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Gravelotte-St-Privat 1870
End of the Second Empire
Written by Philipp Elliot-Wright


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $15.95

Gravelotte-St-Privat was probably the hardest fought of all the battles of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). Attacked by superior Prussian forces from both the First and Second armies, Marshal Bazaine's French Army of the Rhine inflicted heavy casualties on the advancing Prussian's before finally being forced to retreat into the fortress city... Read more >
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The Queen's Necklace
The Queen's Necklace
Written by Antal Szerb, Translated by Len Rix
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ISBN: 9781908968418
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The Queen's Necklace

Written by Antal Szerb
Translated by Len Rix


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $18.00

"A sparkling slice of eighteenth-century life" Paul Bailey, Independent

In August 1785 Paris buzzed with scandal. It involved an eminent churchman, a notorious charlatan, a female fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the hated Queen herself. At its heart was the most expensive diamond necklace ever assembled-and the web of fraud, folly and... Read more >
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D-Day Fortifications in Normandy

Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Hugh Johnson


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $13.95

German defenses along the Normandy beaches were part of the larger Atlantic Wall fortifications designed to defend Fortress Europe. When Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took command of the invasion front in late 1943, he began a program to enhance fortifications along the Normandy coast as he believed that any Allied assault... Read more >
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French Foreign Legion Paratroops

Written by Martin Windrow
Illustrated by Kevin Lyles


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $14.95

The decision, in Spring 1948, to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in the First Indochina War (1946), and the healthy recruitment then employed by the Legion. There were some initial doubts. The Legion were known to be magnificent heavy infantry... Read more >
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The Party of Humanity
The Party of Humanity
Written by Peter Gay
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ISBN: 9780307831439
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The Party of Humanity

Written by Peter Gay


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2013
Price: $15.99

THE ENLIGHTENMENT has long been the victim of uninformed or hostile criticisms. Even so respected a source as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines the Enlightenment as “shallow and pretentious intellectualism, unreasonable contempt for authority and tradition,” thus collecting in one sentence most of our current prejudices. In this provocative book—at... Read more >
Tragic Muse
Tragic Muse
Written by Rachel Brownstein
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ISBN: 9780307831828
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Tragic Muse
Rachel of the Comedie-Francaise
Written by Rachel Brownstein


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $18.99

Rachel Felix (1821-58), the homely daughter of poor Jewish peddlers, was the first stage actress to achieve international stardom - and the last person one would have expected to resurrect the cultural patrimony of France. Yet her passionate, startling performances of the works of Racine and Corneille saved them from almost... Read more >
The Ordinary Acrobat
The Ordinary Acrobat
Written by Duncan Wall
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962294
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The Ordinary Acrobat
A Journey into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present
Written by Duncan Wall


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $12.99

The extraordinary story of a young man’s plunge into the unique and wonderful world of the circus—taking readers deep into circus history and its renaissance as a contemporary art form, and behind the (tented) walls of France’s most prestigious circus school.

When Duncan Wall visited his first nouveau cirque as...

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The Vauban Fortifications of France

Written by Paddy Griffith
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

Vauban was the foremost military engineer of France during the period of its centralisation and wars of expansion in the 17th and 18th centuries. His influence persisted long after Waterloo, and his name has become synonymous with the science of the construction, defence and attack of bastioned fortresses. Dunkirk, Toulon, Perpignan... Read more >
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The French Army 1939-45 (2)

Written by Ian Sumner
Illustrated by Mike Chappell


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

By 16 June 1940, De Gaulle, with the decisive support of Churchill, had come to the conclusion that, whatever happened, France could not stand to one side in the struggle against Nazi Germany. And so, Free France was born. In this companion volume to MAA 315: The French Army 1939-45 (I)... Read more >
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Voltaire in Love
Voltaire in Love
Written by Nancy Mitford, Introduction by Adam Gopnik
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590175781
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Voltaire in Love

Written by Nancy Mitford
Introduction by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $16.95

The inimitable Nancy Mitford’s account of Voltaire’s fifteen-year relationship with the Marquise du Châtelet—the renowned mathematician who introduced Isaac Newton’s revolutionary new physics to France—is a spirited romp in the company of two extraordinary individuals as well as an erudite and gossipy guide to French high society during the Enlightenment. Mitford’s... Read more >
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Voltaire in Love

Written by Nancy Mitford
Introduction by Adam Gopnik


Format: eBook, 280 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $16.95

The inimitable Nancy Mitford’s account of Voltaire’s fifteen-year relationship with the Marquise du Châtelet—the renowned mathematician who introduced Isaac Newton’s revolutionary new physics to France—is a spirited romp in the company of two extraordinary individuals as well as an erudite and gossipy guide to French high society during the Enlightenment. Mitford’s... Read more >
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The Emperor's Last Island
The Emperor's Last Island
Written by Julia Blackburn
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307829221
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The Emperor's Last Island
A Journey to St. Helena
Written by Julia Blackburn


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2012
Price: $11.99

In 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on St. Helenad surreal exile that would last until his death six years later. "A resonant meditation on exile, fame, the stories we tell about ourselves (and) the bigger stories we tell about our great figures."--Los Angeles Times Book Review. Read more >
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French Warship Crews 1789-1805
From the French Revolution to Trafalgar
Written by Terry Crowdy
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $14.95

This book gives a detailed and authentic account of the life and experiences of French warship crews from the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802) up to Trafalgar. It describes the recruitment and composition of crews, the different duties performed and the living conditions they had to endure at sea. Their experiences of fighting... Read more >
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Incomparable
Incomparable
Written by Terry Crowdy
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781849083324
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Incomparable
Napoleon's 9th Light Infantry Regiment
Written by Terry Crowdy


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $29.95

This is the story of people who were caught up in the blazing trail of Napoleon's epic career. It describes the Napoleonic war machine from within, shedding light on the lives and feats of soldiers on whose toil a spectacular Empire was built and lost. This is far more than a... Read more >
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Incomparable
Napoleon's 9th Light Infantry Regiment
Written by Terry Crowdy


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $9.95

This is the story of people who were caught up in the blazing trail of Napoleon's epic career. It describes the Napoleonic war machine from within, shedding light on the lives and feats of soldiers on whose toil a spectacular Empire was built and lost. This is far more than a... Read more >
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The Queen's Necklace

Written by Antal Szerb
Translated by Len Rix


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $9.99

In August 1785, Paris buzzed with a scandal that had everything—an eminent churchman, a female fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the hated Queen herself. Its centrepiece was the most expensive diamond necklace ever assembled, and the tangle of fraud, folly, blindness and self-delusion it provoked. The humiliation the affair brought on... Read more >
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The First Battle of the Marne 1914
The French miracle halts the Germans
Written by Ian Sumner
Illustrated by Graham Turner


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's study of the Battle of the Marne, which was one of the decisive encounters of World War I (1914-1918), saving France from a catastrophic defeat that would almost certainly have knocked her out of the war. Germany's failure to defeat the French committed her to a war on two fronts, which... Read more >
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The History of the Paris Commune of 1871
The History of the Paris Commune of 1871
Written by Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray, Preface by Eric Hazan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844677764
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The History of the Paris Commune of 1871

Written by Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray
Preface by Eric Hazan


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $26.95

In 1871, the working class of Paris, incensed by their lack of political power and tired of beingexploited, seized control of the capital. This book is the outstanding history of the Commune, theheroic battles fought in its defence, and the bloody massacre that ended the uprising. Its author,Lissagaray, was a young... Read more >
Incomparable: a collection of essays
The formation and early history of Napoleon's 9th Light Infantry Regiment
Written by Terry Crowdy


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $5.95

An elite battalion under Louis XVI, the 9th Light Infantry regiment were with Napoleon from almost the beginning of his campaigns, so much so that he dubbed them ‘Incomparable’. This collection of essays studies their early history and formation, prior to being so vital during the Napoleonic Wars. Read more >
Salamanca 1812
Wellington Crushes Marmont
Written by Ian Fletcher
Illustrated by Bill Younghusband


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's study of Salamanca (1812), the most decisive battle of the entire Peninsular War (1808-1814). Wellington smashed Marmont's French Army and his pursuit of its shattered remnants led to the famous cavalry charge of the King's German Legion at Garcia Hernandez. There would be two more years of sieges and hard... Read more >
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In Defence of the Terror
In Defence of the Terror
Written by Sophie Wahnich, Foreword by Slavoj Zizek
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844678624
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In Defence of the Terror
Liberty or Death in the French Revolution
Written by Sophie Wahnich
Foreword by Slavoj Zizek


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $19.95

For two hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican tradition celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, defending the Terror that the Revolution inflicted upon on its enemies. But recent decades have brought a marked change in sensibility. The Revolution is no longer judged in terms of historical necessity but... Read more >
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In Defence of the Terror
Liberty or Death in the French Revolution
Written by Sophie Wahnich
Foreword by Slavoj Zizek


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $16.95

For two hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican tradition celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, defending the Terror that the Revolution inflicted upon on its enemies. But recent decades have brought a marked change in sensibility. The Revolution is no longer judged in terms of historical necessity but... Read more >
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Napoleon's Campaigns in Italy

Written by Philip Haythornthwaite
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $13.95

In January 1794 the French ‘Army of Italy’ was commanded by General Dumerbion and he acknowledged a great debt to his 25-year-old commander of artillery – Napoleon Bonaparte. The French Revolution had resulted in major changes in the military system, conscription created a national army and new tactics and initiatives allowed... Read more >
DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOTSOLDIER
DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOTSOLDIER
Written by Jakob Walter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307817563
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DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOTSOLDIER

Written by Jakob Walter


Format: eBook, 170 pages
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $13.99

A grunt’s-eye report from the battlefield in the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage and All Quiet on the Western Front—the only known account by a common soldier of the campaigns of Napoleon’s Grand Army between 1806 and 1813.
 
When eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter was conscripted into the Grand Army... Read more >
Madame de Pompadour

Written by Nancy Mitford
Introduction by Amanda Foreman


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $17.95

When Madame de Pompadour became the mistress of Louis XV, no one expected her to retain his affections for long. A member of the bourgeoisie rather than an aristocrat, she was physically too cold for the carnal Bourbon king, and had so many enemies that she could not travel publicly without... Read more >
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