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A Year in Provence
A Year in Provence
by Peter Mayle
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A boxed set containing the first two bestselling volumes of Peter Mayles hilarious and heartwarming adventures living in the Provence region of France. A Year in Provence In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to... (read more)

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Two Towns in Provence
Two Towns in Provence
by M F K Fisher
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This memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence is, as the author tells us, "my picture, my map, of a place and therefore of myself...just as much of its reality is based on my own shadows, my inventions." A vibrant and... (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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Millions have visited the museums that bear her name, yet few know much about Madame Tussaud. A celebrated artist, she had both a ringside seat at and a cameo role in the French Revolution. This intelligent, pragmatic businesswoman has also had an... (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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Social Change in Modern France is a concise and lucid account of the profound transformations that have reshaped French society over the past thirty years. The authors show how the characteristic institutions of the Third Republic have been weakened... (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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The captivating biography of the French aristocrat who balanced the demands of her society with passionate affairs of the heart and a brilliant life of the mind Although today she is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire, Gabrielle Emilie... (read more)

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The Master and Minerva
The Master and Minerva
by Helen Solterer
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Can words do damage? For medieval culture, the answer was unambiguously yes. And as Helen Solterer contends, in French medieval culture the representation of women exemplified the use of injurious language. Solterer investigates the debates over women... (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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Much more than a history of 1789. . . . A synthesis, conveying a philosophy of the Revolution as a whole, such as could be written only by a seasoned scholar. . . . The smooth, careful translation preserves the literary merit of the French prose.... (read more)

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Babette: Elisabeth Ullman Wills
Babette: Elisabeth Ullman Wills
by Constance Crawford
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As we quickly learn from Constance Crawford's perceptive and engaging memoir, it was in Babette's nature, in the genes and circumstances she inherited from both her mother and her father, to go against the grain of the high French bourgeoisie into which... (read more)

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Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres (Penguin Classics)
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres (Penguin Classics)
by Henry Brooks Adams
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Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams... (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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The Englishman's Daughter: A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I
The Englishman's Daughter: A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I
by Ben Macintyre
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-241) and index.... (read more)

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Modern French Politics: Analyzing Conflict and Consensus Since 1945
Modern French Politics: Analyzing Conflict and Consensus Since 1945
by Nick Hewlett
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This book is an accessible, original and thought-provoking examination of contemporary French politics. The author clearly explains the most important party political, ideological and electoral developments since the Second World War, focusing on the... (read more)

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Napoleon and the Invasion of Britain
Napoleon and the Invasion of Britain
by Alexandra Franklin
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Twice in five years, the threat of a Napoleonic invasion caused real fear in Britain. In 1798, the country was racked by internal divisions, a fiscal crisis, and widespread social unrest—factors that the French invaders hoped would transform an... (read more)

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Man Behind the Iron Mask
Man Behind the Iron Mask
by John Noone
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"For more than three hundred years the legend of 'the man in the iron mask' has held a place on the stage of human enquiry and debate. From the time of his incarceration during the reign of Louis XIV right through to our modern day, the awful fate of the... (read more)

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Joan of Arc (Penguin Lives Biographies)
Joan of Arc (Penguin Lives Biographies)
by Mary Gordon
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With the passion and grace that mark her bestselling novels of women and faith, Mary Gordon contemplates one of history's earliest and most powerful female martyrs.... (read more)

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French Lessons: A Memoir
French Lessons: A Memoir
by Alice Kaplan
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Brilliantly uniting the personal and the critical, French Lessons is a powerful autobiographical experiment. It tells the story of an American woman escaping into the French language and of a scholar and teacher coming to grips with her history of... (read more)

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The Age of Napoleon
The Age of Napoleon
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Called an outstanding work of popular history by The New York Times, this book is the biography of an enigmatic and legendary personality, as well as the portrait of an entire age. The author explores relevant political, cultural, military, commercial... (read more)

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France in the New Century: Portrait of a Changing Society
France in the New Century: Portrait of a Changing Society
by John Ardagh
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In this authoritative work, John Ardagh explores the lives, society, and cultural fabric of the French people, illuminating this influential and stimulating-if sometimes exasperating-nation. From cultured and stressful Paris to the increasingly... (read more)

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French Seduction: An American's Encounter with France, Her Father, and the Holocaust
French Seduction: An American's Encounter with France, Her Father, and the Holocaust
by Eunice Lipton
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The author takes us on a sensual journey through her love-hate relationship with France.... (read more)

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Discoveries: Napoleon: My Ambition Was Great (Discoveries)
Discoveries: Napoleon: My Ambition Was Great (Discoveries)
by Thierry Lentz
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- The titles in this popular series have a proven track record. - It is a graphic teaching tool, with maps and varied, attractive illustrations. - Its concise treatment of this complex personality manages not only to tell Napoleon's history, but... (read more)

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