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- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.49
"I was so weak myself that I could scarcely walk, so I crawled on my hands and knees till I got out of the reach of the enemys musketry. After proceeding for some way I fell in with Lord Wellington and his staff, who seeing me wounded, asked me which regiment I belonged to. I told them the Fortieth, and that I hads been one of the forlorn... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 20.49
Written almost a century after the events they describe, Lewis Butler's two volumes on Wellington's Peninsula War campaigns have rightly been judged a classic of military history. The story of how the Iron Duke turned disaster into triumph, and defeat into a final victory, has surely never been told with more authority.Butler's first volume... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 20.49
Written almost a century after the events they describe, Lewis Butler's two volumes on Wellington's Peninsula War campaigns have rightly been judged a classic of military history. The story of how the Iron Duke turned disaster into triumph, and defeat into a final victory, has surely never been told with more authority.Volume Two begins with... more...
- 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...
- Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 5.99
France, the Soul of a Journey is a travel memoir that really gets into the veins of France?s lush ambience. R J ODonnell recounts a holiday there with three travelling companions, proving with humour and literary flourish why France is the most visited country in the world. more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 24.58
Der Kampf gegen Napoleon und die Idee der deutschen Nation Ahnungslos kehrte Johann Philipp Palm im August 1806 von einer Geschäftsreise zurück. Wenig später wurde der Buchhändler standrechtlich erschossen. Ein Pamphlet, das gegen Napoleon zu den Waffen rief, war ihm zum Verhängnis geworden. Erst Jahre später, 1813, wurde der Usurpator in der Völkerschlacht... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 11.11
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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00
?Europe is a molehill?.? Everything here is worn out?tiny Europe has not enough to offer. We must set off for the Orient; that is where all the greatest glory is to be achieved.? ?Napoleon Napoleon?s invasion of Egypt was the first Western attack in modern times on a Middle Eastern country. In this remarkably rich and eminently readable historical... more...
- Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 32.50
For this book R. R. Palmer has translated selections from the abundant writings of the versatile French political figure and writer Marc-Antoine Jullien, weaving them together with his own extensive commentary into an absorbing narrative of Jullien's life and times. Jullien's hopes and fears for the "progress of humanity" were typical of many of the... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 84.99
The Satiric Decade analyzes the impact on republicanism of French political satire in newspapers, theaters, street behavior, and even the academy in the 1830s. Author Amy Wiese Forbes argues that satire gave rise to the critical spirit and republicanism that erupted in the 1848 Revolution and that propelled the process by which France evolved... more...