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    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 47.00

    This book examines the Duke of Anjou's ambivalent relationship with the politique struggle. more...

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    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 47.00

    A study of the American government's influence in France during the critical postwar period. more...

  • Raymond Poincaréby J. F. V. Keiger

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 55.00

    This biography is a fascinating portrait based on archival material. more...

  • The End of the French Exception?by Professor Tony Chafer; Emmanuel Godin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    Analyzes the notion of the French exception and the ways in which it has informed both academic analysis and political commentary on France today. Adopting a comparative and interdisciplinary approach it examines the resilience of the notion of French exceptionalism and evaluates its relevance in a changing domestic and global context. more...

  • Political Leadership in Franceby John Gaffney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 35.00

    Gaffney analyzes how de Gaulle came to power in 1958. The drama surrounding the Fourth Republic's collapse, and the focus upon an exceptional individual meant that de Gaulle was able to confer a particular style of leadership on the Fifth Republic. The five Presidents who came after him have each capitalized on their own political 'persona.' more...

  • Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruniby Valerie Benaim

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 5.99

    Nicholas Sarkozy was elected President of France with a broken heart. Shortly after he took office, his second wife, Ceceila, left him for another man. He sat brooding alone by night in the Presidential Palace. Though on top of the world, and one of the most powerful men in Europe, he felt very much alone. Sick of his own company, he asked a friend... more...

  • The Place de la Bastilleby Keith Reader

    Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 125.00

    Epicentre of the Revolution of 1789, erstwhile bastion of the skilled working-class and centre of radical agitation, along with Pigalle and Montmartre a focus for popular and raffish night-life in the early twentieth century, the Bastille area of Eastern Paris (also known as the Faubourg Saint-Antoine) is now an ethnically and socially mixed quartier... more...

  • Time for Outrageby Stéphane Hessel

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    This controversial, impassioned call-to-arms for a return to the ideals that fueled the French Resistance has sold millions of copies worldwide since its publication in France in October 2010. Rejecting the dictatorship of world financial markets and defending the social values of modern democracy, 93-old Stéphane Hessel -- Resistance leader, concentration... more...

  • Politics of Racism in Franceby Peter Fysh; Jim Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 55.00

    While most analyses of the French National Front (NF) see it as a threat to democracy, the exact nature of this threat has never been clearly defined. Drawing on interviews with leading far-right figures and access to internal party documents, this book identifies the NF as a modern fascist party. The authors produce an uncompromising assessment of... more...

  • Performative Geschichtsschreibungby Stephan Jaeger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    This study shows for the first time how performative historical writing emerged as a historical necessity in the German-speaking world of the late 18th century. In the long term this development paved the way for modern historiographic narrative. It discusses texts that use representational strategies to express the essentials of the course of history.... more...