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  • The Fall of Toulonby Bernard Ireland

    Orion 2014; US$ 16.60

    The tragic story of the last Royalist attempt to overthrow the French revolution In the summer of 1793 French Royalists surrendered the great naval base at Toulon to the British, intending this to be the springboard for a full-scale counter-revolution. A multi-national taskforce led by the British, and including Spanish, Austrian and Italian... more...

  • The Fall of Toulonby Bernard Ireland

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    The tragic story of the last Royalist attempt to overthrow the French revolution In the summer of 1793 French Royalists surrendered the great naval base at Toulon to the British, intending this to be the springboard for a full-scale counter-revolution. A multi-national taskforce led by the British, and including Spanish, Austrian and Italian... more...

  • Bayonne and Toulouse 1813-14by Nick Lipscombe

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    The news of Wellington's momentous victory at Vitoria on 21 June 1813 reached London in early July. The celebration spawned an expectation of a rapid conclusion to events in the Peninsula. His Majesty's Government gave authority for Wellington to invade France and made noises and plans for the redeployment of the Peninsular Army in support of Russia... more...

  • The Road from Versaillesby Munro Price

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    What becomes of leaders when absolute power is wrested from their hands? How does dramatic political change affect once-absolute monarchs? In acclaimed historian Munro Price's powerful new book, he confronts one of the enduring mysteries of the French Revolution---what were the true actions and feelings of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette as they... more...

  • How to Ruin a Queenby Jonathan Beckman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    'A hell of a tale and Jonathan Beckman gives it all the verve and swagger it deserves . . . I read it with fascination, delight and frequent snorts of incredulity' The Spectator On 5 September 1785, a trial began in Paris that would divide the country, captivate Europe and send the French monarchy tumbling down the slope towards the Revolution.... more...

  • A People's History of the French Revolutionby Eric Hazan; David Fernbach

    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...

  • France on the Brinkby Jonathan Fenby

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    This completely revised and fully updated edition of the book Bill Bryson called ôsuperb? 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...

  • In the Public Eye: A History of Reading in Modern France, 1800-1940by James Smith Allen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.50

    Robert Darnton, Roger Chartier, and others have written much on the history of reading in the Old Regime, but this is the first broad study of reading to focus on the period after 1800. How and why did people understand texts as they did in modern France? In answering this question, James Allen moves easily from one interpretive framework to another... more...

  • Atheism in France, 1650-1729: Volume I: The Orthodox Sources of Disbeliefby Alan Charles Kors

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    Although most historians have sought the roots of atheism in the history of "free thought," Alan Charles Kors contends that attacks on the existence of God were generated above all by the vitality and controversies of orthodox theistic culture itself. In this first volume of a planned two-volume inquiry into the sources and nature of atheism, he shows... more...

  • French Tanks of World War II (2)by Steven Zaloga

    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...