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- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 6.79
In the winter of 1910, the river that brought life to Paris quickly became a force of destruction. Torrential rainfall saturated the soil, and faulty engineering created a perfect storm of conditions that soon drowned Parisian streets, homes, businesses, and museums. The city seemed to have lost its battle with the elements. Given the Parisians'... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 18.99
Paris in 1871 was a shambles following military defeat, siege, and a bloody uprising, and the question loomed, could this extraordinary city even survive? By 1900, the Belle Epoque was in full flower, but the decades between were marked by tension and conflict, as the new challenged the old in everything from politics to art, literature, music, science,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95
This volume brings together two delightful books? Map of Another Town and A Considerable Town ?by one of our most beloved food and travel writers. In her inimitable style, here M.F.K. Fisher tells the stories?and reveals the secrets?of two quintessential French cities. Map of Another Town, Fisher?s memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95
Bits of late Roman coinage, the mutilated torso of a marble Venus, blue debris from an early medieval glassworks, and the powder rasped from the reputed tomb of Mary Magdalene?these tantalizing mementos of human history found scattered throughout the landscape of southeastern France are the points of departure for Gustaf Sobin's lyrical narrative.... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 14.49
Celebrated by writers from Petrarch to Peter Mayle, Provence's rugged mountains, wild maquis and lavender-filled meadows are world-famous. Historic cities like Arles, Avignon and Aix contain Roman amphitheatres, papal palaces and royal residences, while market towns and picturesque villages maintain age-old traditions of wine producing and agriculture.... more...
- Thunder Bay Press 2012; US$ 4.99
Paris is one of the most thrilling cities in the world. From the Eiffel Tower, presiding majestically over the city, to the Mona Lisa, smiling her mysterious smile at the Louvre, the delights of Paris are known throughout the world. Once you?ve seen them, you?ll never forget them whether it?s in person or in Greetings from Paris ! From its history... more...
- Travelers' Tales 2011; US$ 18.99
Paris is one city that everyone should endeavor to know over the course of a lifetime, and not just in one or two visits. The City of Light has bestowed on millions the gift of the incandescent present, an image or experience into which all life is condensed and reflected upon for years to come. Travelers' Tales Paris captures the romance of the world's... more...
- Short Books 2012; US$ 13.11
Paris is a pedestrian's city - each block a revelation, every neighbourhood a new feast for the senses, a place rich with history and romance at every turn. In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and Paris resident John Baxter sets off on the trail of Paris's legendary artists and writers. Along the way, he tells the city's story, introducing... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 101.66
This volume highlights the heretofore largely neglected Battle of Vouillé in 507 CE, when the Frankish King Clovis defeated Alaric II, the King of the Visigoths. Clovis? victory proved a crucial step in the expulsion of the Visigoths from Francia into Spain, thereby leaving Gaul largely to the Franks. It was arguably in the wake of Vouillé... more...