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  • The French Revolutionby Harold Behr

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    This is the story of the French Revolution told from a psychological and group dynamic perspective whose aim is to shed light on the workings of the revolutionary mind and the emotions at work in society that pave the way towards revolution and war. The French Revolution was an important milestone in Western social and political development: it carried... more...

  • Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1807by Alexander Mikaberidze

    Frontline Books 2015; US$ 23.50

    After his crushing defeat of Prussia in 1806, Napoleon marched into Poland to forestall any Russian attempts to come to the aid of their ally. There then followed the bloody battle in a blizzard at Eylau on 8 February 1807, which decimated both armies. Operations resumed in the spring and on 14 June Napoleon wrecked the Russian field army at Friedland.... more...

  • Waterloo 1815by Marian Füssel

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.64

    Am 18. Juni 1815 wurde die Schlacht bei Waterloo (oder La Belle-Alliance) geschlagen. Dort beendeten Wellington, Blücher und Gneisenau mit ihren englischen und preußischen Truppen die Herrschaft der Hundert Tage, die Napoleon I., aus dem Exil zurückgekehrt, noch einmal hatte errichten können. Marian Füssel erläutert die historischen Voraussetzungen... 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...

  • The Longest Afternoonby Brendan Simms

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    In 1815, the deposed emperor Napoleon returned to France and threatened the already devastated and exhausted continent with yet another war. Near the small Belgian municipality of Waterloo, two large, hastily mobilized armies faced each other to decide the future of Europe—Napoleon?s forces on one side, and the Duke of Wellington on the other. With... more...

  • Dynamics of Desacralizationby Paola Partenza

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 26.01

    Biographische Informationen Paola Partenza teaches English Literature at the University of Pescara-Chieti (Italy).   Reihe Passages ? Transitions ? Intersections - Band 001 more...

  • The Paris Zoneby James Cannon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Since the mid-1970s, the term zone has often been associated with the post-war housing estates on the outskirts of large French cities. However, it once referred to a more circumscribed space: the zone non aedificandi (non-building zone) which encircled Paris (1840-1940). This unusual territory came to occupy a central place in Parisian culture. By... 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...

  • France After 2012by Gabriel Goodliffe; Riccardo Brizzi

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00

    In May 2012, French voters rejected the liberalizing policies of Nicolas Sarkozy and elected his opponent, the Socialist Francois Hollande, president. In June 2012, the incumbent president's center-right UMP party was swept out of government in the ensuing parliamentary elections, giving way to a new center-left majority in the National Assembly.... 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...