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- University of Wales Press 2012; US$ 40.00
Two gripping travel narratives from a turbulent historical period: the father a witness to the outbreak of the French Revolution; the son, two decades later, an adventurous pioneer in the American far west. more...
- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 17.25
Tension and rivalry between France and Germany shaped the history of Western Europe in the century from 1860. Three times that hostility led to war and the invasion of France - in 1870, 1914 and 1940. The outcomes of the battles that followed reset the balance of power across the continent. Yet the German invasions tend to be viewed as separate events,... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 16.35
One of the most potent icons of female sexuality, Josephine has largely been reduced to an empty cipher, wife to her more famous husband and the butt of one of the oldest jokes around. Yet as Andrea Stuart shows, the girl who grew up on the beautiful island of Martinique endured Caribbean slave revolts, an arranged marriage, and the threat of the guillotine... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95
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.? 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...
- 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...
- 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 Français 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...
- Loose Chippings 2011; US$ 13.11
Keeping Afloat is a light-hearted tale of John Liley's exploits on the canals of France. John was working for a boating magazine when he was overcome with a dream of owning and operating a hotel-barge in France. Now, thirty years on, he tells of his often hilarious misadventures in the early days of setting up a business that would keep afloat. Characters... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
"With a glint in his eye, Rob turns and asks me if I want to touch his furry puma. We are only hours into the trip and things have already taken a sinister turn. Thankfully, it turns out he is referring to the little embossed logo on his new shirt. "Fuelled by a degree of midlife crisis and the need to escape from routine, armed... more...