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  • France, the Soul of a Journeyby R J ODonnell

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 5.99

    France, the Soul of a Journey is a travel memoir that really gets into the veins of France?s lush ambience. R J ODonnell recounts a holiday there with three travelling companions, proving with humour and literary flourish why France is the most visited country in the world. more...

  • The Great Cat Massacreby Robert Darnton

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some twenty times? Why in the eighteenth-century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the... more...

  • The History of Napoleon Buonaparteby John Gibson Lockhart

    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...

  • Maxims of Napoleonby Napoleon

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The genius, greatness and grandeur of one of the world's most intelligent minds is demonstrated in these maxims. Napoleon as one of the greatest leaders of the world is advising the world on the importance of dignity, honour and courage. The work is awe-inspiring and stands for the voice of truth for all times. more...

  • Napoleon the Littleby Victor Hugo

    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...

  • The True History of the Prisoner called The Iron Maskby George Agar Ellis

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Who was the mysterious figure who was held in custody by French authorities for nearly 35 years, with his faced constantly cloaked in an identity-concealing iron mask? Though writers ranging from Voltaire to Dumas have advanced their own theories, this exhaustive examination of historical documents comes closest to presenting a viable answer to this... more...

  • The Psychology of Revolutionby Gustave Le Bon

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Often, revolts and uprisings are regarded as being solely the results of a perfect storm of geopolitical, societal, and economic factors. But as French sociologist Gustave Le Bon astutely points out in The Psychology of Revolution, more personal variables enter into the revolutionary equation, as well. He parses several historical revolutions and identifies... more...

  • Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinetteby Jeanne Louise Henriette (Genet) Campan

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette is an inside look into the life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, written by her First Lady in Waiting Madame Campan. Born in 1755 and married to Louis XVI of France at the age of 14, Antoinette was renowned for her fabled excesses. She was condemned for treason in 1793 at the zenith of the French Revolution,... more...

  • └ La Modby Ian Moore

    Summersdale 2014; US$ 9.99

    A comedic romp through one man'sálife ináthe Loire Valley, France Comedian, mod, and professional grump Ian Moore has had enough. Tired of being unable to park anywhere near his cramped house in a noisy town he doesn?t like, he hatches a plan to move his wife and young son to a remote corner of the Loire Valley in search of serenity and space.... more...

  • France 1814 - 1914by Robert Tombs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    Here is an incomparably rich portrait of France in the years when the disparate elements that made up the fragmented kingdom of the ancien regime were forged into the modern nation. The survey begins with an exploration of national obsessions and attitudes. It considers the tendency to revolution and war, the preoccupation with the idea of a New Order... more...