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  • Martyrs and Murderersby Stuart Carroll

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    The House of Guise was one of the greatest princely families of the sixteenth century, or indeed of any age. Today they are best remembered through the tragic life of one family member, Mary Queen of Scots. But the story of her Guise uncles, aunts and cousins is if anything more gripping - and certainly of greater significance in the history of Europe.... more...

  • Verdict on Vichyby Michael Curtis

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    This masterful book is the first comprehensive reappraisal of the Vichy France regime for over 20 years. France was occupied by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1944, and the exact nature of France's role in the Vichy years is only now beginning to come to light. One of the main reasons that the Vichy history is difficult to tell is that some of France's... more...

  • General Maxime Weygand, 1867-1965by Anthony Clayton

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    The career of the French general Maxime Weygand offers a fascinating glimpse into the perils and politics of military leadership and loyalty in the interwar years and after France?s defeat in 1940. Of obscure birth, Weygand had an outstanding career during WWI as chief of staff for Marshal Foch and served France after the war in Poland and Syria before... more...

  • Franceby Julian Jackson

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 26.99

    The French call them 'the Dark Years'...This definitive new history of Occupied France explores the myths and realities of four of the most divisive years in French history.Taking in ordinary people's experiences of defeat, collaboration, resistance, more...

  • Kollaboration des Geistes.by Sebastian Liebold

    Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 66.95

    Hauptbeschreibung Deutsche und französische Rechtsintellektuelle einte nach 1933 - bei allen Unterschieden - die Kritik an der Demokratie Frankreichs. Denker der intellektuellen Kollaboration sind zwischen eigenen autoritären Ansätzen und der Vorbereitung der Niederlage von 1940 im Sinne der Nationalsozialisten anzusiedeln. Sebastian Liebold analysiert... more...

  • The Power of Indignationby Stéphane Hessel; E. C. Belli

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    The astonishing life of the writer named by the New York Times “one of the last living heroes of the darkest era of the twentieth century.? His brief pamphlet Indignez-vous! (Cry Out!) is an international bestseller, calling for a return to the values of his native France?s “greatest generation,? the resistance fighters of World War II. It has... more...

  • Bad Faithby Carmen Callil

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    Bad Faith tells the story of one of history?s most despicable villains and con men?Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, Nazi collaborator and ?Commissioner for Jewish Affairs? in France?s Vichy government. Darquier set about to eliminate Jews in France with brutal efficiency, delivering 75,000 men, women, and children to the Nazis and confiscating Jewish... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Franceby Gino Raymond

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 119.99

    Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on kings, politicians, authors, architects, composers, artists, and philosophers, a thorough history of France is presented. more...

  • Alexis de Tocquevilleby Karlfriedrich Herb; Oliver Hidalgo

    Campus Verlag 2005; US$ 10.42

    Wenn ein Aristokrat die Demokratie favorisiert, ein Franzose die Amerikaner lobt und ein Freigeist nach Religion verlangt, scheint dies paradox. Tocqueville (1805-1859) beweist, dass der erste Blick oft täuschen kann. Seine Werke werfen Probleme auf, die bis heute ungelöst sind: Wie viel Demokratie darf man wagen? Gibt es einen Konsens zwischen Eigennutz... more...

  • Verdict On Vichy: Power and Prejudice in the Vichy France Regimeby Michael Curtis

    Arcade Publishing 2003; US$ 28.95

    This masterful book is the first comprehensive reappraisal of the Vichy France regime for over 20 years. France was occupied by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1944, and the exact nature of France's role in the Vichy years is only now beginning to come to light. One of the main reasons that the Vichy history is difficult to tell is that some of France's... more...