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  • Regeneration through Empireby Margaret Cook Andersen

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    Following France?s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870?71, French patriots feared that their country was in danger of becoming a second-rate power in Europe. Decreasing birth rates had largely slowed French population growth, and the country?s population was not keeping pace with that of its European neighbors. To regain its standing in the... more...

  • Napoleon III and the Second Empireby Roger D. Price

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 30.95

    In Napoleon III and the Second Empire , Roger D. Price considers the mid-century crisis which provided Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte with the opportunity to gain elective office as President. The author outlines the objectives of Napoleon III and provides: * A historiographical review of the ruler and his regime * Details of changing historical attitudes... more...

  • The Franco-Prussian Warby Michael Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 34.95

    In 1870 Bismarck ordered the Prussian Army to invade France, inciting one of the most dramatic conflicts in European history. It transformed not only the states-system of the Continent but the whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced... 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 Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    "Coming to France? Forget the rest, read the best. This book will save you from being the butt of the Frenchman's humour." - French News "A Francophile's humorous guide to the French language. A kind of Eats, Shoots and Leaves meets A Year in the Merde ." - Bookseller more...

  • Our Young Soldierby Mary Beacock Fryer

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 9.99

    Through journals and letters, Fryer charts the brief life and career of Francis Simcoe, the son of the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada. 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...

  • Heines Liebeslebenby Max Kaufmann

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 9.12

    Hauptbeschreibung "Der Liebe für schöne Frauen war mein Leben gewidmet." (Heinrich Heine, Memoiren) Eine hohle Phrase eines romantischen Dichters? Mitnichten! Welch hohen Stellenwert die Liebe in Heines Leben hatte, zeigt ein akzentuierter Blick auf dessen lyrisches Gesamtwerk. Ob eine romantische Kurzbekanntschaft oder jahrelange Liaison, platonische... more...

  • A Boy in the Peninsular Warby Robert Blakeney; Julian Sturgis

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 16.49

    The Peninsular War was the first of Britain’s many foreign conflicts in which increasing literacy produced a bumper crop of memoirs, not only by Generals and senior officers, but by ordinary rankers and subalterns too. This book is one of the very best. It’s author, Robert Blakeney, enlisted in 1804 in the 28th regiment of Infantry as an... more...

  • Peninsular Sketches - Volume 1by W. H. Maxwell

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 16.99

    Volume 1 of 2.Eye-witness accounts and memoirs of the Peninsula War by ordinary soldiers who took part in the campaign have deservedly acquired a high reputation for the vivid picture they give us of life in Wellington’s army and their insights into a brutal and merciless war. These two volumes of ‘Peninsular Sketches’ are the cream... more...