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  • Catherine de' Medici "The Black Queen"by Janie Havemeyer; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    This series of historical accounts profiles strong women who took extraordinary measures to achieve and maintain powerincluding murder, deception, and black magicexamining the women?s reputations in the context of their eras. Just how wicked were they? The books allow readers to decide for themselves if these infamous ladies were indeed heartless... more...

  • Paris Discoveredby Mary McAuliffe

    Elysian Editions 2006; US$ 14.95

    Uncovering the Paris that charmed Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century and George Gershwin in the 20th, this guide?written by an historian and based on personal exploration, old maps, and documents?offers 50 walking destinations, many unfamiliar even to Parisians. Several excursions evoke the spirit of an age past by exploring the haunts of Heloise... more...

  • Hummingbirds Don't Fly In The Rainby Kimberly Klein

    PMA Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    On December 23, 2007, the plane carrying author Kim Klein?s only child, Talia, her ex-husband, and her daughter?s best friend crashed into the side of a volcano in Panama. Hummingbirds Don?t Fly in the Rain chronicles the seven-day, suspense-filled journey that begins the moment Klein receives the phone call announcing her daughter?s plane is missing.... more...

  • From Here, You Can't See Parisby Michael Sanders

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.09

    A sweet, leisurely exploration of the life of Les Arques (population 159), a hilltop village in a remote corner of France, untouched by the modern era. It is a story of a dying village's struggle to survive, of a dead artist whose legacy begins its rebirth, and of chef Jacques Ratier and his wife, Noelle, whose bustling restaurant - the village's... more...

  • Politics and Metaphysics in Kantby Sorin Baiasu; Howard Williams; Sami Pihlström

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 130.00

    The past three decades have witnessed the emergence of several Kantian theories. Both the critical reaction to consequentialism inspired by Rawlsian constructivism and the universalism of more recent theories informed by Habermasian discourse ethics trace their main sources of inspiration back to Kant's writings. more...

  • Napoleon the Littleby Victor Hugo

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    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...

  • The French Revolution and the Rise of Napoleonby John C. Davenport

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    Charles Dickens famously called the era of the French Revolution the best and worst of times. For 10 years, from 1789 to 1799, France struggled to inaugurate a new European order based on the principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity. In the process, men wrote constitutions, women marched for bread, politicians condemned innocent people to death,... more...

  • Josephineby Andrea Stuart

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.23

    ?It?s a story worthy of a blockbuster novel, and it?s all true. Oodles of sex, passion, adultery, media hype, decadence, plots, murder, mayhem, anguish and betrayal fill these pages . . . an enjoyable, well-researched book; I didn?t want to reach the end? Edwina Currie, New Statesman Books of the Year One of the most potent icons of female sexuality,... more...

  • Colonial Metropolisby Jennifer Anne Boittin

    UNP - Nebraska 2010; US$ 45.00

    World War I gave colonial migrants and French women unprecedented access to the workplaces and nightlife of Paris. After the war they were expected to return without protest to their homes, both metropolitan and overseas. Neither group, however, was willing to be discarded. Between the world wars, the mesmerizing capital of France?s colonial empire... more...

  • Forging Napoleon's Grande Arméeby Michael J. Hughes

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 50.00

    The men who fought in Napoleon?s Grande Armée built a new empire that changed the world. Remarkably, the same men raised arms during the French Revolution for liberté, égalité, and fraternité. In just over a decade, these freedom fighters, who had once struggled to overthrow tyrants, rallied to the side of a man who wanted to dominate Europe. What... more...