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  • Josephineby Andrea Stuart

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.65

    A rich and evocative biography which tells the extraordinary story of one of the most remarkable women of modern history: Josephine Bonaparte 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...

  • Lessons in Impermanenceby Jane Parry

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 7.28

    What happens when you pluck a family from a Welsh hillside and transplant them to a French field? How do you renovate a derelict pig shed pas de finance ? Lessons in Impermanence is an exploration of experimental living. Jettisoning the 95, Jane Parry documents the Breton country year in a journal, facing up to the many challenges involved... more...

  • The Cercle Social, the Girondins, and the French Revolutionby Gary Kates

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50

    Gary Kates reconstructs the history of the Cercle Social, a group of writers and politicians who wielded considerable influence during the French Revolution and whose pioneering interest in women's rights and land reform made their club one of the most progressive in Revolutionary Paris. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library... 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 Though writers ranging from Voltaire to Dumas have advanced their own theories, this exhaustive examination of historical documents comes closest to presenting a viable answer to this...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...

  • 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 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...

  • Napoleon and Europeby Philip G. Dwyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Two hundred years ago, Napoleon was at the apogee of his power in Europe. This broad ranging reassessment explores the key themes presented by his extraordinary career: from his rise to power and the foundation of the imperial state, to the final defeat of his grand vision following the doomed invasion of Russia. It was a period of almost uninterrupted... more...

  • The Constitutional Monarchy in France, 1814-48by Pamela M. Pilbeam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99

    Historians in France assume that the restoration of Monarchy after the defeat of Napoleon was doomed. The first compact recent history of the period in English, this book reveals that although the French experimented with two Monarchies and a Republic (1814 - 48), there was substantial stability. The Institutional framework constructed during the Revolutionary... 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...