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  • L'Hôtel des Invalidesby Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le 9 mai 1705, les soldats de l'Hôtel des Invalides étaient rangés en ligne dans la vaste cour d'honneur. C'était un spectacle magnifique et touchant à la fois, que de voir quatre mille braves, tous plus ou moins mutilés et brisés par le canon et les ans, se presser autour des drapeaux qu'ils avaient conquis dans tant de combats. On comptait,... more...

  • La Reine Hortense en Italie, en France et en Angleterre pendant l'année 1831by Hortense de Beauharnais; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Après avoir reçu de la fortune tout ce qu'elle peut prodiguer de grandeurs et d'adversités, après avoir retracé les brillants et tristes détails de ces vicissitudes dans des souvenirs achevés en 1820, j'espérais que le sort, fatigué de m'accabler, ne me réservait plus que le repos ; je croyais l'avoir obtenu enfin..." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS... more...

  • La Vie d'une impératrice Eugénie de Montijoby Frédéric Loliée; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Vers 1834, dans un salon madrilène, où l'avait introduit l'amitié de Mérimée et dont il était devenu le fidèle visiteur, Stendhal faisait sauter sur ses genoux une enfant fort jolie, née sous le ciel de Grenade et dont la grâce espiègle plaisait à son regard." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN : Les éditions LIGARAN proposent des versions... more...

  • Lafayette in Two Worldsby Lloyd S. Kramer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Lloyd Kramer offers a new interpretation of the cultural and political significance of the career of the Marquis de Lafayette, which spanned the American Revolution, the French Revolutions of 1789 and 1830, and the Polish Uprising of 1830-31. Moving beyond traditional biography, Kramer traces the wide-ranging influence of Lafayette's public and personal... more...

  • Lawrenceby Michael Asher

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 20.78

    'The best life of Lawrence yet published' - The Express Lawrence was a brilliant propagandist, rhetorician and manipulator, who deliberately turned his life into a conundrum. But who was the real man behind the masks? Lawrence began the GreatWar as a map-clerk and ended it as one of the greatest military heroes of the 20th century. He altered the... more...

  • A Leaf In The Bitter Windby Ting-Xing Ye

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 19.95

    One of the best ways to understand history is through eye-witness accounts. Ting-Xing Ye?s riveting first book, A Leaf in the Bitter Wind , is a memoir of growing up in Maoist China. It was an astonishing coming of age through the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1974). In the wave of revolutionary fervour, peasants neglected... more...

  • Learning from the Lassesby Walter Stephen

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    In his time his revolutionary ideas appealed to women and he was surrounded by more than a generation of clever and forceful women. One who could say that 'life is not really a gladiators' show; it is rather a vast mothers' meeting!' could not fail to attract followers. WALTER STEPHENPatrick Geddes ? Sociologist, Town Planner, Biologist, Peace Warrior.... more...

  • The Legendary Miznersby Alva Johnston; Reginald Marsh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 8.99

    The real-life adventures of Addison and Wilson Mizner, the subjects of the Stephen Sondheim musical Gold! Alva Johnston's joint biography of Addison and Wilson Mizner is a delightful portrait of two of the early twentieth century's most clever and infamous rascals. Born in the 1870s in California, the brothers quickly rose to prominence during... more...

  • A Life Unforeseenby Rinchen Sadutshang; Dalai Lama

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 17.95 US$ 12.50

    The only government official in pre-Communist Tibet to have been educated in English recounts the pivotal events that changed his homeland, and the fate of his people, forever. Rinchen Sadutshang was born in 1928 near the Tibet-China border to a well-off trading family, educated in a Jesuit school in the Himalayan foothills of British India, and served... more...

  • Life on the Plains and among the Diggingsby Alonzo Delano

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    During the California gold rush, 300,000 prospectors flocked to California in the hopes of making it rich. Among them was Alonzo Delano, who set out alone at the age of forty-two, leaving his family behind in Illinois, both to seek out new opportunity and because of a doctor?s prescription for a western climate to help cure a lung ailment. He was,... more...