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- C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 28.00
Kaiser Karl V. hat ihn als Retter des Reiches gepriesen ? Georg Truchsess Freiherr zu Waldburg. Als Oberster Feldhauptmann eines Fürstenheeres hat er den größten Aufstand niedergeworfen, den Europa vor der Französischen Revolution erlebt hat. Peter Blickle entwirft in seiner fulminanten Geschichte des Bauernjörg ein dramatisches Panorama des Bauernkriegs.... more...
- Birlinn 2015; US$ 8.74
The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was a turning point in European history. The British and their allies led by the Duke of Wellington faced the massed forces of Napoleon. It was the French emperor?s last throw of the dice after escaping from exile on Elba. One of the most iconic incidents of the battle which followed was the charge of the Scots Greys,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 60.00
2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the famous Waterloo campaign, sparking a renewed interest in Napoleon's prowess as a military leader and acumen as a strategist. This in-depth analysis scrutinizes the complex campaigns and strategies of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, looking at how military genius?referred to in the book as "operational... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2015; US$ 14.57
I saw the field of battle… It still exhibits a most striking picture of desolation all the neighbouring houses being broken down by cannon-shot and shells. There was one sweet little chateau in particular called Hougomont which was the object of several desperate assaults and was at length burned to the ground… There was an immense carnage on this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99
Historians in France assume that the restoration of Monarchy after the defeat of Napoleon was doomed. The first compact recent history of the period in English, this book reveals that although the French experimented with two Monarchies and a Republic (1814 - 48), there was substantial stability. The Institutional framework constructed during the Revolutionary... more...
- Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 14.57
Fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, by some 220,000 men over rain-sodden ground in what is now Belgium, the Battle of Waterloo brought an end to twenty-three years of almost continual war between revolutionary and later imperial France and her enemies. A decisive defeat for Napoleon and a hard-won victory for the Allied armies of the Duke of Wellington... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 134.99
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 Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
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...