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France

  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 32.00

    From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands, including many Jewish children, who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II.           Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche. Surrounded by... more...

  • When Paris Went Darkby Ronald C. Rosbottom

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 13.49

    The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even... more...

  • The Paris Gameby Ray Argyle; Maurice Vaïsse

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    Long dismissed as a vain and arrogant self-seeker after glory, Charles de Gaulle is revealed in The Paris Game as a transformative figure of the twentieth century whose unflagging determination brings France back from defeat and saves it from the twin threats of Communism and dictatorship more...

  • L?Humain et l?Animal dans la France médiévale (XIIe-XVe s.)by Irène Fabry-Tehranchi; Anna Russakoff

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 63.00

    Ce recueil explore les relations mouvantes entre hommes et animaux, aussi bien réels que fantastiques, dans la France médiévale, dans une perspective interdisciplinaire. Les auteurs examinent la façon dont le rapport humain-animal a été imaginé, défini et remodelé dans la pensée, la culture et la production artistique du Moyen Age. La distinction entre... more...

  • When Paris Went Darkby Ronald Rosbottom

    John Murray 2014; US$ 46.45

    The Occupation of Paris told in a new light; the effects on its citizens as well as on the city itself. more...

  • When Paris Went Darkby Ronald Rosbottom

    John Murray 2014; Not Available

    The Occupation of Paris told in a new light; the effects on its citizens as well as on the city itself. more...

  • Bad Faithby Carmen Callil

    Random House 2014; US$ 16.13

    Bad Faith tells the story of one of history's most despicable villains and conmen - Louis Darquier, Nazi collaborator and 'Commissioner for Jewish Affairs', who dissembled his way to power in the Vichy government and was responsible for sending thousands of children to the gas chambers. After the war he left France, never to be brought to justice.... more...

  • The Fall of France 1940by Andrew Shennan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Offering a fresh critical perspective on this momentous event, Andrew Shennan examines both the continuities and discontinuities that resulted from the events of 1940. The main focus is on the French experience of the war, but this experience is framed within the larger context of France's - and Europe's - protracted mid-twentieth century crisis. more...

  • French Renaissance Monarchyby R. J. Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    First published in 1984, Professor Knecht's study quickly established itself as the best short account of the period. The reigns of Francis I and Henry II, spanning the first half of the sixteenth century, are one of the most colourful and formative periods of French history. In addition to examining the nature and effectiveness of their reigns, Professor... more...

  • The National Habitusby Marie-Pierre Le Hir

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book retrieves conceptions of national identity and ways of feeling French that competed against each other in the 19th century. By distinguishing between two groups of French writers, three who experienced the 1789 revolution as adults (de Gouges, de Chateaubriand, de Staël) and three who did not (Stendhal, Mérimée, Sand), it captures evolving... more...