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

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    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'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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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; 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...

  • 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...