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- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
The past hundred years of Europe are distilled in the experiences of the citizens of Strasbourg. From the turn of the twentieth century until 1945, Europe's ruling idea of nationalism rendered Strasbourg/Stra?burg the prize in a tug-of-war between the two greatest continental powers, France and Germany. Then, in the immediate post-war period, ideals... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00
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...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 6.99
Nice is the queen of the Côte d'Azur. Founded by the Greeks some time after the sixth century BC, it has borne the tread of Roman legionnaires and Italy-bound Englishmen on the Grand Tour as well as Lost Generation literati from Hemingway to Fitzgerald. Since the late nineteenth century it has been known as a 'pleasure capital', and now tourism is... more...
- Liberties Press 2013; US$ 10.19
It was when she realised she was spending twelve hours a week and five thousand euro a year commuting to work that Liz Ryan began to question how great life in boom-time Ireland really was - and reached a decision the day an enraged biker hurled a helmet at her windscreen. So she quit her job, sold her house and moved to a remote hamlet in coastal... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99
A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city?s history. From 1914 through 1918 the terrifying sounds of World War I could be heard from inside the French capital. For four years, Paris lived under constant threat of destruction. And yet in its darkest hour, the City... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99
In this amazing eBook you can find more than one hundred facts about the country of France. Separated into sections such as its geography, its people, famous French figures and many more you will find some fascinating information inside! Whether you are planning on visiting France, working on a geography project or just want to know more about this... more...
- Sid Harta Publishers 2013; US$ 12.99
In the spring of 2008, an Australian woman arrives in Paris to fulfil a dream of discovery and to immerse herself in French history and culture. Hoping to capture memorable photographic images, the writer experiences much more as she records her impressions of a society confronting significant challenges. It is the fortieth anniversary of May 1968,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95
Among the many German immigrants to the United States over the years, one group is unusual: former prisoners of war who had spent between one and three years on American soil and who returned voluntarily as immigrants after the war. Drawing on archival sources and in-depth interviews with 35 former prisoners who immigrated, the book outlines the conditions... more...