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  • Franceby William J. Roberts

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 85.00

    With an A to Z dictionary of people, events and issues, this reference guide provides readers with a greater understanding of French history, from the Renaissance to the present, more...

  • Vice And Virtueby Paul Lombard

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    From the courtesans of Versailles to the back halls of Chirac’s government, from Danton — revealed to have been a paid agent for England — to the shady bankers of Mitterand’s era, from the buddies of Mazarin to the builders of the Panama Canal, Paul Lomba more...

  • France Since 1945by Robert Gildea

    Oxford University Press, UK 1996; US$ 22.88

    In the fifty years since the end of the Second World War, France has had to deal with the legacy of the German occupation, the effects of the Algerian war and the rise of Islam, and more recently the loss of French domination of Europe following the reunification of Germany. Robert Gildea sets these and other issues within their economic, social, and... more...

  • Adventures in the French Tradeby Jeffrey Mehlman

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    This memoir is less a chronicle of the life of a leading scholar/critic of matters French (and a key figure in the naturalization of French "theory" in English) than a series of differently angled fragments, episodes, each with its attendant surprise, in what one commentator has called his amour vache, his injured and occasionally injurious love, for... more...

  • The Politics of Depression in France 1932?1936by Julian Jackson

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 60.00

    This book examines debates about the formation of French economic policy during the Great Depression. more...

  • Raymond Poincaréby J. F. V. Keiger

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 60.00

    This biography is a fascinating portrait based on archival material. more...

  • Political Leadership in Franceby John Gaffney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 37.00

    Gaffney analyzes how de Gaulle came to power in 1958. The drama surrounding the Fourth Republic's collapse, and the focus upon an exceptional individual meant that de Gaulle was able to confer a particular style of leadership on the Fifth Republic. The five Presidents who came after him have each capitalized on their own political 'persona.' more...

  • Time for Outrageby Stéphane Hessel

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; Not Available

    This controversial, impassioned call-to-arms for a return to the ideals that fueled the French Resistance has sold millions of copies worldwide since its publication in France in October 2010. Rejecting the dictatorship of world financial markets and defending the social values of modern democracy, 93-old Stéphane Hessel -- Resistance leader, concentration... more...

  • Politics of Racism in Franceby Peter Fysh; Jim Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 58.00

    While most analyses of the French National Front (NF) see it as a threat to democracy, the exact nature of this threat has never been clearly defined. Drawing on interviews with leading far-right figures and access to internal party documents, this book identifies the NF as a modern fascist party. The authors produce an uncompromising assessment of... more...

  • Performative Geschichtsschreibungby Stephan Jaeger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    This study shows for the first time how performative historical writing emerged as a historical necessity in the German-speaking world of the late 18th century. In the long term this development paved the way for modern historiographic narrative. It discusses texts that use representational strategies to express the essentials of the course... more...