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  • Napoleon the Littleby Victor Hugo

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    This pointedly satirical assessment of the governing skills of Napoleon set into motion a series of international scandals upon its initial publication in 1852. Author Victor Hugo had been living and working in Belgium when Napoleon the Little was published, but at the urging of King Leopold, the Belgian ruler, he left that country and took up residence... more...

  • The French Revolution and the Rise of Napoleonby John C. Davenport

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    Charles Dickens famously called the era of the French Revolution the best and worst of times. For 10 years, from 1789 to 1799, France struggled to inaugurate a new European order based on the principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity. In the process, men wrote constitutions, women marched for bread, politicians condemned innocent people to death,... more...

  • Josephineby Andrea Stuart

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.82

    ‘It’s a story worthy of a blockbuster novel, and it’s all true. Oodles of sex, passion, adultery, media hype, decadence, plots, murder, mayhem, anguish and betrayal fill these pages . . . an enjoyable, well-researched book; I didn’t want to reach the end’ Edwina Currie, New Statesman Books of the Year One of the most potent icons of female sexuality,... more...

  • Colonial Metropolisby Jennifer Anne Boittin

    UNP - Nebraska 2010; US$ 45.00

    World War I gave colonial migrants and French women unprecedented access to the workplaces and nightlife of Paris. After the war they were expected to return without protest to their homes—either overseas or metropolitan. Neither group, however, was willing to be discarded.   Between the world wars, the mesmerizing capital of France’s colonial... more...

  • Forging Napoleon's Grande Arméeby Michael J. Hughes

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 50.00

    The men who fought in Napoleon’s Grande Armée built a new empire that changed the world. Remarkably, the same men raised arms during the French Revolution for liberté, égalité, and fraternité. In just over a decade, these freedom fighters, who had once struggled to overthrow tyrants, rallied to the side of a man who wanted to dominate Europe. What... more...

  • Geschwisterby Franziska Frei Gerlach

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 114.99

    The series Studien zur deutschen Literatur (Studies in German Literature) presents outstanding analyses of German-speaking literature from the early modern period to the present day. It particularly embraces comparative, cultural and historical-epistemological questions and serves as a tradition-steeped forum for innovative literary research. more...

  • Mighty Womenby Grant MacEwan

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 12.99

    Mighty Women profiles thirty-two women pioneers who made their mark on western Canada: feisty Mother Fulham, Calgary's indomitable keeper of pigs; Emily Carr, the great artist and writer; and Marie-Anne Lagimodiere, a grandmother of Louis Riel and a courageous adventurer in her own right--just to mention a few. Formerly titled... And Mighty... more...

  • France on Two Wheelsby Alan Ruck

    Short Books 2012; US$ 10.99

    For Adam Ruck, France and cycling go together like a rich Camembert and a heady glass of Bordeaux. This book - full of useful details and tips - follows him through six intricately plotted Gallic cycling routes; from Lake Geneva to the Channel, the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, Vichy to Roanne, Paris to Provence, Roanne to the Atlantic, and Burgundy... more...

  • Conqueror's Sonby Katharine Lack

    The History Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Duke Robert Curthose of Normandy was rebellious, but the fact remains that the throne of England was meant to pass to him on the death of William the Conqueror. William Rufus and Henry I were thus usurpers. This book redresses the balance of opinion on Robert Curthose. more...

  • The Origins of the French Nationalist Movement, 1886–1914by Robert Lynn Fuller

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    This narrative history explores the emergence of one of the most influential Nationalist movements of modern Europe. It explains how and why the movement united the far right with the far left in a militant campaign to wrest control of France from the moderate republicans who were attempting to stabilize the country after a century of political volatility.... more...