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  • 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$ 18.99

    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... more...

  • Twelve Who Ruledby R. R. Palmer; Isser Woloch

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    In its fifth year (1793-1794), the French Revolution faced a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the Republic. In response the government instituted a revolutionary dictatorship and a "reign of terror," with a Committee of Public Safety at its head. R. R. Palmer's fascinating narrative follows the Committee's deputies individually and... 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'╔pinay 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

    Acknowledgements xi? Prologue 1? 1. A Family Apart 15? 2. The Captive 47? 3. Schisms of War 61? 4. Loose Ends, New Beginnings 112? 5. The Staircase of Power 137? 6. Requiem for Empire 170? 7. Crossing the Desert 202? 8. De Gaulle Again 219? 9. Union of the Left... more...

  • When the United States Spoke Frenchby Francois Furstenberg

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 20.00

    In 1789, as the French Revolution shook Europeáto the core, the new United States was struggling forásurvival in the face of financial insolvency and bitterápolitical and regional divisions. When the United StatesáSpoke French explores the republic?s formative yearsáfrom the viewpoint of a distinguished circle of fiveáFrenchmen taking refuge in America.... more...

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

    University of Delaware Press 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...

  • 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...

  • French Tanks of World War II (1)by Steven Zaloga; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    All the French medium and heavy tanks of 1940 are in this title: Renault FT, Renault R-35, FCM-36, Hotchkiss H.38, Char B1bis, Renault D-1, and Renault D-2. The first volume of this two part series will cover the infantry tanks and battle tanks that served in 1940. Starting with the Renault FT of World War I fame, it will cover the modernization of... more...