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  • Decisive Years in France, 1840-1847by David H. Pinkney

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00 US$ 30.10

    David Pinkney challenges accepted views of the timing of France's Industrial Revolution and the accompanying transformation of French society. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University... more...

  • Galloping at Everythingby Ian Fletcher

    The History Press 2008; US$ 11.99

    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 work rehabilitates the reputation of the British cavalry in the Peninsula and at Waterloo. more...

  • France 1870-1914by Robert Gildea

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    The period 1870 - 1914 in France saw the consolidation of republican government and the recovery of national self-confidence. Though political crises such as the Dreyfus Affair threatened to tear it apart, the Republic established firm parliamentary rule, built up an Empire and an army which was to see it through the Great War. The new edition of this... more...

  • The Dreyfus Affair in French Society and Politicsby Eric Cahm

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The Dreyfus affair remains one of the most famous miscarriages of justice in modern times. Eric Cahm's study does justice to the human drama, whilst also throwing light on the wider society and politics of the Third Republic in the traumatic years after the Franco-Prussian War. This wide-ranging survey - the only short modern account in English anchors... more...

  • France 1814 - 1914by Robert Tombs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    Here is an incomparably rich portrait of France in the years when the disparate elements that made up the fragmented kingdom of the ancien regime were forged into the modern nation. The survey begins with an exploration of national obsessions and attitudes. It considers the tendency to revolution and war, the preoccupation with the idea of a New Order... more...

  • African Immigrant Families in Another Franceby Loretta E. Bass

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Immigrant incorporation is a critical challenge for France and other European societies today. Black Africans migrants are racialized and endowed with an immigrant status, which carries low status and is durable into the second generation. This book elucidates the conflict and issues pertinent to social integration. more...

  • Marshal Joffreby Andrew Bourachot

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.50

    A century ago General Joffre, as Chief of the French General Staff, led the armies that blocked the German invasion at the First Battle of the Marne. He saved Paris from occupation and France from probable defeat. His calm demeanour when faced with a disaster, his ruthless dismissal of incompetent subordinates, and his skilled redeployment of his forces... more...

  • Government through Culture and the Contemporary French Rightby Jeremy Ahearne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Culture, understood broadly, lay at the heart of contrasting right-wing strategies for government in France during the pivotal decade of 2002-2012. Looking at issues of secularism, education, televisual performance, public memory and nation-branding Ahearne analyses how presidents Chirac and Sarkozy sought to redefine contemporary French identity.... more...

  • Despatch Rider on the Western Front 1915-18by Albert Simpkin; David Venner

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    The book is skilfully abridged version of the diary of a First World War motorcycle despatch rider, Sergeant Albert Simpkin, who was attached to the HQ 37th Division. The diary entries, and some longer descriptions of the main actions of the Division, provide a fascinating record of the life of a despatch rider on the Western Front; one day dodging... more...

  • Letters from a Soldier of France 1914-1915by Arthur Clutton-Brock; André Chevrillon

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 10.99

    In March 1915, a young French artist-turned soldier went missing in action. He left behind a remarkable series of letters which, due to wartime security, had to be edited and published anonymously under the title Letters of a Soldier 1914-1915. This powerful volume was for many years out of print, but this new edition corrects that unhappy situation... more...