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  • The Hotel on Place Vendomeby Tilar J. Mazzeo

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris?s world-famous Hôtel Ritz?a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance?from Tilar J. Mazzeo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot and... more...

  • Six Armies In Normandyby John Keegan

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    The Allied assault on Normandy beaches was an almost flawless success, but it was to take three months of bitter fighting before the German defence of Normandy finally collapsed and Paris was liberated. In this masterly and highly individual account of that struggle, the reader is subjected to the gruelling ordeals confronted by the combatants... more...

  • DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOTSOLDIERby Jakob Walter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 9.99

    A grunt?s-eye report from the battlefield in the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage and All Quiet on the Western Front? the only known account by a common soldier of the campaigns of Napoleon?s Grand Army between 1806 and 1813.   When eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter was conscripted into the Grand Army of Napoleon, he had no idea... more...

  • Napoleon: Life, Legacy, and Image: A Biographyby Alan Forrest

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    From Alan Forrest, a preeminent British scholar, comes an exceedingly readable account of the man and his legend     On a cold December day in 1840 Parisians turned out in force to watch as the body of Napoleon was solemnly carried on a riverboat from Courbevoie on its final journey to the Invalides. The return of their long-dead emperor?s corpse... more...

  • The History of Napoleon Bonaparteby John Gibson Lockhart

    Joshua James Press 1906; US$ 7.99

    Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was a general of the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic, then Emperor of the French and King of Italy under the name Napoleon I. This documentation of his life, military achievements, diplomatic triumphs takes the reader through the Battle of Waterloo, his passionate love affair... more...

  • Marie Antoinetteby Dena Goodman; Thomas E. Kaiser

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Paris Between Empiresby Philip Mansel

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Paris between 1814 and 1852 was the capital of Europe, a city of power and pleasure, a magnet for people of all nationalities that exerted an influence far beyond the reaches of France. Paris was the stage where the great conflicts of the age, between nationalism and cosmopolitanism, revolution and royalism, socialism and capitalism, atheism and... 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...

  • The Embrace of Unreasonby Frederick Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France (?Masterful history? ?Henry Kissinger), Zola (?Magnificent? ? The New Yorker ), and Flaubert (?Impeccable? ?James Wood, cover, The New York Times Book Review )?a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led... more...