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Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris
Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris
by Graham Robb
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This is the Paris you never knew. From the Revolution to the present, Graham Robb has distilled a series of astonishing true narratives, all stranger than fiction, of the lives of the great, the near-great, and the forgotten. A young artillery lieutenant,... (read more)

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Paris Under Water
Paris Under Water
by Jeffrey H Jackson
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In the winter of 1910, the river that brought life to Paris quickly became a force of destruction.  Torrential rainfall saturated the soil, and faulty engineering created a perfect storm of conditions that soon drowned Parisian streets, homes,... (read more)

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The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
by Tom Reiss
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By the author of the internationally bestselling biography The Orientalist, The Black Count brings to life one of history’s great forgotten heroes: a man almost unknown today yet with a personal story that is strikingly familiar.  His... (read more)

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Love & Louis XIV
Love & Louis XIV
by Antonia Fraser
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Louis XIV, the highly-feted Sun King, was renowned for his political and cultural influence and for raising France to a new level of prominence in seventeenth-century Europe. And yet, as Antonia Fraser keenly describes, he was equally legendary in the... (read more)

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The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War
The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War
by Graham Robb
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A narrative of exploration--full of strange landscapes and even stranger inhabitants--that explains the enduring fascination of France. While Gustave Eiffel was changing the skyline of Paris, large parts of France were still terra incognita. Even in the... (read more)

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Days of the French Revolution
Days of the French Revolution
by Christopher Hibbert
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Works from Les Misirables by Victor Hugo to Citizens by Simon Schama have been inspired by the French Revolution. Now available for the first time in years, The Days of the French Revolution brings to life the events that changed the future of Western... (read more)

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The Heroic City: Paris, 1945-1958
The Heroic City: Paris, 1945-1958
by Rosemary Wakeman
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The Heroic City is a sparkling account of the fate of Pariss public spaces in the years following Nazi occupation and joyful liberation. Countering the traditional narrative that Pariss public landscape became sterile and dehumanized in the 1940s and... (read more)

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Colors of Provence: Traditions, Recipes, and Home Decorations from the South of France
Colors of Provence: Traditions, Recipes, and Home Decorations from the South of France
by Michel Biehn
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Under the bright Provencal sun, the colors of earth, stone, trees, fruits, and flowers give this region its unique character and beauty—from the deep purple of lavender fields to the radiant yellow of sunflowers, and from the bright red of vine... (read more)

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Eiffel's Tower: The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World's Fair That Introduced It
Eiffel's Tower: The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World's Fair That Introduced It
by Jill Jonnes
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The story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world's fair that introduced it In this first general history of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed author of Conquering Gotham-offers an eye- opening look not only at the... (read more)

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Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation
Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation
by Charles Glass
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"[A]n impressive achievement: a boot-level take on the conflict that is fresh without being cynically revisionist." --The New Republic A groundbreaking history of ordinary soldiers struggling on the front lines, The Deserters offers a completely new... (read more)

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When the World Spoke French
When the World Spoke French
by Marc Fumaroli
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A New York Review Books Original During the eighteenth century, from the death of Louis XIV until the Revolution, French culture set the standard for all of Europe. In Sweden, Austria, Italy, Spain, England, Russia, and Germany, among kings and queens... (read more)

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Dreyfus
Dreyfus
by Ruth Harris
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National Jewish Book Awards Winner In 1894, Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army, was wrongfully convicted of being a spy for Germany and was imprisoned on Devils Island. Oxford historian Ruth Harris presents the scandal of the... (read more)

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Marianne in Chains: Daily Life in the Heart of France During the German Occupation
Marianne in Chains: Daily Life in the Heart of France During the German Occupation
by Robert Gildea
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In France, the German occupation is called simply the dark years. There were only the good French who resisted and the bad French who collaborated. Marianne in Chains, a broad and provocative history drawing on previously unseen archives, firsthand... (read more)

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The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc
The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc
by Nancy Goldstone
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The author of Four Queens offers a mesmerizing account of two extraordinary heroines who risked everything for France. Joan of Arc, the brave peasant girl who heard the voices of angels and helped restore her king to the throne of France, astonished her... (read more)

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How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance
How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance
by Marilyn Yalom
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“Absolutely marvelous…lively and learned….Marilyn Yaloms book is a distinguished contribution to our experience of a great literature, as well as an endearing memoir.”—Diane Johnson, author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le... (read more)

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Paris: The Secret History
Paris: The Secret History
by Andrew Hussey
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“Vivid, informed, delectably readable…an enlightened introduction to the citys best-kept secrets. No visitor to France should go without it.”—Sunday Times (UK) Paris captures everyones imaginations: Its a backdrop for Prousts... (read more)

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Metronome: A History of Paris from the Underground Up
Metronome: A History of Paris from the Underground Up
by Lorant Deutsch
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A phenomenal bestseller in France, Metronome presents a fascinating history of Paris through the lens of the city's iconic Metro system Did you know that the last Gallic warriors massacred by the Romans lie beneath the Eiffel Tower? That the remains of... (read more)

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Paris in Color
Paris in Color
by Nichole Robertson
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Take a journey through the world's most romantic city, traveling from color to magnificent color with this beguiling book. An orange caf chair, bright blue bicycles against a fence, a weathered white door--Nichole Robertson's sumptuous photographs of the... (read more)

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Pages from the Goncourt Journal (New York Review Books Classics)
Pages from the Goncourt Journal (New York Review Books Classics)
by Robert Baldick
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Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France
Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France
by Robert Darnton
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His latest book vibrates with the strange political and literary energies of ancien régime France. The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France traces the merging of philosophical, sexual, and anti-monarchical interests into the pulp fiction... (read more)

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