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  • Science and Polity in Franceby Charles Coulston Gillispie

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 145.00 US$ 131.95

    From the 1770s through the 1820s the French scientific community predominated in the world to a degree that no other scientific establishment did in any period prior to the Second World War. In his classic Science and Polity in France: The End of the Old Regime , Charles Gillispie analyzed the cultural, political, and technical factors that encouraged... more...

  • The Glorious First of Juneby Sam Willis

    Quercus 2011; US$ 18.99

    France, early summer 1794. The French Revolution has been hijacked by the extreme Jacobins and is in the grip of The Terror. While the guillotine relentlessly takes the heads of innocents, two vast French and British fleets meet in mid-Atlantic after a week of skirmishing. The French, in ships painted blood-red and bearing banners proclaiming 'la... more...

  • Vichy Franceby Robert O. Paxton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00

    Uncompromising, often startling, meticulously documented—this book is an account of the government, and the governed, of colaborationist France. Basing his work on captured German archives and contemporary materials rather than on self-serving postwar memoirs or war-trial testimony, Professor Paxton maps out the complex nature of the ill-famed Vichy... more...

  • Reflections on the Revolution in Franceby Edmund Burke

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Published in 1790, two years before the start of the Terror, this work offered a remarkably prescient view of the chaos that lay ahead. It articulates a defense of property, religion, and traditional values. more...

  • The French Revolutionby Thomas Carlyle; A.H.R. Ball

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    First published in 1837, Carlyle's authoritative and faithful account offers a dramatic and eloquent portrait of the events, heroes and villains, and the profound historical impact of the French Revolution.. more...

  • 3200 Old-Time Cuts and Ornamentsby Blanche Cirker

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Royalty-free pictures from 1909 French typography catalog: plants, animals, religious motifs, music, carriages, boats, sports, furniture, clothing; plus borders, banners, wreaths, and other ornaments. Over 3,200 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Malrauxby Axel Madsen

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 11.99

    The authorized biography of the most important man of letters in twentieth century France: André Malraux, French novelist, art theorist, and France’s Minister of Cultural Affairs.   more...

  • Classic French Fashions of the Twentiesby Atelier Bachwitz

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This fine reproduction of a 1929 catalog features fashions for all occasions, with 54 color plates showcasing everything from chiffon promenade dresses to a white alpaca jumper and a silk-and-lace evening gown. more...

  • A War of Logisticsby Charles R. Shrader

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    Following the French reoccupation of Indochina at the end of World War II, the pro-Communist Vietnamese nationalists, or Viet Minh, launched a grassroots insurgency that erupted into a full-fledged war in 1949. After nearly ten years of savage combat, the western world was stunned when Viet Minh forces decisively defeated the French Union army at... more...

  • Vital Minimumby Dana Simmons

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.25

    What constitutes a need? Who gets to decide what people do or do not need? In modern France, scientists, both amateur and professional, were engaged in defining and measuring human needs. These scientists did not trust in a providential economy to distribute the fruits of labor and uphold the social order. Rather, they believed that social organization... more...