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  • The End of the Old Orderby Frederick Kagan

    Da Capo Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    A vastly different account of international politics of the Napoleonic era in Europe more...

  • Travels in Revolutionary France and a Journey Across Americaby Mary-Ann Constantine; Paul Frame

    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...

  • Three German Invasions of Franceby Douglas Fermer

    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...

  • Josephine: The Rose of Martiniqueby Andrea Stuart

    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...

  • The Generalby Jonathan Fenby

    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.?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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Keeping Afloatby John Liley

    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...

  • The Hairy Hikersby David Le Vay

    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...

  • Napoleonic Friendshipby Brian Joseph Martin

    University of New Hampshire Press 2011; US$ 37.99

    The first book-length study of the origin of queer soldiers in modern France more...