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- Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95
The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the archetypal gadfly Marat ? the events and figures of the French Revolution have exercised a hold on the historical imagination for more than 200 years. It has been a template for heroic insurrection and, to more conservative... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95
This completely revised and fully updated edition of the book Bill Bryson called “superb? presents a sharply insightful, authoritative portrait of France today as it struggles to live up to its vision of itself amid storm clouds that won?t go away. France on the Brink was chosen as a New York Times book of the year and hailed by the Wall Street... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95
The design quality of France's armored vehicles is somewhat forgotten in light of the myth of superiority surrounding the German Panzers' role in the Blitzkrieg against France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The second volume of two covering the French tanks of World War II, this title focuses primarily on the design, development, combat performance,... more...
- Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99
Stephen Clarke?s hilarious and enlightening history of the love-hate relationship between Britain and France Things have been just a little awkward between Britain and France ever since the Norman invasion in 1066. Over the subsequent thousand years of wars, treaties, and cultural rivalries, the strange relationship between these nations ranged... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99
This book a facsimile reproduction of a contemporary account of the battle of Waterloo, packed with first-hand accounts and official reports. The first section is a narrative description of the campaign followed by various personal interpretations of the battle, including letters from such notables as the Duke of Wellington. This is followed by the... more...
- 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...
- Armand Colin 2014; US$ 27.99
Comment la France assume-t-elle sa vocation de Terre d'asile héritée de la Révolution française? Pour comprendre les débats actuels sur le sujet, il faut en effet remonter de la fin du XVIIIe siècle au mitan du XIXe siècle. Il convient d'aborder cette période fondratrice à travers deux problématiques principales : l'étude des dispositifs d'accueil... more...
- 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...
- 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...