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  • De Gaulleby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2013; US$ 12.49

    After watching a D-Day film, do youwonder why no French units took part in the invasion of their own German-occupied country? General Charles De Gaulle commanded 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 Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary Franceby Julia V. Douthwaite

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.25

    The French Revolution brings to mind violent mobs, the guillotine, and Madame Defarge, but it was also a publishing revolution: more than 1,200 novels were published between 1789 and 1804, when Napoleon declared the Revolution at an end. In this book, Julia V. Douthwaite explores how the works within this enormous corpus announced the new shapes of... 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...

  • The Sarkozy Presidencyby Gino G. Raymond

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Sarkozy came to power promising radical political and social change while simultaneously developing a presidential persona that melded the public and the personal under the glare of media attention, unparalleled in the French Fifth Republic. This volume provides a detailed analysis of the fit between his ambitions and the outcomes of his presidency... more...

  • Expedition to Disasterby Philip Matyszak

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.99

    The Athenian expedition to conquer Sicily was one of the pivotal events of the classical period. At this time (415 BC), Athens was locked in a decades-long struggle with Sparta for mastery of the Greek world. The expedition to Sicily was intended to give Athens the extra money and resources to crush the Spartans. New archaeological discoveries allow... more...

  • Frankreich und die deutsche Einheitby Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 0.00

    "Gromyko hat mich heute Abend um 10 Uhr zu sich bestellt, um mir eine Note zu überreichen, in der der Abschluss eines Friedensvertrages mit einem vereinten Deutschland vorgeschlagen wird." Die Übergabe der als Stalin-Note bekannten diplomatischen Notifikation und des begleitenden Projekts eines Friedensvertrages, von der der französische Gesandte in... more...

  • General de Gaulle's Cold Warby Garret Joseph Martin

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    The greatest threat to the Western alliance in the 1960s did not come from an enemy, but from an ally. France, led by its mercurial leader General Charles de Gaulle, launched a global and comprehensive challenge to the United State's leadership of the Free World, tackling not only the political but also the military, economic, and monetary spheres.... more...

  • The French Right Between the Warsby Samuel Kalman; Sean Kennedy

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Foreign Pol France 1914-45 V7by Nere

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Economy of Gloryby Robert Morrissey; Teresa Lavender Fagan

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.25

    From the outset of Napoleon’s career, the charismatic Corsican was compared to mythic heroes of antiquity like Achilles, and even today he remains the apotheosis of French glory, a value deeply embedded in the country’s history. From this angle, the Napoleonic era can be viewed as the final chapter in the battle of the Ancients and Moderns. In this... more...