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  • Time for Outrageby Stéphane Hessel

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; Not Available

    This controversial, impassioned call-to-arms for a return to the ideals that fueled the French Resistance has sold millions of copies worldwide since its publication in France in October 2010. Rejecting the dictatorship of world financial markets and defending the social values of modern democracy, 93-old Stéphane Hessel -- Resistance leader, concentration... more...

  • Politics of Racism in Franceby Peter Fysh; Jim Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 58.00

    While most analyses of the French National Front (NF) see it as a threat to democracy, the exact nature of this threat has never been clearly defined. Drawing on interviews with leading far-right figures and access to internal party documents, this book identifies the NF as a modern fascist party. The authors produce an uncompromising assessment of... more...

  • Charles de Gaulle's Legacy of Ideasby Benjamin M. Rowland; Dana H. Allin; Timo Behr; David P. Calleo; Christopher S. Chivvis; John L. Harper; Thomas Row; Michael Stuermer; Lanxin Xiang

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 32.99

    Charles de Gaulle combined the skills to master the politics of his own day with an uncanny sense of where history was going and how to position France accordingly. The essays in this volume examine certain of the policies and themes de Gaulle pursued nationally, in the European region, and internationally, giving consideration to their significance... more...

  • Performative Geschichtsschreibungby Stephan Jaeger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    This study shows for the first time how performative historical writing emerged as a historical necessity in the German-speaking world of the late 18th century. In the long term this development paved the way for modern historiographic narrative. It discusses texts that use representational strategies to express the essentials of the course... more...

  • Marianne In Chainsby Robert Gildea

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.72

    The winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2002. 'If there is one book on Vichy which people should read then this is surely it.' Michael Burleigh. more...

  • Marianne in Chainsby Robert Gildea

    Pan Macmillan UK 2002; US$ 19.08

    For the last fifty years, the German Occupation of France has been regarded as a period characterised by four things: cold, hunger, the absence of freedom and above all fear; a time when the indigenous population was cruelly and consistently oppressed by the army of occupation. The people of France were either bold members of the Resistance or craven... more...

  • The Politics of Racism in Franceby Peter Fysh; Jim Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 175.00

    This book traces the rise of the French National Front and presents an analysis of the organisation's origins, structure and doctrine which concludes that the Le Pen phenomenon represents a modern and sophisticated form of fascism. The authors offer a critical assessment of how political parties and anti-racist organisations have responded to the... more...

  • From victory to Vichyby Chris Millington

    Manchester University Press 2012; US$ 95.00

    The most up-to-date and comprehensive English-language study of its kind, From victory to Vichy explores the political mobilisation of the two largest French veterans’ associations during the interwar years, the Union fédérale (UF) and the Union nationale des combattants (UNC). Drawing on extensive research into the associations’... more...

  • De Gaulleby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    Watching a D-Day film, does anyone wonder why no French units took part in the invasion of their own German-occupied country? General Charles De Gaulle commaned 400,000 Free French soldiers, but US President Roosevelt insisted they not be told the date of the invasion because he intended to occupy France and open the country up to American Big Business,... more...

  • The Presidents of the French Fifth Republicby David S. Bell; John Gaffney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    In the French Republic political leadership is normally provided by the presidency, albeit from a very narrow constitutional base. This volume examines the strengths and weaknesses of that leadership as well as the way that executive power has been established in the republican context. more...