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  • The Hotel on Place Vendomeby Tilar J. Mazzeo

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris?s world-famous Hôtel Ritz?a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance?from Tilar J. Mazzeo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot and... more...

  • The Hotel on Place Vendomeby Tilar J. Mazzeo

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris?s world-famous Hôtel Ritz?a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance?from Tilar J. Mazzeo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot and... more...

  • Wellington's Gunsby Nick Lipscombe

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    The history books have forgotten the artillery of Wellington's army during the Napoleonic Wars, but in this book Nick Lipscombe offers a study of the gunners through first-hand accounts, bringing life and color to their heroic actions. Wellington was, without doubt, a brilliant field commander, but his leadership style was abrupt and occasionally... more...

  • When France Was King of Cartographyby Christine Marie Petto

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 39.99

    When France Was King of Cartography investigates over a thousand maps and nearly two dozen map producers, analyzes the map as a cultural artifact, map producers as a group, and the array of map viewers over the course of two centuries in France. The book focuses on situated knowledge or 'localized' interests reflected in these geographical productions.... more...

  • The French Intifadaby Andrew Hussey

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 35.99

    A provocative rethinking of France?s long relationship with the Arab world To fully understand both the social and political pressures wracking contemporary France?and, indeed, all of Europe?as well as major events from the Arab Spring in the Middle East to the tensions in Mali, Andrew Hussey believes that we have to look beyond the confines of... more...

  • A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdomsby Francis Steegmuller

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 23.00

    Pre-revolutionary Paris comes to life in this fascinating story surrounding the correspondence between two colorful and witty society figures: the French author Louise d'Épinay and the Italian priest-diplomat Ferdinando Galiani. Their friends included Voltaire, Diderot, Melchior Grimm, and the famous women of the salons, and their letters touched upon... more...

  • A Taste for Intrigueby Philip Short

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 40.99

    The man who changed the course of modern France In 1981, François Mitterrand became France?s first popularly elected socialist president. By the time he completed his mandate, he had led the country for 14 years, longer than any other French head of state in modern times. Mitterrand mirrored France in all its imperfections and tragedies, its... more...

  • When the United States Spoke Frenchby Francois Furstenberg

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 19.99

    In 1789, as the French Revolution shook Europe to the core, the new United States was struggling for survival in the face of financial insolvency and bitter political and regional divisions. When the United States Spoke French explores the republic?s formative years from the viewpoint of a distinguished circle of five Frenchmen taking refuge in America.... more...

  • Culture and Society in France 1789-1848by F. W. J. Hemmings

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    This book, first published in 1987, complements the author's earlier volume on Culture and Society in France 1848-1898 . It deals with the interaction of social history and cultural history, covering in succession the Revolutionary period, the Napoleonic Empire, the Restoration and the July Monarchy. The scope of the book embraces literature (the... more...

  • The Idea of the Sciences in the French Enlightenmentby G. Matthew Adkins

    University of Delaware 2013; US$ 69.99

    This book challenges common historical misperceptions of both the history of the sciences in early modern France and the history of the French Enlightenment. Tracing the complex historical relationship between them, this reinterpretation critiques the view that the sciences were always politically neutral and that the philosophes were proto-republican.... more...