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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
This historical study examines the black experience in Metropolitan France from the 1600s to 1960. Shelby T. McCloy explores the literary and cultural contributions of people of color to French society -- from Alexandre Dumas to Rene Maran -- and charts their political ascension. more...
- Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95
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...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94
What was life really like in German-occupied France during the Second World War? Douglas Boyd paints the clearest picture yet, using hitherto unpublished first-person accounts of ordinary men and women who lived through this extraordinary and dangerous time, when a few made fortunes, but most went cold and hungry. Less than 1 per cent of the French... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
In France in an Era of Global War, scholars re-examine experiences of French politics, occupation, empire and entanglements with the Anglophone world between 1914 and 1945. In doing so, they question the long-standing myths and assumptions which continue to surround this period, and offer new avenues of enquiry. more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 12.99
In a true story of bravery and courage in occupied Paris, the tale of Andrée Griotteray?s work as an underground intelligence courier is shared by her daughter Andrée Griotteray was only 19 when the Germans invaded France. Just another young teenager, in search of fun and frivolity, she suddenly found herself living in an occupied city, forced... more...
- 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...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.67
"Natürlich, dass man die Schwächen der Menschen, mit denen sie nun mal behaftet sind, als Kalkül bei allen Überlegungen einschaltet, das ist wohl klar.? Konrad Adenauer Jeder weiß, wie sich Angst anfühlt, doch Historiker wollten von "schwachen? Faktoren wie "Gefühlen? in der "rationalen? Geschichtswissenschaft lange Zeit nichts... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 29.87
Warum reiste der französische Staatspräsident François Mitterrand im Dezember 1989 in die dem Untergang geweihte DDR? Warum schlug er Helmut Kohls Einladung aus, gemeinsam mit ihm durch das Brandenburger Tor zu schreiten? Warum ließ ausgerechnet Mitterrand, der 1984 mit Helmut Kohl Hand in Hand an den Gräbern von Verdun gestanden hatte, Unterstützung... more...
- 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...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
During the interwar years France experienced severe political polarization. At the time many observers, particularly on the left, feared that the French right had embraced fascism, generating a fierce debate that has engaged scholars for decades, but has also obscured critical changes in French society and culture during the 1920s and 1930s. This... more...