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  • Hummingbirds Don't Fly In The Rainby Kimberly Klein

    PMA Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    On December 23, 2007, the plane carrying author Kim Klein?s only child, Talia, her ex-husband, and her daughter?s best friend crashed into the side of a volcano in Panama. Hummingbirds Don?t Fly in the Rain chronicles the seven-day, suspense-filled journey that begins the moment Klein receives the phone call announcing her daughter?s plane is missing.... more...

  • French Civilization and Its Discontentsby Tyler Stovall; Van Den Georges Abbeele

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 37.99

    French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture and French studies in the modern era. Rejecting traditional assimilationist notions of French national identity, contributors to this groundbreaking... more...

  • Galloping at Everythingby Ian Fletcher

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    The poor discipline demonstrated by the British cavalry commanded by general Slade at Maguilla in 1812 prompted the Duke of Wellington's famous remark that British cavalry officers were in the habit of 'galloping at everything'. This assessment has unduly coloured the view of generations of historians. In this reapraisal, Ian Fletcher contends that... more...

  • Constructing Muslims in Franceby Jennifer Fredette

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The standing of French Muslims is undercut by a predominant and persistent elite public discourse that frames Muslims as failed and incomplete French citizens. This situation fosters the very separations, exclusions, and hierarchies it claims to deplore as Muslims face discrimination in education, housing, and employment.    In Constructing... more...

  • Red Virginby Louise Michel; Bullitt Lowry; Elizabeth Gunter; Elizabeth Gunter; Bullitt Lowry

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 32.00

      Louise Michel was born illegitimate in 1830 and became a schoolmistress in Paris. She was involved in radical activities during the twilight of France’s Second Empire, and during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and the siege of Paris. She was a leading member of the revolutionary groups controlling Montmarte. Michel emerged as one... more...

  • Three German Invasions of Franceby Douglas Fermer

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 17.25

    Tension and rivalry between France and Germany shaped the history of Western Europe in the century from 1860. Three times that hostility led to war and the invasion of France - in 1870, 1914 and 1940. The outcomes of the battles that followed reset the balance of power across the continent. Yet the German invasions tend to be viewed as separate events,... more...

  • The Civilizing Mission in the Metropoleby Amelia Lyons

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    France, which has the largest Muslim minority community in Europe, has been in the news in recent years because of perceptions that Muslims have not integrated into French society. The Civilizing Mission in the Metropole explores the roots of these debates through an examination of the history of social welfare programs for Algerian migrants from... more...

  • The Great Cat Massacre - A History of Britain in 100 Mistakesby Gareth Rubin

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    In 1914 a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. ‘Ross-shire,? one called down, but the porter heard ‘Russia?. And so began a rumour that led to Germany losing the First World War. Often the history we learn at school is only half the story. We hear... more...

  • Auf dem Weg nach Europa?by Yasemin Uygun

    Traugott Bautz 2010; US$ 18.36

    1. Thematik und Ziel der Arbeit2. Aufbau der Arbeit3. Literatur- und Quellenlage4. Einblick in die türkisch-europäische GeschichteII. Einblick in die türkisch-europäische Geschichte1. Die europäischen Berührungspunkte des osmanischen Reiches2. Die Tanzimat-Periode3. Die Jungtürken (1908-1918)4. Die Republik Türkei und die kemalistischen Reformen (1923-1938)5.... more...

  • Wellington’s Men Rememberedby Janet Bromley; David Bromley

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 50.00

    Wellington’s Men Remembered is a reference work which has been compiled on behalf of the Association of Friends of the Waterloo Committee and contains over 3,000 memorials to soldiers who fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo between 1808 and 1815, together with 150 battlefield and regimental memorials in 24 countries worldwide.Over 1800... more...