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France

  • Napoleon Against Himselfby Avner Falk

    Pitchstone Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    Although Napoleon Bonaparte has been a favorite subject of biographers for nearly two centuries, to date no full-scale psychobiography of arguably the most compelling, fascinating, and complex leader in world history has ever been published. With Napoleon Against Himself, internationally recognized scholar Avner Falk fills this void. He not only considers... more...

  • When Europe Was a Prison Campby Otto Schrag; Peter Schrag

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In a compelling approach to storytelling, When Europe Was a Prison Camp weaves together two accounts of a family?s eventual escape from Occupied Europe. One, a memoir written by the father in 1941; the other, begun by the son in the 1980s, fills in the story of himself and his mother, supplemented by historical research. The result is both personal... more...

  • Vital Minimumby Dana Simmons

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    What constitutes a need? Who gets to decide what people do or do not need? In modern France, scientists, both amateur and professional, were engaged in defining and measuring human needs. These scientists did not trust in a providential economy to distribute the fruits of labor and uphold the social order. Rather, they believed that social organization... more...

  • Alone in the Crowdby Amanda J. Field

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 2.99

    Alone in the Crowd discusses the identity of nineteenth-century Paris, one of the most widely imaged cities in the modern world, whose most enduring attribute is that of a city of spectacle - a city of the pleasure of looking and being looked at simultaneously. Did Haussmann’s re-figuring of the city, with its unrelenting straight boulevards,... 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...

  • Dudo of Saint-Quentin's Historia Normannorumby Benjamin Pohl

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 115.00

    Interdisciplinary study of one of the most important texts of the Anglo-Norman period. 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...