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- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
This work analyzes the life and achievements of Napoleon in the most exhilarating manner. He is not seen through the eyes of a scholar or historian but a common man who is highly amazed and flabbergasted at his achievements and conquests. The work portrays Napoleon as a hero highlighting his personal and political triumphs. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00
Culture, understood broadly, lay at the heart of contrasting right-wing strategies for government in France during the pivotal decade of 2002-2012. Looking at issues of secularism, education, televisual performance, public memory and nation-branding Ahearne analyses how presidents Chirac and Sarkozy sought to redefine contemporary French identity.... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 29.15
New biography of Robert "Curthose", eldest son of William the Conqueror, whose failure to secure the kingdom of England has overshadowed his role in the success of the First Crusade in capturing Jerusalem. more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2008; US$ 29.99
This detailed biography offers a reappraisal of the career of Robert Curthose, William the Conqueror's eldest son and duke of Normandy from 1087 to 1106, locating the duke's career in the social, cultural and political context of the period. Robert's relationship with members of his family shaped the political landscape of England and Normandy for... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00
Engineering the Revolution documents the forging of a new relationship between technology and politics in Revolutionary France, and the inauguration of a distinctively modern form of the ?technological life.? Here, Ken Alder rewrites the history of the eighteenth century as the total history of one particular artifact?the gun?by offering... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
For more than 40 years, Jacques Chirac has been at the center of French political life. He has served in every major office of the French state, from mayor of Paris and prime minister to the presidency, which he has held since 1995. This work examines the complex issues and questions surrounding Chirac and his policies. more...
- Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99
While there are a great many books on Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and the rest of the French Royal Family, the crucial role of the Duc d'Orleans?the man who bankrolled the French Revolution?has been inexplicably overlooked, and this is the first biography to appear in English for many years. This is despite the fact that he was the only member of a... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
Was France fascist in the interwar period? This comprehensive historical, political and sociological account follows the rise of engineers and political "non-conformists" in the first half of the twentieth century, examining the French technocracy's relationship with the rise of fascism in France and later the establishment of the Fourth Republic. more...