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  • The Embrace of Unreasonby Frederick Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95

    From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France (?Masterful history? ?Henry Kissinger), Zola (?Magnificent? ? The New Yorker ), and Flaubert (?Impeccable? ?James Wood, cover, The New York Times Book Review )?a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led... more...

  • France Restoredby William I. Hitchcock

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Historians of the Cold War, argues William Hitchcock, have too often overlooked the part that European nations played in shaping the post-World War II international system. In particular, France, a country beset by economic difficulties and political instability in the aftermath of the war, has been given short shrift. With this book, Hitchcock... more...

  • France on the Brinkby Jonathan Fenby

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    This completely revised and fully updated edition of the book Bill Bryson called superb? presents a sharply insightful, authoritative portrait of France today as it struggles to live up to its vision of itself amid storm clouds that won?t go away. France on the Brink was chosen as a New York Times book of the year and hailed by the Wall Street... more...

  • France's Lost Empiresby Kate Marsh; Nicola Frith; Emile Chabal; Olivier Courteaux; Kathryn Dale; Claire Eldridge; Yun Kyoung Kwon; Indra N. Mukhopadhyay; John Strachan; Sophie Watt; Akhila Yechury

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    This collection of essays investigates the fundamental role that the loss of colonial territories at the end of the Ancient Regime and post-World War II has played in shaping French memories and colonial discourses. In identifying loss and nostalgia as key tropes in cultural representations, these essays call for a re-evaluation of French colonialism... more...

  • France's Overseas Frontierby Robert Aldrich; John Connell

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 44.00

    This 1992 book is a study of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies that remain part of France. more...

  • French Mediaeval Romancesby Marie de France

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fantastic collection of romantic tales translated from the original 12th century Anglo-Norman, originally known as the Lais of Marie de France. more...

  • French Musketeer 1622-1775by Rene Chartrand; Graham Turner

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    The works of French novelist Alexandre Dumas have been reproduced time and again on stage and screen. Based on a genuine memoir by an officer named D'Artagnan, Dumas published The Three Musketeers . The King's Musketeers were formed in 1622 and were populated by young men of noble birth, but often of poorer means. The Musketeers served as a form... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Thomas Carlyle; A.H.R. Ball

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    The product of a powerful and original mind, this is the history that introduced English-speaking people to the full meaning and tragedy of the French Revolution. First published in 1837, this pioneering work established Thomas Carlyle's reputation as a historian of enduring scholarly and popular appeal. His scrupulous attention to facts and details,... more...

  • The Frigatesby James Henderson III

    Pen and Sword 1994; US$ 7.99

    A naval history of the ships and personalities of the Nelson period. The sources used include accounts of the Napoleonic Wars, ships' logs, Admiralty documents, private and official reports, letters and contemporary descriptions. more...

  • The Gardener of Versaillesby Alain Baraton; Christopher Brent Murray

    Rizzoli 2014; US$ 26.95

    INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 Finalist For gardening aficionados and Francophiles, a love letter to the Versailles Palace and grounds, from the man who knows them best. In Alain Baraton's Versailles, every grove tells a story. As the gardener-in-chief, Baraton lives on its grounds, and since 1982 he has devoted his life to the gardens,... more...