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  • Marxism and the French Leftby Tony Judt

    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...

  • Incomparable: a collection of essaysby Terry Crowdy

    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...

  • Aristocratic Masculinity in France (1450-1550)by Darrin Cox

    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...

  • Secret Societiesby Una Birch; James Wasserman

    Nicolas-Hays, Inc 2007; US$ 18.95

    The greatest success of the Bavarian Illuminati conspiracy was the French Revolution of 1789. The profound impact of that Revolution is felt to this day in the political destinies of billions of people worldwide. The Illuminati had declared war against Church and State a decade earlier and worked feverishly to spread their new gospel of Liberty and... more...

  • French Foreign Legionby Martin Windrow; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    Men of action and elite soldiers with a young and dynamic spirit, the French Foreign Legion are capable of doing their duty anywhere anytime. Martin Windrow's superb text examines the history of this famous force from the end of the Second World War onward. This first class addition to the Men-at-Arms series not only contains the usual wealth of accompanying... more...

  • Mirageby Nina Burleigh

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Two hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared to traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. But in 1798, more than 150 French engineers, artists, doctors, and scientists?even a poet and a musicologist?traveled to the Nile Valley under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte and his invading army. Hazarding... more...

  • Dancing to the Precipiceby Caroline Moorehead

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    ?[A] remarkable biography?.Moorehead deftly wields periods detail?to tell the story of a captivating woman who kept her sense of self amid the vicissitudes of politics.? ? Vogue   From acclaimed biographer Caroline Moorhead comes Dancing to the Precipice, a sweeping chronicle of the remarkable life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin??an astute,... more...

  • The Days of the French Revolutionby Christopher Hibbert

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    Works from Les Misirables by Victor Hugo to Citizens by Simon Schama have been inspired by the French Revolution. Now available for the first time in years, The Days of the French Revolution brings to life the events that changed the future of Western civilization. As compelling as any fiction thriller, this real-life drama moves from the storming... 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...

  • The Embrace of Unreasonby Frederick Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    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...