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

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.08

    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...

  • Dam Bustersby James Holland

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.09

    The night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9,000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood to the industries supplying the Third Reich's war machine. From the... 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$ 90.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Old Regime and the French Revolutionby Alexis de Tocqueville

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    One of the most important books ever written about the French Revolution, this treatise is the work of a celebrated political thinker and historian. Alexis de Tocqueville reveals the rebellion's origins and consequences by examining France's political and cultural environment during the late eighteenth century. His view of the revolution as part of... more...

  • The Scottish People and the French Revolutionby Bob Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Presents a study of the political culture of Scotland in the 1790s. This book compares the emergence of 'the people' as a political force, with popular political movements in England and Ireland. It analyses Scottish responses to the French Revolution across the political spectrum; explaining Loyalist as well as Radical opinions and organisations. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Renaissance France (Text Only)by R. J. Knecht

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 13.07

    The history of Renaissance France is rich and varied. more...