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  • The Grimsby Book of Daysby Lucy Wood

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Grimsby Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the town. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults... more...

  • Waterloo 1815by Gregory Fremont-Barnes

    The History Press 2014; US$ 36.46

    The Battle of Waterloo is one of the most important moments in military history. This book seeks to not only tell the story of this great battle, but also to challenge conventional thinking about the opposing forces and the British victory. At noon on 18 June 1815, the might of the Imperial French Army under Napoleon faced the Anglo-Allied Army, commanded... more...

  • The Ipswich Book of Daysby Rachel Field

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Ipswich Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the town. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults... more...

  • The Lie at the Heart of Waterlooby Nigel Sale

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    All descriptions of the end of the Battle of Waterloo are incorrect, confused by the myth which Wellington promulgated, giving himself the credit for ordering the winning blow. At long last the truth has been teased out of the maze of evidence, revealing a tale, which - without the compelling evidence - would be nearly unbelievable. By analysing eyewitness... more...

  • France, the Soul of a Journeyby R J ODonnell

    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...

  • France 1814 - 1914by Robert Tombs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    Here is an incomparably rich portrait of France in the years when the disparate elements that made up the fragmented kingdom of the ancien regime were forged into the modern nation. The survey begins with an exploration of national obsessions and attitudes. It considers the tendency to revolution and war, the preoccupation with the idea of a New Order... more...

  • The Constitutional Monarchy in France, 1814-48by Pamela M. Pilbeam

    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...

  • Prelude to Waterlooby Andrew Field

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.00

    The Battle of Quatre Bras was critical to the outcome of the Waterloo campaign - to the victory of the allied armies of Wellington and Blücher, the defeat of the French and the fall of Napoleon. But it has been overshadowed by the two larger-scale engagements at Ligny and at Waterloo itself. And too often the clash at Quatre Bras has been seen... more...

  • Following the Black Prince on the Road to Poitiers, 1355-1356by Peter Hoskins

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32

    In this guide, available in ePub format for handheld devices only, Peter Hoskins takes the tourist along the routes of the Black Prince's expedition to France in 1355 and 1356. He draws on his on-the-ground experience of walking more than 1,300 miles across France, retracing the routes of the armies in search of a greater understanding of the Black... more...

  • Decisive Years in France, 1840-1847by David H. Pinkney

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.00

    David Pinkney challenges accepted views of the timing of France's Industrial Revolution and the accompanying transformation of French society. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University... more...