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  • Marianne in Chainsby Robert Gildea

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • Dunkirkby Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.38

    The rescue in May 1940 of British soldiers fleeing capture and defeat by the Nazis at Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches. The evacuation would never have succeeded had it not been for the tenacity of the British soldiers who stayed behind to ensure they got away. Men like Sergeant Major Gus Jennings who died smothering... more...

  • The United States and the Making of Postwar France, 1945?1954by Irwin M. Wall

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 52.00

    A study of the American government's influence in France during the critical postwar period. more...

  • Mexico and the Foreign Policy of Napoleon IIIby Dr Michelle Cunningham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 149.00

    Napoleon III's motives for intervening in Mexico in the 1860s were consistent with his foreign policy, which was based on his belief that free trade was the best foundation for peace. He saw the establishment of a friendly government in Mexico as an opportunity to expand that policy to encompass the world by ensuring European access to American markets,... more...

  • The Hunt for Nazi Spiesby Simon Kitson; Catherine Tihanyi

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    From 1940 to 1942, French secret agents arrested more than two thousand spies working for the Germans and executed several dozen of them?all despite the Vichy government?s declared collaboration with the Third Reich. A previously untold chapter in the history of World War II, this duplicitous activity is the gripping subject of The Hunt for Nazi... more...

  • Napoleonby Steven Englund

    Scribner 2010; US$ 35.00

    This sophisticated and masterful biography, written by a respected French history scholar who has taught courses on Napoleon at the University of Paris, brings new and remarkable analysis to the study of modern history's most famous general and statesman. Since boyhood, Steven Englund has been fascinated by the unique force, personality, and political... more...

  • Shocking Parisby Stanley Meisler

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Introduction Chapter 1 La Ruche, Young Soutine, and the Russian Jews Chapter 2 Modi, Montparnasse, Netter, and Zbo Chapter 3 Midi, Landscapes in Turmoil, a Pastry Chef, and Assaults on the Canvas Chapter 4 Doctor Barnes, the Discovery of Soutine, and the Rise of the Foreigners Chapter 5 Moyshe/Marc Chagall, the Great Bakst, Paris and the October... more...

  • La Belle Franceby Alistair Horne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95

    La Belle France is a sweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are the hallmarks of the acclaimed British historian Alistair Horne. It recounts the hugely absorbing story of the country that has contributed to the world so much talent, style, and political innovation. Beginning with Julius Caesar?s division... more...

  • Paris After the Liberation 1944-1949by Antony Beevor; Artemis Cooper

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 18.00

    In this brilliant synthesis of social, political, and cultural history, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayal of the City of Lights after its liberation. Paris became the diplomatic battleground in the opening stages of the Cold War. Against this volatile political backdrop, every aspect of life is portrayed: scores... 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...