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- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
Drawing on his unprecedented access to Grace Kelly, bestselling biographer Donald Spoto at last offers an intimate, honest, and authoritative portrait of one of Hollywood?s legendary actresses. In just seven years?from 1950 through 1956?Grace Kelly embarked on a whirlwind career that included roles in eleven movies. From the principled Amy Fowler... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98
'I return to Paris in five days. Stop washing.' So wrote Napoleon to Josephine in an age when body odour was considered an aphrodisiac. In stark contrast, the Romans used to bath for hours each day. Ashenburg's investigation of history's ambivalence towards personal hygiene takes her through plague-ridden streets, hospitals and battlefields. From... more...
- Joshua James Press 1906; US$ 7.99
Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was a general of the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic, then Emperor of the French and King of Italy under the name Napoleon I. This documentation of his life, military achievements, diplomatic triumphs takes the reader through the Battle of Waterloo, his passionate love affair... more...
- The Floating Press 1904; US$ 3.99
Robert Louis Stevenson's 1878 travelogue, An Inland Voyage , details his canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. Pioneering new ground in outdoor literature, this was Stevenson's first book. He had decided to become free from his parent's financial support so that he might freely pursue the woman he loved; to support himself he... more...
- C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 16.24
Hauptbeschreibung "Kaiserin des Geistes" nannte der Schriftsteller Sainte-Beuve die vehemente Gegnerin Napoleons, und Madame de Chastenay notierte in ihren Memoiren, drei GroŖmšchte hštten gegen Napoleon gekšmpft: "England, Russland und Madame de StaŽl". Diese Frau ging ihren Weg. Anne Louise Germaine de StaŽl (1766-1817) fŁhrte ein bewegtes Leben... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00
The year 2014 sees the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's downfall - and the restauration of the French monarchy under the house of Bourbon. With this as a starting point, Volker Sellin shows how the European monarchies restored and prolonged their reigns by giving their countries constitutions. This new angle results in an astonishing history of the... more...
- The Floating Press 1915; US$ 7.95
"Nations yet to come will look back upon his history as to some grand and supernatural romance. The fiery energy of his youthful career, and the magnificent progress of his irresistible ambition, have invested his character with the mysterious grandeur of some heavenly appearance; and when all the lesser tumults and lesser men of our age shall... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99
This pointedly satirical assessment of the governing skills of Napoleon set into motion a series of international scandals upon its initial publication in 1852. Author Victor Hugo had been living and working in Belgium when Napoleon the Little was published, but at the urging of King Leopold, the Belgian ruler, he left that country and took up residence... more...