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France

  • Le Footballby Russ Crawford

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 39.50

    There are two kinds of football in France. American football was first played in France in 1909 during the cruise of the Great White Fleet. Then, during World War I, the American military shipped footballs, helmets, and shoulder pads alongside rifles and ammunition to the western front. A 1938 tour of two teams lead by Jim Crowley of Fordham University... more...

  • The Grand Old Duke of Yorkby Derek Winterbottom

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    Oh, the grand old Duke of York, He had ten thousand men; He marched them up to the top of the hill, And he marched them down again. And when they were up, they were up, And when they were down, they were down, And when they were only half-way up, They were neither up nor down. Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany is famous because of the... more...

  • Wellington Against Soultby David Buttery

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    At the heart of David Buttery’s third book on the Peninsular War lies the comparison between two great commanders of enormous experience and reputation – Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, and Jean de Dieu Soult. In Soult, Wellesley met one of his most formidable opponents and they confronted each other during one of the most... more...

  • National Policy, Global Memoryby Sarah Gensburger

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 90.00

    Since 1963, the state of Israel has awarded the title of "Righteous among the Nations" to individuals who risked their lives sheltering Jews during the Holocaust. This distinction remained solely an Israeli initiative until the late 1990s, when European governments began developing their own national categories, the most prominent of which was the... more...

  • Theater of Fear & Horror: Expanded Editionby Mel Gordon

    Feral House 2016; US$ 24.99

    Rediscover the Paris stage sensation devoted to gruesome depictions of violence and sex, now with a color insert of posters. more...

  • El caso Dreyfusby Denis Bon

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 4.99

    La madrugada del lunes 14 de octubre de 1894, un joven oficial judío, el capitán Alfred Dreyfus, es detenido y acusado de haber entregado información a Alemania. Unas semanas más tarde es condenado a deportación perpetua a la isla del Diablo por un consejo de guerra. Poco a poco, se comprueba que el juicio ha sido absolutamente parcial y que el capitán... more...

  • Les Parisiennesby Anne Sebba

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until - finally - renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. Why? It was women who came face to face with the German conquerors... more...

  • Van Gogh's Earby Bernadette Murphy

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    BOOK OF THE WEEK ON BBC RADIO 4 PRIMETIME BBC2 DOCUMENTARY WITH JEREMY PAXMAN On a dark night in Provence in December 1888 Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is an act that has come to define him. Yet for more than a century biographers and historians seeking definitive facts about what happened that night have been left with more questions... more...

  • A Short History of the French Revolutionby Jeremy D. Popkin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 61.95

    Written for today's undergraduates, this up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era offers a concise alternative to the longer texts geared to advanced study in the field. This text introduces students to the major events that comprise the story of the French Revolution; to the different ways in which historians have interpreted... more...

  • Atlantic Politics, Military Strategy and the French and Indian Warby Richard Hall

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    1755 marked the point at which events in America ceased to be considered subsidiary affairs in the great international rivalry that existed between the colonial powers of Great Britain and France. This book examines the Braddock Campaign of 1755, a segment of the wider ?Braddock Plan? that aimed to drive the French from all of the contested regions... more...