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Frederick Brown
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FREDERICK BROWN is the author of several award-winning books, including For the Soul of France; Flaubert, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; and Zola, one of The New York Times best books of the year. Brown has twice been the recipient of both Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. He lives in New York City.

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January 6, 2015
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The Embrace of Unreason
France, 1914-1940
Written by Frederick Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $17.95

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The Embrace of Unreason
France, 1914-1940
Written by Frederick Brown


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $28.95

From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France (“Masterful history” —Henry Kissinger), Zola (“Magnificent” —The New Yorker), and Flaubert (“Impeccable” —James Wood, cover, The New York Times Book Review)—a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led to France’s embrace... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Embrace of Unreason
France, 1914-1940
Written by Frederick Brown


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $14.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
For the Soul of France
Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus
Written by Frederick Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $16.00

In the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870—71, a defeated and humiliated France split into cultural factions that ranged from those who embraced modernity to those who championed the restoration of throne and altar. This polarization–to which such iconic monuments as the Sacre-Coeur and the Eiffel Tower bear witness–intensified with... Read more >
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For the Soul of France

Written by Frederick Brown


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $11.99

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