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  • Traditional Enemiesby John D. Grainger

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 8.99

    After the surrender of the French government in May 1940, the British were concerned that the resources of the French Empire, and particularly the powerful French fleet, would be put at the disposal of the Germans. The British, dependent upon their naval power and the resources of the Empire and Commonwealth to continue the war, sought to neutralize... more...

  • 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...

  • Kollaboration des Geistes.by Sebastian Liebold

    Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 81.68

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • French Relations with the European Unionby Helen Drake

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 170.00

    This scholarly work examines how key actors within French politics and society have related to the challenges and opportunities posed by the European Union, and how these relations have driven or hindered change in France. more...

  • Contemporary Franceby Howarth David; David Howarth; Georgios Varouxakis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    At least since the French Revolution, France has the peculair distinction of simultaneously fascinating, charming and exasperating its neighbours and foreign observers. Contemporary France provides an essential introduction for students of French politics and society, exploring contemporary developments while placing them in a deeper historical, intellectual,... more...

  • De Gaulleby Michael E. Haskew

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • Verdict On Vichy: Power and Prejudice in the Vichy France Regimeby Michael Curtis

    Arcade Publishing 2003; US$ 28.95

    This masterful book is the first comprehensive reappraisal of the Vichy France regime for over 20 years. France was occupied by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1944, and the exact nature of France's role in the Vichy years is only now beginning to come to light. One of the main reasons that the Vichy history is difficult to tell is that some of France's... more...