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  • France and Fascismby Brian Jenkins; Chris Millington

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    France and Fascism: February 1934 and the Dynamics of Political Crisis is the first English-language book to examine the most significant political event in interwar France: the Paris riots of February 1934. On 6 February 1934, thousands of fascist rioters almost succeeded in bringing down the French democratic regime. The violence prompted the... 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...

  • 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...

  • The French Historical Revolutionby Peter Burke

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.50

    Peter Burke is Professor Emeritus of Cultural History at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. more...

  • Voices from the Dark Yearsby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    What was life really like in German-occupied France during the Second World War? Douglas Boyd paints the clearest picture yet, using hitherto unpublished first-person accounts of ordinary men and women who lived through this extraordinary and dangerous time, when a few made fortunes, but most went cold and hungry. Less than 1 per cent of the French... more...

  • The Negro in Franceby Shelby T. McCloy

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This historical study examines the black experience in Metropolitan France from the 1600s to 1960. Shelby T. McCloy explores the literary and cultural contributions of people of color to French society -- from Alexandre Dumas to Rene Maran -- and charts their political ascension. more...

  • Das politische System der V. französischen Republikby Adolf Kimmel

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 59.94

    Der Band versammelt Aufsätze des Verfassers, die Probleme des politischen Systems der V. französischen Republik behandeln. Welchem Regimetyp ? parlamentarisch oder präsidentiell ? ist sie zuzuordnen? Wie sind Verfassungsnorm und Verfassungswirklichkeit zu beurteilen? Hat der Machtwechsel von 1981 (Wahl Mitterrands) zu einer neuen Verfassungspraxis... more...

  • France in an Era of Global War, 1914-1945by Alison Carrol; Ludivine Broch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    In France in an Era of Global War, scholars re-examine experiences of French politics, occupation, empire and entanglements with the Anglophone world between 1914 and 1945. In doing so, they question the long-standing myths and assumptions which continue to surround this period, and offer new avenues of enquiry. more...

  • Dreyfus Affair in French Society and Politics, Theby Eric Cahm

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The Dreyfus affair remains one of the most famous miscarriages of justice in modern times. Eric Cahm's study does justice to the human drama, whilst also throwing light on the wider society and politics of the Third Republic in the traumatic years after the Franco-Prussian War. This wide-ranging survey - the only short modern account in English anchors... more...

  • Andrée's Warby Francelle Bradford White

    Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 12.99

    Francelle Bradford White first learned about her mother?s exploits in World War II when she was six years old and has been fascinated by her achievements ever since. more...