrounded them, looking at how these very distinctive governing elites held onto power, and analyses when, how, and why they eventually lost it. more...

  • France and the Age of Revolutionby William Doyle

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 29.00

    From the turmoil and tragedy of the French Revolution to the rise and fall of the enigmatic figure of Napoleon Bonaparte, the history of France between 1789 and 1815 is one of the most enduringly fascinating ? and widely-studied ? periods of history. In this volume, the renowned historian William Doyle provides a new perspective on several key themes... more...

  • PT 109by William Doyle

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    The extraordinary World War II story of shipwreck and survival that paved John F. Kennedy's path to power ? hailed as a ?breathtaking account? by James Patterson, ?masterfully written? by historian Douglas Brinkley, and ?the finest book? ever written on the subject by Lt. Commander William Liebenow, the man who rescued JFK and the PT 109 crew in... more...

  • Napoleon pocket GIANTSby William Doyle

    The History Press 2015; US$ 1.44

    In the space of less than twenty years, Napoleon turned Europe upside down. Rising from obscure origins to supreme power by a mixture of luck, audacity and military genius, he was able to harness the energies released by the French Revolution to resolve the internal problems which is had created, before turning his restless ambition to remodelling... more...

  • The Oxford History of the French Revolutionby William Doyle

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    This is the most authoritative, comprehensive history of the French Revolution of 1789. Published to mark the bicentenary of its outbreak, this survey draws on a generation of extensive research and scholarly debate to reappraise the most famous of all revolutions.Opening with the accession of Louis XVI in 1774, the book traces the history of France... more...