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  • 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...

  • Blood Royalby Eric Jager

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 14.99

    A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15 th -century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation. On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone mad.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 to the tensions in Mali, Andrew Hussey believes that we have to look beyond the confines of domestic horizons.... 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...

  • 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...

  • A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrandby 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...

  • 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...