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  • In the Shadow of the Generalby Sudhir Hazareesingh

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    In the Shadow of the General explains how de Gaulle has come to occupy a privileged position in the French imagination. Sudhir Hazareesingh's story of how an individual life was transformed into national myth also tells a great deal about the French collective self in the twenty-first century: its fractured memory, its aspirations to greatness, and... more...

  • Wars Against Napoleonby General Michel Franceschi; Ben Weider

    Savas Beatie 2008; US$ 16.99

    Popular and scholarly history presents a one-dimensional image of Napoleon as an inveterate instigator of war who repeatedly sought large-scale military conquests. General Franceschi and Ben Weider dismantle this false conclusion in The Wars Against Napoleon, a brilliantly written and researched study that turns our understanding of the French emperor... more...

  • Otto Abetz and His Paris Acolytesby Martin Mauthner

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Before Hitler comes to power Otto Abetz is a left-wing Francophile teacher in provincial Germany, mobilizing young French and German idealists to work together for peace through Franco-German reconciliation and a united Europe. Abetz marries a French girl but after 1933 succumbs to the Nazi sirens. Ribbentrop recruits him as his expert on France, tasking... more...

  • Fathers, Daughters, and Slavesby Doris Y. Kadish

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This new study brings to life the unique contribution of French women during the early nineteenth century, a key period in the history of colonialism and slavery. It offers in-depth readings of works by five antislavery writers -- Germaine de StaŽl, Claire Duras, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Charlotte Dard and Sophie Doin. more...

  • The Great Demarcationby Rafe Blaufarb

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This book examines how the French Revolutionaries remade the pre-1789 system of property by removing public power from the sphere of property and excising property from the realm of sovereignty. This created a Great Demarcation between property and power, state and society, political and social, public and private--the conceptual basis of political... more...

  • Contesting Indochinaby M. Kathryn Edwards

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    How does a nation come to terms with losing a war?especially an overseas war whose purpose is fervently contested? In the years after the war, how does such a nation construct and reconstruct its identity and values? For the French in Indochina, the stunning defeat at Dien Bien Phu ushered in the violent process of decolonization and a fraught reckoning... more...

  • Le Footballby Russ Crawford

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 39.50

    There are two kinds of football in France. American football was first played in France in 1909 during the cruise of the Great White Fleet. Then, during World War I, the American military shipped footballs, helmets, and shoulder pads alongside rifles and ammunition to the western front. A 1938 tour of two teams lead by Jim Crowley of Fordham University... more...

  • The Campaign of Waterlooby John Fortescue

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 23.97

    The Campaign of Waterloo is the complete account of the climatic campaign and battle of the Napoleonic Wars abstracted from Sir John Fortescue’s monumental A History of the British Army. Issued as an independent volume, The Campaign of Waterloo chronicles the events from Napoleon’s exile to Elba on 28 April 1814 to his departure from... more...

  • Littere Baronumby Theodore Evergates

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 29.95

    This first edition of the cartulary contains 121 letters received from the barons and prelates of the county during the rule of Count Thibaut III (1198-1201) and the first decade of the regency of his widow, Countess Blanche (1201-22). more...

  • Descartes's Legacyby David Hausman; Alan Hausman

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 26.95

    The Hausmans wed an intentional theory of ideas with a modern information theoretic approach in a critical tour of some of the most important issues in the philosophy of mind and some of the most outstanding figures in early modern philosophy. more...