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20th century

  • France in an Era of Global War, 1914-1945by Alison Carrol; Ludivine Broch

    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...

  • Andrée's Warby Francelle Bradford White

    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...

  • 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...

  • Die Angst vor dem Koreakriegby Sascha Foerster

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 20.74

    "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...

  • Das Ende einer Ausnahmeby Angelika Praus

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 33.22

    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...

  • 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 Right between the Wars, Theby Samuel Kalman; Sean Kennedy

    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...

  • De Gaulleby Andrew Shennan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    If any modern democratic leader has believed in the "great man'' theory of history and acted self-consciously in accordance with it, it was surely de Gaulle. On both occasions when he came to power it was in his own right, as a ``providential figure'', not as the representative of a political or social movement. In office, his wielding of power was,... more...

  • The Rhyme of Historyby Margaret MacMillan

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    As the 100th anniversary of World War I approaches, historian Margaret MacMillan compares current global tensions?rising nationalism, globalization's economic pressures, sectarian strife, and the United States' fading role as the world's pre-eminent superpower?to the period preceding the Great War. In illuminating the years before 1914, MacMillan... 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...