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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
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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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Three Days in May
Sex, Surveillance, and DSK
Written by Edward Jay Epstein


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 27, 2012
Price: $4.99

A veteran journalist continues his “exhaustively researched” (The Guardian) investigation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Here investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein casts fresh doubt on the events surrounding a now-infamous sexual encounter between Dominique Strauss-Kahn—better know by his initials, “DSK”—and a Guinean-born maid at New York’s Sofitel hotel.

Epstein shows that DSK, then managing... Read more >
Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (1)
Colours, Standards and Guidons of France and her Allies
Written by Terence Wise
Illustrated by Guido Rosignoli


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $13.95

In the summer of 1804, the eagle was chosen as the symbol of the French Army by Napoleon himself. The Emperor's sculptor, Chaudet, made the original model, and from this were cast bronze copies in the workshop of Thomire, which would be proudly borne into battle by many a French regiment... Read more >
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Flags of the Napoleonic Wars (2)
Colours, Standards and Guidons of Austria, Britain, Prussia and Russia
Written by Terence Wise
Illustrated by Guido Rosignoli


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $13.95

From the Liebfahne and Ordinärfahne of Austria, to the eagle and wreath of Russia, the flags of the Napoleonic Wars comprised a range of designs and colors. The second in a series of three volumes focusing on flags of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), this book examines the patterns, colors and guidons... Read more >
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Napoleon's Imperial Headquarters (1)
Organization and Personnel
Written by Ronald Pawly
Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $14.95

Osprey's detailed study of the entourage which enabled Napoleon to move hundreds of thousands of troops right across Europe during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). The 'military machine' by which Napoleon and his indispensable chief of staff Marshal Berthier commanded and controlled his huge armies on campaign numbered some 1,500 officers and men... Read more >
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Napoleon's Imperial Headquarters (2)
On campaign
Written by Ronald Pawly
Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $14.95

Following Elite 115 – which described the composition of Napoleon's military and civil 'households', and Marshal Berthier's army general headquarters – this title offers an intimate glimpse of the Emperor's entourage in the field during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Centred on the Waterloo campaign in 1815, it draws comparisons with his... Read more >
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Proletarian Nights
Proletarian Nights
Written by Jacques Ranciere, Introduction by Donald Reid
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844677788
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Proletarian Nights
The Workers' Dream in Nineteenth-Century France
Written by Jacques Ranciere
Introduction by Donald Reid


Format: Trade Paperback, 478 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $29.95

Proletarian Nights, previously published in English as Nights of Labor and one of Rancière’s most important works, dramatically reinterprets the Revolution of 1830, contending that workers were not rebelling against specific hardships and conditions but against the unyielding predetermination of their lives. Through a study of worker-run newspapers, letters, journals, and... Read more >
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The Fall of English France 1449-53

Written by David Nicolle
Illustrated by Graham Turner


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $15.99

For the overwhelming majority of people outside the French-speaking world the Hundred Years War consisted of a sequence of major English victories, above all Crécy, Poitiers and Agincourt. The only significant victor or 'hero' on the French side was Joan of Arc, and she ended up being burned at the stake... Read more >
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Napoleon's Mounted Chasseurs of the Imperial Guard

Written by Ronald Pawly
Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

A concise history of the hand-picked elite cavalry guard that served as Napoleon's close personal escort and were committed to the most dangerous areas of combat on the battlefield. Formed from his original escort of "Guides" and the "Consular Guard" in 1799, the Mounted Chasseurs were a personal favourite of the... Read more >
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Napoleon's Polish Lancers of the Imperial Guard

Written by Ronald Pawly
Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

Napoleon's Polish Lancers of the Guard were unique in their appearance and in their loyalty. This book reveals their varied and colorful uniforms as well as their long and loyal service for the Bonaparte cause during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). The Poles were the only foreign contingent never to defect from... Read more >
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Napoleon's Mamelukes

Written by Ronald Pawly
Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

The most exotic of all the troops of Napoleon's Imperial Guard were undoubtedly the Mamelukes - the bodyguard of Oriental cavalry which followed him home after the Egyptian expedition of 1798-1801, and remained with his Mounted Chasseurs regiment throughout the First Empire. For the first time in English, this book tells... Read more >
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Napoleon's Scouts of the Imperial Guard

Written by Ronald Pawly
Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

Driven out of Germany after his defeat at Leipzig in 1813, Napoleon seemed to face disaster. Some 345,000 Allied troops were converging on France from the east; and Napoleon had only about 80,000 men. Most of his veterans had been killed in Russia and Germany, and he was short of cavalry... Read more >
Memoirs of Montparnasse

Written by John Glassco
Introduction by Louis Begley


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 15, 2012
Price: $15.95

Memoirs of Montparnasse is a delicious book about being young, restless, reckless, and without cares. It is also the best and liveliest of the many chronicles of 1920s Paris and the exploits of the lost generation. In 1928, nineteen-year-old John Glassco escaped Montreal and his overbearing father for the wilder shores... Read more >
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French Tanks of World War I

Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $13.95

This title examines the emergence of the first modern tank, the Renault FT. It is a little known fact that France fielded more tanks in World War I than any other army. However, France's early tanks suffered from poor mobility and armor compared to their contemporaries. Indeed, their initial use on... Read more >
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Memoirs of a Breton Peasant
Memoirs of a Breton Peasant
Written by Jean-Marie Deguignet, Translated by Linda Asher
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609803469
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Memoirs of a Breton Peasant

Written by Jean-Marie Deguignet
Translated by Linda Asher


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $19.95

A fascinating document of an extraordinary life, Memoirs of A Breton Peasant reads with the liveliness of a novel and bristles with the vigor of an opinionated autodidact from the very lowest level of peasant society. Brittany during the nineteenth century was a place seemingly frozen in the Middle Ages, backwards... Read more >
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Memoirs of a Breton Peasant

Written by Jean-Marie Deguignet
Translated by Linda Asher


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $19.95

A fascinating document of an extraordinary life, Memoirs of A Breton Peasant reads with the liveliness of a novel and bristles with the vigor of an opinionated autodidact from the very lowest level of peasant society. Brittany during the nineteenth century was a place seemingly frozen in the Middle Ages, backwards... Read more >
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And the Show Went On
And the Show Went On
Written by Alan Riding
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307389053
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And the Show Went On
Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris
Written by Alan Riding


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

On June 14, 1940, German tanks rolled into a silent and deserted Paris. Eight days later, a humbled France accepted defeat along with foreign occupation. While the swastika now flew over Paris, the City of Light was undamaged, and soon a peculiar kind of normalcy returned as theaters, opera houses, movie...

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LIAISON
LIAISON
Written by Joyce Wadler
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307799173
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LIAISON

Written by Joyce Wadler


Format: eBook, 321 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $7.99

The true story that inspired David Hwang's play "M Butterfly", about a French diplomat, Bernard Boursicot, posted to Peking, who fell in love with a seductive opera singer, named Shi Pei Pu, apparently unaware that Pei Pu was a man. Their liaison "produced" a son, and led them into espionage and... Read more >
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