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  • The Course of French Historyby Pierre Goubert

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    This stimulating one-volume history traces the social and economic evolution of France as a nation from the founding of the monarchy in 987, to the present day. Against a background of structural change, Goubert etches a vivid account of key events and personalities. His perspective is a popular one, and his main interest is in how political events... more...

  • The Fifth French Republicby Nicholas Atkin

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 36.69

    At the time of its founding, few predicted that the Fifth Republic would survive. It is a regime whose obituary has been written several times over, but which stubbornly refuses to die. Adopting a chronological framework, this up-to-date study examines how the regime emerged out of the chaos of the Algerian crisis, how its political evolution has... more...

  • Franceby William J. Roberts

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 85.00

    With an A to Z dictionary of people, events and issues, this reference guide provides readers with a greater understanding of French history, from the Renaissance to the present, more...

  • Vice And Virtueby Paul Lombard

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    From the courtesans of Versailles to the back halls of Chirac’s government, from Danton — revealed to have been a paid agent for England — to the shady bankers of Mitterand’s era, from the buddies of Mazarin to the builders of the Panama Canal, Paul Lomba more...

  • France Since 1945by Robert Gildea

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 24.99

    In the fifty years since the end of the Second World War, France has had to deal with the legacy of the German occupation, the effects of the Algerian war and the rise of Islam, and more recently the loss of French domination of Europe following the reunification of Germany, the effect of the European Union, the single currency and so on. more...

  • Adventures in the French Tradeby Jeffrey Mehlman

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    This memoir is less a chronicle of the life of a leading scholar/critic of matters French (and a key figure in the naturalization of French "theory" in English) than a series of differently angled fragments, episodes, each with its attendant surprise, in what one commentator has called his amour vache , his injured and occasionally injurious love,... more...

  • The Politics of Depression in France 1932–1936by Julian Jackson

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 29.00

    This book examines debates about the formation of French economic policy during the Great Depression. more...

  • The United States and the Making of Postwar France, 1945–1954by Irwin M. Wall

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 37.00

    A study of the American government's influence in France during the critical postwar period. more...

  • Raymond Poincaréby J. F. V. Keiger

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 46.00

    This biography is a fascinating portrait based on archival material. more...

  • Political Leadership in Franceby John Gaffney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 37.00

    Gaffney analyzes how de Gaulle came to power in 1958. The drama surrounding the Fourth Republic's collapse, and the focus upon an exceptional individual meant that de Gaulle was able to confer a particular style of leadership on the Fifth Republic. The five Presidents who came after him have each capitalized on their own political 'persona.' more...