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- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 32.00
The French Communist Party has traditionally been identified with the urban working class but paradoxically its position as France's main left-wing party was dependent upon support from the countryside. Communism in Rural France explores for the first time the party's complex and often misunderstood relationship with agricultural labourers._x000D_ _x000D_ During... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 12.99
In the tradition of the New York Times bestseller Stuff White People Like , a tongue-in-cheek homage to Parisians. To be mistaken for a Parisian, readers must buy the newspaper Le Monde , fold it, and walk. Then sit at a café and make phone calls. Be sure to order San Pellegrino, not any other kind of fizzy water. They shouldn't be surprised... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available
Agincourt took place on 25 October 1415 and was a turning-point not only in the Hundred Years War between England and France but also in the history of weaponry. Azincourt (as it is now) is in the Pas-de-Calais, and the French were famously defeated by an army led by Henry V. Henry V's stunning victory revived England's military prestige and greatly... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95
This title examines the emergence of the first modern tank, the Renault FT. It is a little known fact that France fielded more tanks in World War I than any other army. However, France's early tanks suffered from poor mobility and armor compared to their contemporaries. Indeed, their initial use on the Chemin des Dames in 1917 was a bloody fiasco.... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95
A concise history of the hand-picked elite cavalry guard that served as Napoleon's close personal escort and were committed to the most dangerous areas of combat on the battlefield. Formed from his original escort of "Guides" and the "Consular Guard" in 1799, the Mounted Chasseurs were a personal favourite of the Emperor, who wore their uniform on... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 19.08
Beginning with the return from exile of Louis-Philippe d'Orleans in 1814, together with his sister, Madame Adelaide, Price examines the remarkable period that saw not one but two revolutions; the first, in 1830, put Louis-Philippe on the throne; the second, in 1848, saw him exiled once more, destined to spend the last years of his life in quiet seclusion... more...
- NYU Press 2011; US$ 23.00
Unlike most books, which treat labor, Socialist and Communist history separately and view French Marxism as a self-contained philosophical phenomenon, Marxism and the French Left offers a refreshingly different approach to the subject. Judt emphasizes the complex and interwoven themes that unify the topics of his essays to construct a distinctive and... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 5.95
An elite battalion under Louis XVI, the 9th Light Infantry regiment were with Napoleon from almost the beginning of his campaigns, so much so that he dubbed them ?Incomparable?. This collection of essays studies their early history and formation, prior to being so vital during the Napoleonic Wars. more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95
This book looks at how masculinity is depicted in knightly memoirs in 15th century France. The meaning of male and female sexuality was constructed on a hierarchical scale of one single gender, and not a binary opposition of two biologically distinct bodies. The author shows numerous examples of this trend in the knightly memoirs that support this... more...