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  • Assault on Junoby Mark Zuehlke

    Orca Book Publishers 2012; US$ 4.99

    A dramatic account of the Canadian Forces attack on Juno Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944?a battle that began the march toward victory in World War II. more...

  • Devil's Guardby George R. Elford

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    The personal account of a guerrilla fighter in the French Foreign Legion, reveals the Nazi Battalion's inhumanities to Indochinese villagers. more...

  • The Journal of Helene Berrby Helene Berr; David Bellos

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 21.00

    Not since The Diary of Anne Frank has there been such a book as this: The joyful but ultimately heartbreaking journal of a young Jewish woman in occupied Paris, now being published for the first time, 63 years after her death in a Nazi concentration camp. On April 7, 1942, Hélène Berr, a 21-year-old Jewish student of English literature at the Sorbonne,... more...

  • Transnational Franceby Tyler Stovall

    Westview Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    By extending his view beyond the metropole, Stovall brings a transnational perspective to the history of modern France since the Revolution, including French colonies in the mix.    more...

  • Politics and Theaterby Sheryl Kroen

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    Moliére's anticlerical comedy Tartuffe is the unique prism through which Sheryl Kroen views postrevolutionary France in the years of the Restoration. Following the lead of the French men and women who turned to this play in the 1820s to make sense of their world, Kroen exposes the crisis of legitimacy defining the regime in these years and demonstrates... more...

  • The Black Countby Tom Reiss

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo ? a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as  The Count of Monte Cristo  and  The Three Musketeers . The real-life protagonist of  The Black Count , General Alex Dumas, is a man almost unknown today yet with a story... more...

  • Voices of the Paris Communeby Mitchell Abidor

    PM Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    The Paris Commune of 1871, the first instance of a working-class seizure of power, has been subject to countless interpretations: reviled by its enemies as a murderous bacchanalia of the unwashed while praised by supporters as an exemplar of proletarian anarchism in action, both a successful model to be imitated and as a devastating failure to be... more...

  • La Belle Franceby Alistair Horne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95

    La Belle France is a sweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are the hallmarks of the acclaimed British historian Alistair Horne. It recounts the hugely absorbing story of the country that has contributed to the world so much talent, style, and political innovation. Beginning with Julius Caesar?s division... more...

  • Paris After the Liberation 1944-1949by Antony Beevor; Artemis Cooper

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 18.00

    "A rich and intriguing story whcih the authors disentangle with great skill."-- Sunday Telegraph Beevor's  Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge  is now available from Viking Books  In this brilliant synthesis of social, political, and cultural history, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayal of the City... more...

  • The History of A Crimeby Victor Hugo

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    The History of a Crime: The Testimony of an Eye-Witness by Victor Hugo was published in 1877, long after it was written. It is an account of the 1852 coup d'état that brought Napoleon into power and forced Hugo into an exile of eighteen years. The work covers those momentous early days of Napoleon rule that changed the course of French history.... more...