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  • The Philosophy of Historyby Voltaire; Thomas Kiernan

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Have you ever wondered how different worldviews have shaped history? How dominant religious or political groups have changed the way past events have been interpreted, written, and recorded? Voltaire, the greatest philosophical mind to come out of the Enlightenment, has tackled these very questions in his essay The Philosophy of History . Voltaire... more...

  • Holy Blood, Holy Grail Illustrated Editionby Michael Baigent; Richard Leigh

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 20.98

    SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED EDITION WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL ?One of the more controversial books of the 20th century.? ?UPI ?Enough to seriously challenge many traditional beliefs, if not alter them.? ?Los Angeles Book Times Review Explosive, thought-provoking, fiercely compelling, Holy Blood, Holy Grail breaks bold new ground with its shocking conclusions... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Sommeby Joshua Levine

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 12.68

    1916. The Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of World War I. It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into the national consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first day, July 1st 1916 - on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties, including... more...

  • Reflections on the Revolution in Franceby Edmund Burke; J. G. A. Pocock

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1987; US$ 12.95

    John Pocock's edition of Burke's Reflections is two classics in one: Burke's Reflections and Pocock's reflections on Burke and the eighteenth century. more...

  • La bataille de la Sommeby Julien Wilmart; Antoine Baudry; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2014; US$ 1.99

    Découvrez enfin tout ce qu?il faut savoir sur la bataille de la Somme en moins d?une heure ! Le 1er juillet 1916, Joseph Joffre lance à 7 h 30 la grande offensive dans la Somme. Son objectif est simple : soulager le secteur de Verdun en attaquant les Allemands là où ils ne s?attendent pas et relancer la guerre de mouvement. C?est le début d?une... 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...

  • 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...