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France

  • The National Origins of Policy Ideasby John L. Campbell; Ove K. Pedersen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In politics, ideas matter. They provide the foundation for economic policymaking, which in turn shapes what is possible in domestic and international politics. Yet until now, little attention has been paid to how these ideas are produced and disseminated, and how this process varies between countries. The National Origins of Policy Ideas provides... 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...

  • The French Intifadaby Andrew Hussey

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 35.99

    A provocative rethinking of France?s long relationship with the Arab world To fully understand both the social and political pressures wracking contemporary France?and, indeed, all of Europe?as well as major events from the Arab Spring to the tensions in Mali, Andrew Hussey believes that we have to look beyond the confines of domestic horizons.... more...

  • Fall Gelb 1940 (1)by Doug Dildy

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 21.95

    The German blitzkrieg conquest of France and the Low Countries (via the Ardennes, Arras, and Dunkirk) in May and June of 1940 has never been surpassed in the history of warfare in that no clash between such great and apparently equal forces has been decided so swiftly and conclusively. Not deigning to spend itself against the extensive fortifications... more...

  • My Two Heavensby Jo Crabb

    Random House New Zealand 2014; US$ 25.56

    A memoir of restaurateur and chef Jo Crabb, the story of her enviable life between Martinborough and southern France, with recipes from her cooking school Careme. Jo Crabb and her husband artist Stephen Allwood spend most of the year in Martinborough, Jo running her cooking classes from Palliser Estate vineyard and Stephen painting full-time. Jo... more...

  • Heresy, Inquisition and Life Cycle in Medieval Languedocby Chris Sparks

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A fresh examination of the Cathar heresy, using the records of inquisitorial tribunals to bring out new details of life at the time. more...

  • Paris at the End of the Worldby John Baxter

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city?s history. From 1914 through 1918 the terrifying sounds of World War I could be heard from inside the French capital. For four years, Paris lived under constant threat of destruction. And yet in its darkest hour, the City... more...

  • Paris at the End of the Worldby John Baxter

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city?s history. From 1914 through 1918 the terrifying sounds of World War I could be heard from inside the French capital. For four years, Paris lived under constant threat of destruction. And yet in its darkest hour, the City... more...

  • Paris at the End of the Worldby John Baxter

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city?s history. From 1914 through 1918 the terrifying sounds of World War I could be heard from inside the French capital. For four years, Paris lived under constant threat of destruction. And yet in its darkest hour, the City... more...

  • A Taste for Intrigueby Philip Short

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 40.99

    The man who changed the course of modern France In 1981, François Mitterrand became France?s first popularly elected socialist president. By the time he completed his mandate, he had led the country for 14 years, longer than any other French head of state in modern times. Mitterrand mirrored France in all its imperfections and tragedies, its... more...