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A Life of Her Own: The Transformation of a Countrywoman in 20th-Century France
A Life of Her Own: The Transformation of a Countrywoman in 20th-Century France
by Emilie Carles
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First published in France in 1977, this autobiography vivifies the captivating Carles from her peasant origins in a tiny Alpine village through her work as a teacher, farmer, mother, feminist and political activist.... (read more)

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Into a Paris Quartier: Reine Margot's Chapel and Other Haunts of St.-Germain (National Geographic Directions)
Into a Paris Quartier: Reine Margot's Chapel and Other Haunts of St.-Germain (National Geographic Directions)
by Diane Johnson
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Diane Johnson is a travel writer, biographer, essayist and—most notably—a novelist and three-time National Book Award Finalist, most recently for Le Divorce, a national bestseller which became a major motion picture. Her next novel, Le Mariage (... (read more)

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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. traces the merging of philosophical, sexual, and anti-monarchical interests into the pulp fiction of the 1780s, banned books that make fascinating reading... (read more)

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The Royal House of Monaco: Dynasty of Glamour, Tragedy and Scandal
The Royal House of Monaco: Dynasty of Glamour, Tragedy and Scandal
by John Glatt
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"Royalty watchers will find Glatt's findings intriguing."--Tampa Tribune "Bottom line: How do you say 'juicy' in French?"--People... (read more)

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News of Paris: American Journalists in the City of Light Between the Wars
News of Paris: American Journalists in the City of Light Between the Wars
by Ronald Weber
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The great American exodus to Paris after World War I included not only writers and artists but journalists. They came by the score, the raw and the accomplished, and in their baggage most carried the dream of eventually becoming poets, short-story... (read more)

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The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France
The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France
by Eric Jager
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USAdvance Praise for The Last Duel “This high-suspense, sanguinary tale ensnares readers. . . . The tension is nearly unendurable. . . . Sex, savagery, and high-level political maneuvers energize a splendid piece of popular history.” &... (read more)

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Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism
Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism
by Marina Warner
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Marina Warner is a historian and novelist; among her books are No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling, and Making Mock (1998), From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers (1995), and Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the... (read more)

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Madame Tussaud: A Life in Wax
Madame Tussaud: A Life in Wax
by Kate Berridge
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“Full of fascinating and unexpectedly lively stuff.” New Statesman for Vigor... (read more)

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Social Change in Modern France: Towards a Cultural Anthropology of the Fifth Republic
Social Change in Modern France: Towards a Cultural Anthropology of the Fifth Republic
by Henri Mendras and Alistair Cole
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Tracing the profound transformations of French society over the past thirty years reveals how the institutions of the Third Republic have been weakened, destroyed, or severely altered as a consequence of accelerated industrialization.... (read more)

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Emilie Du Chatelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment
Emilie Du Chatelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment
by Judith P Zinsser
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Judith P. Zinsser is co-author of the landmark two-volume history of European women, A History of Their Own, and teaches at Miami University in Ohio. A recognized expert on the Marquise Du Châtelet, she was featured in October on the PBS Nova... (read more)

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My Life in Politics
My Life in Politics
by Jacques Chirac
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Two-time president of France, mayor of Paris, and international politician, Jacques Chirac stands with Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, and Margaret Thatcher as one of the most iconic statesmen of the twentieth century. In this revealing and informative... (read more)

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The Coming of the French Revolution: With a New Preface by R.R. Palmer (Princeton Paperbacks)
The Coming of the French Revolution: With a New Preface by R.R. Palmer (Princeton Paperbacks)
by Georges Lefebvre
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The Description for this book, The Coming of the French Revolution, will be forthcoming.... (read more)

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Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France (P.S.)
Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France (P.S.)
by Lucy Moore
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“A fresh history . . . riveting and revelatory. Booklist (starred review)... (read more)

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Madame Tussaud: A Life in Wax
Madame Tussaud: A Life in Wax
by Kate Berridge
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“An interesting look at how the instability of the French Revolution helped spawn a profitable enterprise.” Miami... (read more)

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A Place in the World Called Paris
A Place in the World Called Paris
by Steven Barclay
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Miles Hyman has illustrated numerous books for adults and children. His work has been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo, La Villette, and the Eiffel Tower. He now lives in Los Angeles. Susan Sontag has written many books, most recently a novel, In America,... (read more)

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The Political Testament of Cardinal Richelieu: The Significant Chapters and Supporting Selections
The Political Testament of Cardinal Richelieu: The Significant Chapters and Supporting Selections
by Cardinal Richelieu
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“Hill has prepared an excellent translation of the more important parts of the Political Testament; his notes are clear, concise, informative, and accurate, and his short introduction will provide students who wish to delve into the French original... (read more)

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Seducing the French: Dilemma of Americanization
Seducing the French: Dilemma of Americanization
by Richard Kuisel
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Richard F. Kuisel is Professor of History at the State University of New York, Stonybrook and the author of Capitalism and the State in Modern France (1981).... (read more)

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Man Behind the Iron Mask
Man Behind the Iron Mask
by John Noone
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“A highly readable account . . . So wild, at times lurid, are the many twists of plot . . . that there is something to satisfy all tastes in the history of this powerfully tenacious French obsession.” —The New York Times Book... (read more)

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French Lessons: A Memoir
French Lessons: A Memoir
by Alice Kaplan
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Alice Kaplan is the author of French Lessons: A Memoir, The Collaborator, The Interpreter, and Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis, and the translator of OK, Joe, The Difficulty of Being a Dog,... (read more)

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The ceremonial city :Toulouse observed, 1738-1780
The ceremonial city :Toulouse observed, 1738-1780
by Robert A Schneider
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"[Robert Schneider] has captured the festival in all of its color and diversity with an evocative style that stands as a significant contribution to cultural history. Readers will find the immediacy of place, pageant, and popular ritual behavior... (read more)

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