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  • Frenchness and the African Diasporaby Charles Tshimanga; Ch. Didier Gondola; Peter J. Bloom

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 21.20

    In 2005, following the death of two youths of African origin, France erupted in a wave of violent protest. More than 10,000 automobiles were burned or stoned, hundreds of public buildings were vandalized or burned to the ground, and hundreds of people were injured. Charles Tshimanga, Didier Gondola,... more...

  • The Best of All Possible Worldsby Steven Nadler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 8.99

    In the spring of 1672, the German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz arrived in Paris on a furtive diplomatic mission. That project was abandoned quickly, but Leibniz remained in Paris with a singular goal: to get the most out of the city's intellectual and cultural riches. He benefited, above all, from his friendships with France's... more...

  • Marshal Pétainby Richard Griffiths

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.99

    Marshal Philippe P?tain was, in the words of historian Andrew Roberts, 'the most controversial Frenchman of the twentieth century.' A truly distinguished soldier who rose from humble origins, he commanded French forces at Verdun in 1916 and became a national hero. But though by 1940 he had become French Deputy Prime Minister his political abilities... more...

  • Property Is Theft!by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon; Iain McKay

    AK Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    The definitive English-language collection by the first man to call himself an anarchist. more...

  • Memoirs of Montparnasseby John Glassco; Louis Begley

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 17.95

    Memoirs of Montparnasse is a delicious book about being young, restless, reckless, and without cares. It is also the best and liveliest of the many chronicles of 1920s Paris and the exploits of the lost generation. In 1928, nineteen-year-old John Glassco escaped Montreal and his overbearing father for the wilder shores of Montparnasse. He remained... more...

  • Assault on Junoby Mark Zuehlke

    Orca Book Publishers 2012; US$ 4.99

    A dramatic account of the Canadian Forces attack on Juno Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944?a battle that began the march toward victory in World War II. more...

  • The Emperor's Last Islandby Julia Blackburn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on St. Helenad surreal exile that would last until his death six years later. "A resonant meditation on exile, fame, the stories we tell about ourselves (and) the bigger stories we tell about our great figures."--Los Angeles Times Book Review. more...

  • Shades of Orange with Many Greensby Walter E. Thompson

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 9.99

    Paul Cézanne lived most of his life either in self-imposed obscurity or scorned notoriety. Even in his circle there were detractors and doubters. Shades of Orange with Many Greens: Visions of Paul Cézanne concerns the years before the artist was vindicated. Painter and art historian Walter E. Thompson brings together the work and personality... more...

  • The A to Z of the Wars of the French Revolutionby Steven T. Ross

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of the French Revolution describes significant persons, places and events, encounters and battles, that substantially changed the nature of warfare at the end of the 18th century in Europe. Additionally, it gives a sense of the impact of these changes on the general course of human history, drawing connections between events to map out... more...

  • The Party of Humanityby Peter Gay

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 21.95

    THE ENLIGHTENMENT has long been the victim of uninformed or hostile criticisms. Even so respected a source as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines the Enlightenment as ?shallow and pretentious intellectualism, unreasonable contempt for authority and tradition,? thus collecting in one sentence most of our current prejudices. In this provocative... more...