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Memoirs of Montparnasse

Written by John Glassco
Introduction by Louis Begley


Format: eBook0
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
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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: eBook0
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
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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 >
French Foreign Legionnaire 1890-1914
French Foreign Legionnaire 1890-1914
Written by Martin Windrow, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
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ISBN: 9781849084222
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French Foreign Legionnaire 1890-1914

Written by Martin Windrow
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $18.95

Following the close of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) and the establishment of the Third Republic, France embarked upon a new wave of colonialism, acquiring addition territories in Southeast Asia, including Tonkin and Annam which, together with Cambodia and Cochinchina, formed French Indochina. In North Africa their influence increased, with Tunisia acquired... Read more >
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French Foreign Legionnaire 1890-1914

Written by Martin Windrow
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $14.95

Following the close of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) and the establishment of the Third Republic, France embarked upon a new wave of colonialism, acquiring addition territories in Southeast Asia, including Tonkin and Annam which, together with Cambodia and Cochinchina, formed French Indochina. In North Africa their influence increased, with Tunisia acquired... Read more >
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The Beach Beneath the Street
The Beach Beneath the Street
Written by Mckenzie Wark
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844677207
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The Beach Beneath the Street
The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International
Written by Mckenzie Wark


Format: Hardcover, 206 pages
On Sale: June 20, 2011
Price: $26.95

Over fifty years after the Situationist International appeared, its legacy continues to inspire activists, artists and theorists around the world. Such a legend has accrued to this movement that the story of the SI now demands to be told in a contemporary voice capable of putting it into the context of... Read more >
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The Invention of Paris
The Invention of Paris
Written by Eric Hazan, Translated by David Fernbach
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ISBN: 9781844677054
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The Invention of Paris
A History in Footsteps
Written by Eric Hazan
Translated by David Fernbach


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: June 6, 2011
Price: $19.95

The Invention of Paris is a tour through the streets and history of the French capital under the guidance of radical Parisian author and publisher Eric Hazan.

Hazan reveals a city whose squares echo with the riots, rebellions and revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Combining the raconteur’s ear for... Read more >
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The Invention of Paris
A History in Footsteps
Written by Eric Hazan
Translated by David Fernbach


Format: eBook0
On Sale: May 23, 2011
Price: $19.95

The Invention of Paris is a tour through the streets and history of the French capital under the guidance of radical Parisian author and publisher Eric Hazan.

Hazan reveals a city whose squares echo with the riots, rebellions and revolutions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Combining the raconteur’s ear for... Read more >
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For the Soul of France
For the Soul of France
Written by Frederick Brown
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307279217
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For the Soul of France
Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus
Written by Frederick Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
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...

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The Old Regime and the French Revolution
The Old Regime and the French Revolution
Written by Alexis De Tocqueville
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ISBN: 9780307773654
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The Old Regime and the French Revolution

Written by Alexis De Tocqueville


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $11.99

The most important contribution to our understanding of the French Revolution was written almost one hundred years ago by Alexis de Tocqueville. Read more >
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And the Show Went On
And the Show Went On
Written by Alan Riding
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ISBN: 9780307594549
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And the Show Went On
Cultural Life in Nazi-occupied Paris
Written by Alan Riding


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $13.99

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. The only consolation was that, while the swastika now flew over Paris, the City of Light was undamaged. Soon, a peculiar kind of normality returned as... Read more >
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The Meaning of Sarkozy
The Meaning of Sarkozy
Written by Alain Badiou, Translated by David Fernbach
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ISBN: 9781844676293
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The Meaning of Sarkozy

Written by Alain Badiou
Translated by David Fernbach


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $16.95

In this incisive, acerbic work, Alain Badiou looks beyond the petty vulgarity of the French president to decipher the true significance of what he represents—a reactionary tradition that goes back more than a hundred years. To escape the malaise that has enveloped the Left since Sarkozy’s election, Badiou casts aside the... Read more >
The First Battle of the Marne 1914
The First Battle of the Marne 1914
Written by Ian Sumner, Illustrated by Graham Turner
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ISBN: 9781846035029
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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: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $21.95

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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Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire
Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire
Written by Flora Fraser
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ISBN: 9780307277930
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Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

Written by Flora Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $16.95

From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, the brilliant life of Napoleon's favorite sister, with color photos, paintings, and illustrations.
 
Considered by many in Europe to be the most beautiful woman at the turn of the nineteenth century, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese shocked the continent with the boldness of her love affairs, her opulent... Read more >
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French Foreign Legion
French Foreign Legion
Written by Martin Windrow, Illustrated by Mike Chappell
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ISBN: 9781855326217
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French Foreign Legion
Infantry and Cavalry since 1945
Written by Martin Windrow
Illustrated by Mike Chappell


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $17.95

Men of action and elite soldiers with a young and dynamic spirit, the French Foreign Legion are capable of doing their duty anywhere anytime. Martin Windrow's superb text examines the history of this famous force from the end of the Second World War onward. This first class addition to the Men-at-Arms... Read more >
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For the Soul of France
For the Soul of France
Written by Frederick Brown
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ISBN: 9780307592927
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For the Soul of France

Written by Frederick Brown


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

Frederick Brown, cultural historian, author of acclaimed biographies of Émile Zola (“Magnificent”—The New Yorker) and Flaubert (“Splendid . . . Intellectually nuanced, exquisitely written”—The New Republic) now gives us an ambitious, far-reaching book—a perfect joining of subject and writer: a portrait of fin-de-siècle France.

He writes about the forces that led... Read more >
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Napoleon in Egypt
Napoleon in Egypt
Written by Paul Strathern
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ISBN: 9780553385243
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Napoleon in Egypt

Written by Paul Strathern


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: September 15, 2009
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In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte, only twenty-eight, set sail for Egypt with 335 ships, 40,000 soldiers, and a collection of scholars, artists, and scientists to establish an eastern empire. He saw himself as a liberator, freeing the Egyptians from oppression. But Napoleon wasn’t the first—nor the last—who tragically misunderstood Muslim culture. Marching... Read more >
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La Belle France
La Belle France
Written by Alistair Horne
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ISBN: 9780307426536
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La Belle France

Written by Alistair Horne


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

La Belle France is a sweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are the hallmarks of the acclaimed British historian Alistair Horne. It recounts the hugely absorbing story of the country that has contributed to the world so much talent, style, and political innovation.

Beginning with... Read more >
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The French Revolution
The French Revolution
Written by Thomas Carlyle, Introduction by John D. Rosenberg
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307432223
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The French Revolution
A History
Written by Thomas Carlyle
Introduction by John D. Rosenberg


Format: eBook, 848 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

The book that established Thomas Carlyle’s reputation when first published in 1837, this spectacular historical masterpiece has since been accepted as the standard work on the subject. It combines a shrewd insight into character, a vivid realization of the picturesque, and a singular ability to bring the past to blazing life... Read more >
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Germaine De Stael, Daughter of the Enlightenment
Germaine De Stael, Daughter of the Enlightenment
Written by Sergine Dixon
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ISBN: 9781591025603
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Germaine De Stael, Daughter of the Enlightenment
The Writer and Her Turbulent Era
Written by Sergine Dixon


Format: Trade Paperback, 303 pages
On Sale: October 31, 2007
Price: $38.99

One of the most fascinating and influential women in French history was Germaine de Staël (1766-1817). Raised in a stimulating intellectual environment by parents connected to the court of Louis XVI, she became an internationally known writer, intellectual, and political activist. As the engaging, intelligent host of a popular salon in... Read more >
Into A Paris Quartier
Reine Margot's Chapel & Other Haunts of St.-Germain
Written by Diane Johnson


Format: eBook0
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $10.95

As a child, Diane Johnson was entranced by The Three Musketeers, dashing 17th-century residents of the famous romantic quartier called St.-Germain-des-Prés. Now, the paperback edition of her delightful book will take even more Americans to the richly historic part of the city that has always attracted us, from Ben Franklin in... Read more >
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Into a Paris Quartier
Into a Paris Quartier
Written by Diane Johnson
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ISBN: 9780792262084
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Into a Paris Quartier
Reine Margot's Chapel and Other Haunts of St.-Germain
Written by Diane Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: November 21, 2006
Price: $10.95

As a child, Diane Johnson was entranced by The Three Musketeers, dashing 17th-century residents of the famous romantic quartier called St.-Germain-des-Prés. Now, the paperback edition of her delightful book will take even more Americans to the richly historic part of the city that has always attracted us, from Ben Franklin in... Read more >
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