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  • General Maxime Weygand, 1867-1965by Anthony Clayton

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    The career of the French general Maxime Weygand offers a fascinating glimpse into the perils and politics of military leadership and loyalty in the interwar years and after France?s defeat in 1940. Of obscure birth, Weygand had an outstanding career during WWI as chief of staff for Marshal Foch and served France after the war in Poland and Syria before... more...

  • Verdict on Vichyby Michael Curtis

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    This masterful book is the first comprehensive reappraisal of the Vichy France regime for over 20 years. France was occupied by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1944, and the exact nature of France's role in the Vichy years is only now beginning to come to light. One of the main reasons that the Vichy history is difficult to tell is that some of France's... more...

  • France After 2012by Gabriel Goodliffe; Riccardo Brizzi

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00

    In May 2012, French voters rejected the liberalizing policies of Nicolas Sarkozy and elected his opponent, the Socialist Francois Hollande, president. In June 2012, the incumbent president's center-right UMP party was swept out of government in the ensuing parliamentary elections, giving way to a new center-left majority in the National Assembly.... more...

  • Voices from the Dark Yearsby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    What was life really like in German-occupied France during the Second World War? Douglas Boyd paints the clearest picture yet, using hitherto unpublished first-person accounts of ordinary men and women who lived through this extraordinary and dangerous time, when a few made fortunes, but most went cold and hungry. Less than 1 per cent of the French... more...

  • The Negro in Franceby Shelby T. McCloy

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This historical study examines the black experience in Metropolitan France from the 1600s to 1960. Shelby T. McCloy explores the literary and cultural contributions of people of color to French society -- from Alexandre Dumas to Rene Maran -- and charts their political ascension. more...

  • Die Polonisierung der Stadt Posen nach 1918 und 1945by Anna Moskal

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 60.70

    Die Lokalgeschichte der Stadt Posen/Poznan wurde wesentlich von den konkurrierenden Nationalismen des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts geprägt: Sowohl Polen als auch Deutsche erhoben Anspruch auf die Stadt, die mehrfach ihre staatliche Zugehörigkeit wechselte. Gegenstand von Anna Moskals Untersuchung sind Polonisierungsprozesse in Posen während der Zwischenkriegszeit... more...

  • Thank You for This Momentby Valérie Trierweiler

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 20.40

    The breakdown of Valérie Trierweiler?s relationship with French President François Hollande was spread mercilessly across the front pages. News of Hollande?s infidelity first broke in January 2014, when Closer magazine published photographs allegedly proving a secret affair between him and actress Julie Gayet. Trierweiler learnt of the affair through... more...

  • France in an Era of Global War, 1914-1945by Alison Carrol; Ludivine Broch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    In France in an Era of Global War, scholars re-examine experiences of French politics, occupation, empire and entanglements with the Anglophone world between 1914 and 1945. In doing so, they question the long-standing myths and assumptions which continue to surround this period, and offer new avenues of enquiry. more...

  • Franco-German Relationsby Alistair Cole

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Suitable for use as a core text in courses of comparative European politics or  in departments of Politics. Can also be used for courses that explore the Political Dynamics of the European Union.Franco-German relations lie at the heart of European integration and are central to an understanding of major issues like monetary union and foreign policy.... more...

  • Tugend und Terrorby Johannes Willms

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 23.70

    Mit dem Sturm auf die Bastille im Juli 1789 nahm eine Revolution ihren Anfang, die eine ganze Welt aus den Angeln heben sollte. Die scheinbar ewige Ordnung des Ancien Régime brach krachend zusammen, ein König von Gottes Gnaden flüchtete und endete auf der Guillotine, radikale Revolutionäre wie Danton und Robespierre übernahmen die Macht, rasch geriet... more...