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  • Marie Antoinetteby Dena Goodman; Thomas E. Kaiser

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    Marie-Antoinette is one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in all of French history. This volume explores the many struggles by various individuals and groups to put right Marie's identity, and it simultaneously links these struggles to larger destabilizations in social, political and gender systems in France. Looking at how Marie... more...

  • Marie Antoinetteby Antonia Fraser

    Orion 2010; US$ 18.99

    'Drama, betrayal, religion and sex, it's all here ... Fascinating' GUARDIAN 'Beautifully paced, impeccably written ... Don't miss it' INDEPENDENT 'Fraser is at her best here, lucid, authoritative and compassionate' SUNDAY TIMES 'A superbly researched book which will clearly become the definitive work on the ill-fated queen' CATHOLIC... more...

  • The History of A Crimeby Victor Hugo

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    The History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye-Witness by Victor Hugo was published in 1877, long after it was written. It is an account of the 1852 coup d'état that brought Napoleon into power and forced Hugo into an exile of eighteen years. The work covers those momentous early days of Napoleon rule that changed the course of French history.... more...

  • When the Guillotine Fellby Jeremy Mercer

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79

    How long did the guillotine's blade hang over the heads of French criminals? Was it abandoned in the late 1800s? Did French citizens of the early days of the twentieth century decry its brutality? No. The blade was allowed to do its work well into our own time. In 1974, Hamida Djandoubi brutally tortured 22 year-old Elisabeth Bousquet in an apartment... more...

  • The Englishman's Daughterby Ben Macintyre

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 6.79

    "I have a rendezvous with death, at some disputed barricade." Alan Seeger, 1916 In the first days of World War I four soldiers, left behind as the British army retreated through northern France under the first German onslaught, found themselves trapped on the wrong side of the Western Front, in a tiny village called Villeret. Just a few miles... more...

  • Marianne in Chainsby Robert Gildea

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 6.79

    A startling and original view of the occupation of the French heartland, based on a new investigation of everyday life under Nazi rule In France, the German occupation is called simply the "dark years." There were only the "good French" who resisted and the "bad French" who collaborated. Marianne in Chains , a broad and provocative history, uncovers... more...

  • The Risky Business of French Feminismby Jennifer L. Sweatman

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    The Risky Business of French Feminism: Publishing, Politics, and Artistry examines the women-owned publishing house Editions des Femmes and its rivals in order to understand how the French Women?s Liberation Movement used print media to transform French culture and society from the 1970s through the 1990s. more...

  • A Brief History of France, Revised and Updatedby Cecil Jenkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 10.99

    When we think of France we often evoke images of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris, the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, it is a place of huge diversity. The idea of 'Frenchness' emerged from over 2000 years of history and it is a riveting story from Roman conquest to the present day. Cecil Jenkins... more...

  • Négocier pour existerby Indravati Félicité

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 59.08

    Cet ouvrage suit les efforts qu?ont déployé entre 1650 et 1730 les villes hanséatiques de Lübeck, Brême et Hambourg ainsi que les duchés de Gottorp et de Mecklembourg-Schwerin afin d?exister face à la France. L?influence de leur diplomatie sur leur survie montre le lien entre affaires étrangères et existence politique. Les décideurs et les porteurs... more...

  • 1000 Years of Annoying the Frenchby Stephen Clarke

    Transworld 2015; US$ 14.09

    NEW UPDATED EDITION Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French. Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers. Did the French write "God Save the Queen"? Non! But that's what they claim. Ten centuries'... more...