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  • Bread, Politics and Political Economy in the Reign of Louis XVby Steven L. Kaplan; Sophus A. Reinert

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 145.00

    A new edition of Kaplan?s landmark study on eighteenth-century French political economy, reissued with a new Foreword by Sophus A. Reinert. Based on comprehensive archival, Kaplan?s classic work constitutes a major contribution to the study of the subsistence problem before the French Revolution and the political economy of deregulatory reform. more...

  • Chinook Crashby Stuart Campbell

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 9.99

    The 1994 crash of Chinook with top Northern Ireland intelligence experts on board into the Mull of Kintyre has remained the source of intense speculation ever since. The book is not only a full account of the incident and the subsequent on-going controversy over blame, but also attempts to solve the mystery about this accident. After the accounts of... more...

  • Colonial Culture in France since the Revolutionby Pascal Blanchard; Sandrine Lemaire; Nicolas Bancel; Dominic Thomas; Alexis Pernsteiner

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory, and identity. This reexamination of French colonial culture, provides the basis for a revised understanding of its cultural, political, and... more...

  • Confronting Americaby Alessandro Brogi

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Throughout the Cold War, the United States encountered unexpected challenges from Italy and France, two countries with the strongest, and determinedly most anti-American, Communist Parties in Western Europe. Based primarily on new evidence from communist archives in France and Italy, as well as research archives in the United States, Alessandro Brogi's... more...

  • Elizabeth of Yorkby Alison Weir

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life of the first Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York,... 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...

  • Expatriate Parisby Arlen J. Hansen

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Paris has long been a storied center of art and culture, and of romance, but in the 1920s its magnetism was especially irresistible. From around the world writers, artists, and composers steamed in, to visit or linger, some to reside. For travelers, Francophiles and the curious, this gossipy retrospective of expatriate life in Paris in the 1920s is... more...

  • Five Nights in Parisby John Baxter

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.99

    An irresistible nighttime tour of Paris, past and present, by the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World Every guidebook to Paris is crammed with sites to see during the day, but visitors are often cast adrift once the sun sets and the Louvre, Notre Dame, and other tourist attractions shut their doors. Sadly for those who have... more...

  • The Force of Beautyby Holly Grout

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    The market for commercial beauty products exploded in Third Republic France, with a proliferation of goods promising to erase female imperfections and perpetuate an aesthetic of femininity that conveyed health and respectability. While the industry's meteoric growth helped to codify conventional standards of womanhood, The Force of Beauty goes beyond... more...

  • French Foreign Legion Paratroopsby Martin Windrow; Kevin Lyles

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    The decision, in Spring 1948, to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in Indochina, and the healthy recruitment then employed by the Legion. There were some initial doubts. The Legion were known to be magnificent heavy infantry, but were felt by some to lack the flexibility... more...