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France

  • France and Fascismby Brian Jenkins; Chris Millington

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    France and Fascism: February 1934 and the Dynamics of Political Crisis is the first English-language book to examine the most significant political event in interwar France: the Paris riots of February 1934. On 6 February 1934, thousands of fascist rioters almost succeeded in bringing down the French democratic regime. The violence prompted the... more...

  • Malrauxby Axel Madsen

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 11.99

    The authorized biography of the most important man of letters in 20th century France: André Malraux, French novelist, art theorist, and France?s Minister of Cultural Affairs. more...

  • Hearts and Mindsby Axel Madsen

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 11.99

    A dual biography of the two most influential socio-political moralists of the 20th century, whose lives were intertwined personally and intellectually for more than forty-six years. Madsen provides an engrossing view of the luminously transparent relationship that was unconventional yet faithful to its ideals. more...

  • Chanelby Axel Madsen

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 11.99

    A fascinating look at the real Gabrielle ?Coco? Chanel, the designer who forever revolutionized the way women look. She was a free spirit, brilliant business woman, and beauty who never found reciprocated love. Madsen, with authority, delves into this fashion doyenne?s business and private lives to reveal one woman?s extraordinary progress: from orphan... more...

  • Sonia Delaunayby Axel Madsen

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 11.99

    Sonia Delaunay, wife of painter Robert and co-founder of the Orphist school in 1910, was the center of a brilliant circle in Paris. Madsen offers a rich and compelling look at this fascinating and influential woman, the first living female artist to have a retrospective show at the Louvre. more...

  • Silk Roadsby Axel Madsen

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 11.99

    One of the greatest art theft stories of the 20th century. André Malraux, French novelist, art theorist, and eventually France?s Minister of Cultural Affairs and his wife, Clara, travelled to Cambodia in 1923, planning to steal and smuggle artifacts out of the country and sell them in America. The Cambodian treasure hunt promised to be a mix of cultural... more...

  • At Home in Postwar Franceby Nicole C. Rudolph

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    After World War II, France embarked on a project of modernization, which included the development of the modern mass home. At Home in Postwar France examines key groups of actors - state officials, architects, sociologists and tastemakers - arguing that modernizers looked to the home as a site for social engineering and nation-building; designers... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Harold Behr

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    This is the story of the French Revolution told from a psychological and group dynamic perspective whose aim is to shed light on the workings of the revolutionary mind and the emotions at work in society that pave the way towards revolution and war. The French Revolution was an important milestone in Western social and political development: it carried... more...

  • With Wellington in the peninsulaby Paul Cowan

    Frontline Books 2015; US$ 18.99

    Few men from the 71st Highland Light Infantry who sailed from Cork with Wellington to Portugal in 1808 returned to the Irish port six years later. The author of Vicissitudes in the Life of a Scottish Soldier was one of the survivors and claims only four other men from his company came through the entire six years with him. 

As one of Wellington's... more...

  • Napoleonby Bruno Colson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    This is the book on war that Napoleon never had the time or the will to complete. In exile on the island of Saint-Helena, the deposed Emperor of the French mused about a great treatise on the art of war, but in the end changed his mind and ordered the destruction of the materials he had collected for the volume. Thus was lost what would have been one... more...