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  • The Embrace of Unreasonby Frederick Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95

    Praise for Frederick Brown?s THE EMBRACE OF UNREASON                 ?Frederick Brown, accomplished literary biographer, has emerged as the leading English-language chronicler of this appalling but fascinating French story. . .Brilliant.?                                                             -David A. Bell, New Republic   ?Brilliant...Splendid...... 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$ 36.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 21.99

    From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II?told in full for the first time. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche, one of the most remote and inaccessible... more...

  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II?told in full for the first time. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche, one of the most remote and inaccessible... more...

  • Enquiring History: The French Revolutionby Dave Martin

    Hodder Education 2013; Not Available

    Think more deeply and work more independently at A level History through a carefully thought-out enquiry approach from SHP. Enquiring History: It makes you think! The OFSTED report on school history suggests that the current generation of A Level students have been poorly served by exam-based textbooks which spoon-feed students while failing to... more...

  • The Emperor's Last Victoryby Gunther E. Rothenberg

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    In early July 1809 Napoleon crossed the Danube with 187,000 men to confront the Austrian Archduke Charles and an army of 145,000 men. The fighting that followed dwarfed in intensity and scale any previous Napoleonic battlefield, perhaps any in history: casualties on each side were over 30,000. The Austrians fought with great determination, but eventually... more...

  • Proletarian Nightsby Jacques Ranciere

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Proletarian Nights , previously published in English as Nights of Labor and one of Rancière?s most important works, dramatically reinterprets the Revolution of 1830, contending that workers were not rebelling against specific hardships and conditions but against the unyielding predetermination of their lives. Through a study of worker-run newspapers,... more...