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  • De Gaulleby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    Watching a D-Day film, does anyone wonder why no French units took part in the invasion of their own German-occupied country? General Charles De Gaulle commaned 400,000 Free French soldiers, but US President Roosevelt insisted they not be told the date of the invasion because he intended to occupy France and open the country up to American Big Business,... 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$ 205.00

    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

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    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. 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$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

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

  • Memories of May '68by Chris Reynolds

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 160.00

    For over forty years now, 1968 in France has been the focus of much attention. While mai 68 is certainly seen as a watershed in the development of French society, a common narrative that portrays it in an increasingly reductive light has become prevalent. As a result, the French collective memory of 1968 has been shaped and cultivated in such a way... more...

  • Martyrs and Murderersby Stuart Carroll

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    The pre-eminent political and religious power-brokers of sixteenth-century France, the Guises family included in their number both Mary Queen of Scots and Catherine de Medici. This is the first comprehensive account of their remarkable story, and their influence on one of Europe's most turbulent and formative eras. more...

  • Crisis and Renewal in France, 1918-1962by Kenneth Mouré; Martin S. Alexander

    Berghahn Books 2002; US$ 34.95

    Since 1914, the French state has faced a succession of daunting and at times almost insurmountable crises. The turbulent decades from 1914 to 1969 witnessed near-defeat in 1914, economic and political crisis in 1926, radical political polarization in the 1930s, military conquest in 1940, the deep division of France during the Nazi Occupation, political... more...