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  • Franceby Julian Jackson

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 26.99

    The French call them 'the Dark Years'...This definitive new history of Occupied France explores the myths and realities of four of the most divisive years in French history.Taking in ordinary people's experiences of defeat, collaboration, resistance, more...

  • Not Dead Yetby Herbert Gold

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    An upbeat memoir to savor and admire, Still Alive! proves that in your later years you can still be going strong . . . and having fun! ?Old age is a shipwreck,? Charles de Gaulle once observed. Not so, says Herb Gold in this lively, often hilarious memoir of his first seven decades. He is clearly enjoying every moment to its fullest. This is a... more...

  • The Power of Indignationby Stéphane Hessel; E. C. Belli

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    The astonishing life of the writer named by the New York Times “one of the last living heroes of the darkest era of the twentieth century.? His brief pamphlet Indignez-vous! (Cry Out!) is an international bestseller, calling for a return to the values of his native France?s “greatest generation,? the resistance fighters of World War II. It has... more...

  • Dying Without God: Francois Mitterrand's Meditations on Living and Dyingby Franz-Oliver Giesbert

    Arcade Publishing 1998; US$ 14.95

    Is one ever truly ready to face death? Can one, without faith, view death as a beginning rather than an end, an annihilation? This moving, touching, and enlightening book—a moving elegy from the mind of one of this century's major statesmen—addresses these and many other poignant questions relative to mortality—and immortality. more...

  • Kollaboration des Geistes.by Sebastian Liebold

    Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 76.18

    Hauptbeschreibung Deutsche und französische Rechtsintellektuelle einte nach 1933 - bei allen Unterschieden - die Kritik an der Demokratie Frankreichs. Denker der intellektuellen Kollaboration sind zwischen eigenen autoritären Ansätzen und der Vorbereitung der Niederlage von 1940 im Sinne der Nationalsozialisten anzusiedeln. Sebastian Liebold analysiert... more...

  • Zwischen Paris und Moskauby Cristina Léon

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2012; US$ 70.00

    Die Pariser Vorstadt Ivry-sur-Seine ist seit 1925 eine Hochburg des französischen Kommunismus. Trotz Repressionen und weitgehender Ausgrenzung aus der französischen Mehrheitsgesellschaft konnte der Parti communiste francais seine Hegemonialstellung in Ivry halten und seit den 1960er Jahren noch weiter ausbauen. Lokale, nationale und auch ideologische... more...

  • Mitterrand und Deutschlandby Ulrich Lappenküper

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2011; US$ 70.00

    François Mitterrand zählt zu den schillerndsten französischen Staatsmännern des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seit langem ist bekannt, dass er seine ambivalente Vita bewusst "begradigt" und in einem Dickicht von Geheimnissen verhüllt hat. Zu dieser Inszenierung gehört vor allem seine Selbststilisierung zum fast lebenslangen Verfechter der deutsch-französischen... more...

  • Occupationby Ian Ousby

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 17.99

    The Nazi occupation of France in 1940 has been compellingly explored in this book. more...

  • Searching for the New Franceby James F. Hollifield; George Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • De Gaulleby Michael E. Haskew

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Charles de Gaulle once stated, ?France has no friends, only interests,? and it was this strength of mind and love of country that took the region from an occupied territory during World War II to a leader in the Allied cause. Convinced that his personal destiny and that of his beloved country were intertwined, de Gaulle's life?s work was dedicated... more...