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  • 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...

  • Andrée's Warby Francelle Bradford White

    Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 12.99

    In a true story of bravery and courage in occupied Paris, the tale of Andrée Griotteray?s work as an underground intelligence courier is shared by her daughter Andrée Griotteray was only 19 when the Germans invaded France. Just another young teenager, in search of fun and frivolity, she suddenly found herself living in an occupied city, forced... more...

  • Franceby John Girling

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Jean Moulin, 1899 - 1943by Dr Alan Clinton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 195.00

    Jean Moulin is a universally recognized French hero, celebrated as the delegate of General de Gaulle to Nazi-occupied France in 1942-3 and founder of the National Resistance Council in May 1943. He is known for defiance of the German invaders in June 1940 and for his death in the hands of Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie in July 1943. This book is the fist... more...

  • Alexis de Tocquevilleby Joseph Epstein

    HarperCollins 2006; US$ 10.99

    Alexis de Tocqueville was among the first foreigners to recognize and trumpet the grandness of the American project. His two-volume classic, Democracy in America , published in 1835, not only offered a vivid account of what was then a new nation but famously predicted what that nation would become. His startling prescience, as well as the endurance... more...

  • The Fall of Franceby Julian Jackson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 18.99

    This new book by Julian Jackson, a leading historian of twentieth-century France, charts the breathtakingly rapid events that led to the defeat and surrender of one of the key Allied powers, setting in motion the traumatic years of the Occupation, the Vichy regime, and the rapid escalation of World War Two. - ;On 16 May 1940 an emergency meeting of... more...

  • Martyrs and Murderersby Stuart Carroll

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • After the Fallby Thomas J. Laub

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 38.99

    German policy in occupied France during the Second World War was in many ways a story of bitter internal conflict between the various German agencies in charge of the occupation. After the Fall provides a detailed analysis of the struggle between these different agencies, highlighting the significant differences in ideology, policy, and method between... more...

  • Stardom in Postwar Franceby John Gaffney; Diana Holmes

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    The 1950s and 1960s were a key moment in the development of postwar France. The period was one of rapid change, derived from post-World War II economic and social modernization; yet many traditional characteristics were retained. By analyzing the eruption of the new postwar world in the context of a France that was both modern and traditional, we... more...

  • Bourgeois Politics in France, 1945?1951by Richard Vinen

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 55.00

    This 1995 book is a pioneering study of the defence of French bourgeois interests and the nature of French conservatism. more...