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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...

  • After the Fallby Thomas J. Laub

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 40.99 US$ 35.25

    A study of the internal conflicts between the German military government, the SS, and the Foreign Office during the occupation of France, showing how these battles developed and what they implied for the direction of German policy in occupied France from 1940 to 1944. 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...

  • 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...

  • Children, Welfare and the Stateby Barry Goldson; Michael Lavalette; Jim McKechnie

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 39.00

    This interdisciplinary text provides an accessible introduction to childhood studies. The text reviews and critiques contemporary theories of childhood, and gives a clear introduction to key areas of child-related policies. more...

  • Contemporary Franceby Howarth David; Georgios Varouxakis; David Howarth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    At least since the French Revolution, France has the peculair distinction of simultaneously fascinating, charming and exasperating its neighbours and foreign observers. Contemporary France provides an essential introduction for students of French politics and society, exploring contemporary developments while placing them in a deeper historical, intellectual,... more...

  • The Course of French Historyby Pierre Goubert

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    This stimulating one-volume history traces the social and economic evolution of France as a nation from the founding of the monarchy in 987, to the present day. Against a background of structural change, Goubert etches a vivid account of key events and personalities. His perspective is a popular one, and his main interest is in how political events... 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...

  • 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...

  • Der unstete Nachbarby Andreas Wilkens

    De Gruyter 1990; US$ 33.64

    Die ostpolitische Öffnung der Bundesrepublik durch die sozial-liberale Koalition seit 1969 wurde zu einer ernsten Bewährungsprobe für das deutsch-französische Verhältnis. Hinter der offiziellen Fassade uneingeschränkten Einverständnisses wollten in Frankreich die Zweifel an der Berechenbarkeit und Lauterkeit der deutschen Partner nicht verstummen.... more...