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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...