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  • 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 Politics of Depression in France 1932?1936by Julian Jackson

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 55.00

    This book examines debates about the formation of French economic policy during the Great Depression. more...

  • The Duke of Anjou and the Politique Struggle during the Wars of Religionby Mack P. Holt

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 47.00

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

  • From Deficit to Delugeby Thomas Kaiser; Dale Van Kley

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    From Deficit to Deluge takes stock of shifts in scholarly investigation of the origins of French Revolution. During the last decade, scholars have moved beyond "revisionist" historians of the 1970s, who highlighted the monarchy's degeneration into despotism, to explore related conflicts in the realms of finance, social relations, religion, diplomacy,... more...

  • The Oxford History of the French Revolutionby William Doyle

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 16.99

    This new edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive history of the French Revolution of 1789 draws on a generation of extensive research and scholarly debate to reappraise the most famous of all revolutions. Updates for this second edition include a generous chronology of events, plus an extended bibliographical essay providing an examination... 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...

  • A Brief History of Franceby Cecil Jenkins

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 11.65

    When we think of France we often evoke images of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris, the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, it is a place of huge diversity. The idea of 'Frenchness' emerged from over 2000 years of history and it is a riveting story from Roman conquest to the present day. Cecil Jenkins... more...