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  • Irish Brigades Abroadby Stephen McGarry

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    Irish Brigades Abroad examines the complete history of the Irish regiments in France, Spain, Austria and beyond. Covering the period from King James II's reign of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1685, until the disbandment of the Irish Brigades in France and Spain, this book looks at the origins, formation, recruitment and the... more...

  • Scapegoatsby Michael Scott; Magnus Linklater

    Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 16.99

    Thirteen fascinatingádiverse case studies offer aáunique and human take on military history and the figure of the military scapegoat Beginning with defining the scapegoat and examining the conditions needed to qualify, this book then shares a history thatáis full of tales of those who have been wrongly castigated in the rush to find a culprit;... more...

  • The Generalby Jonathan Fenby

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 32.95

    No leader of modern times was more uniquely patriotic than Charles de Gaulle. As founder and first president of the Fifth Republic, General de Gaulle saw himself as ?carrying France on [his] shoulders.?á In his twenties, he fought for France in the trenches and at the epic battle of Verdun. In the 1930s, he waged a lonely battle to enable France... more...

  • Cleanby Katherine Ashenburg

    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...

  • Waterlooby Christopher Hibbert

    Cooper Square Press 2003; US$ 14.99

    Waterloo was the climax of almost twenty years of war in Europe. It dramatically ended Napoleon's dream of a lasting empire. Through the skillful use of original source material, noted historian Hibbert recreates the events and drama surrounding the famous battle. more...

  • Napoleon III and the Second Empireby Roger D. Price

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 30.95

    In Napoleon III , Roger Price considers the mid-century crisis which provided Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte with the opportunity to gain elective office as President, and offers a historio graphical review of the ruler and his regime. more...

  • One Hundred Daysby Alan Schom

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 49.99

    A full-scale reconstruction of the eventful one hundred days following Napoleon's escape from exile on Elba examines his march across France, the rebuilding of his army, and his epic confrontation with Wellington at Waterloo. more...

  • Spectacular Politicsby Matthew N Truesdell

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99

    This study examines Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte's use of public spectacle to dazzle the French population after the inception of universal male suffrage in 1848. Drawing on newspapers, archival sources and memoirs, Truesdell argues that Louis-Napoleon pioneered the manipulation of a mass electorate. more...

  • The Franco-Prussian Warby Michael Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 34.95

    The Franco-Prussian war remains one of the most dramatic conflicts in nineteenth century European history. Now reissued with a new introduction by the author, this book is acknowledged as the definitive history of the conflict. more...

  • Pardon My Frenchby Charles Timoney

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 11.99

    From getting the best value from the boulangerie to ordering a steak without getting sneered at, an A-to-Z guide to fitting in en Franšais Englishman Charles Timoney was thrown into French life headfirst twenty-five years ago when he and his wife moved to her native France. He had studied French in school, but his memory of vocabulary lists... more...