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France

  • Bread, Politics and Political Economy in the Reign of Louis XVby Steven L. Kaplan

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 130.00

    A revised edition of Kaplan’s landmark historiographical text on eighteenth-century French political economy, featuring a significant new introduction by the author. more...

  • French Riviera and Its Artistsby John Baxter

    Museyon 2015; US$ 15.99

    Get swept up in the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera as author and filmmaker John Baxter takes readers on a whirlwind tour through the star-studded cultural history of the Côte d?Azur that?s sure to delight travelers, Francophiles, and culture lovers alike. Readers will discover the dramatic lives of the legendary artists, writers, actors,... more...

  • The Cost of Courageby Charles Kaiser

    Other Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    "The result is a mix of history, biography and memoir which reads like a nerve-racking thriller." ? The Guardian  (US) This heroic true story of the three youngest children of a bourgeois Catholic family who worked together in the French Resistance is told by an American writer who has known and admired the family for five decades    In the autumn... more...

  • 1000 Years of Annoying the Frenchby Stephen Clarke

    Transworld 2015; US$ 15.98

    NEW UPDATED EDITION Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French. Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers. Did the French write "God Save the Queen"? Non! But that's what... more...

  • How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Didby Stephen Clarke

    Random House 2015; US$ 23.98

    Published in the 200th Anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo a witty look at how the French still think they won, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. Two centuries after the Battle of Waterloo, the French are still in denial. If Napoleon lost on 18 June 1815 (and that's a big... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Peter McPhee

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 3.33

    On 14 July 1789 thousands of Parisians seized the Bastille fortress in Paris. This was the most famous episode of the Revolution of 1789, when huge numbers of French people across the kingdom successfully rebelled against absolute monarchy and the privileges of the nobility. But the subsequent struggle over what social and political system should replace... more...

  • Voices from the Pastby John Grehan

    Frontline Books 2015; US$ 19.99

    For more than twenty years Europe had been torn apart by war. Dynasties had crumbled, new states had been created and a generation had lost its young men. When it seemed that peace might at last settle across Europe, terrible news was received - Napoleon had escaped from exile and was marching upon Paris. Europe braced itself once again for war. The... more...

  • Wellington's Engineersby Mark S. Thomson

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 21.99

    The role of the Royal Engineers in the Peninsular War has long been neglected and often misunderstood, and Mark Thompson's history is the first full account of their work and of the contribution they made throughout the conflict. He draws on his unrivalled collection of the engineers' letters and diaries in order to tell, in vivid detail, the... more...

  • Waterlooby Gareth Glover

    Frontline Books 2015; US$ 18.99

    This is the most detailed account of the 2nd Division at Waterloo ever published. It is based on the papers of its commander Sir Henry Clinton and it reveals for the first time the previously unrecognised vital role this division made in the defeat of Napoleon. 

They Swept the Field Clear explains how the division was placed ahead of the... more...

  • The Eagle in Splendourby Philip Mansel

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 29.00

    "When I think of the great Emperor, in my mind's eye it is summer again, all gold and green."  Heine The court of Napoleon I, in its grandeur and extravagance, surpassed even that of that the Sun King. Napoleon?s palaces at Saint-Cloud and the Tuileries were the centres of his power, the dazzling reflection of the greatest empire in modern European... more...