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Dreaming in French
Dreaming in French
by Alice Kaplan
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A year in Paris . . . since World War II, countless American students have been lured by that vision—and been transformed by their sojourn in the City of Light. Dreaming in French tells three stories of that experience, and how it changed the... (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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A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of Francois Mitterrand (John MacRae Books)
A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of Francois Mitterrand (John MacRae Books)
by Philip Short
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The man who changed the course of modern France In 1981, François Mitterrand became Frances first popularly elected socialist president. By the time he completed his mandate, he had led the country for 14 years, longer than any other French... (read more)

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Muslim Girls and the Other France: Race, Identity Politics, and Social Exclusion
Muslim Girls and the Other France: Race, Identity Politics, and Social Exclusion
by Trica Daniel Keaton
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"[Keaton] provides the most in-depth analysis of the predicament of French Arabs and Africans living in the suburbs of Paris.... [O]ne can read the book through the lens of such great African American writers and activists as Richard Wright, James... (read more)

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The Changing French Political System
The Changing French Political System
by Robert (edt) Elgie
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Examining the nature of the Fifth Republic after its first 42 years, this study looks at the challenges posed by new parties and new expressions of political mobilization. Entrenched policy routines are being undermined by the emergence of new actors and... (read more)

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France: Political and Social Change
France: Political and Social Change
by John Girling
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John Girling provides an informative and stimulating overview of French life in a climate of globalization and European integration. He critically examines the residual values of grandeur and elitism in the administrative, political and economic... (read more)

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France Since the Popular Front: Government and People 1936-1996
France Since the Popular Front: Government and People 1936-1996
by Maurice Larkin
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This comprehensive and readable history of contemporary France sets the changing fortunes of government and people in a broad, international context. Larkin details the evolution of French political life from the short-lived Third and Fourth Republics to... (read more)

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The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s
The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s
by Richard Wolin
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Michel Foucault, Jean-Paul Sartre, Julia Kristeva, Phillipe Sollers, and Jean-Luc Godard. During the 1960s, a who's who of French thinkers, writers, and artists, spurred by China's Cultural Revolution, were seized with a fascination for Maoism. Combining... (read more)

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The Beginning of the End: France, May 1968
The Beginning of the End: France, May 1968
by Angelo Quattrocchi
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In May 1968, France stood on the verge of full-blooded revolution. Here a rhythmic, vivid evocation from eyewitness Angelo Quattrocchi is complemented by Tom Nairn’s cool and elegant appraisal to tell the astonishing story of those heady days... (read more)

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Ethnicity & Equality: France in the Balance
Ethnicity & Equality: France in the Balance
by Azouz Begag
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In the fall of 2005 the streets of France were rocked by civil disturbances on a scale unseen for decades. Only months earlier Azouz Begag, Frances first minister for equal opportunities and first-ever cabinet minister of North African immigrant origin... (read more)

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The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s
The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s
by Richard Wolin
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"Most accounts of 1968 in Paris are either bathed in nostalgia or marinated in disappointment. We are thus all in Richard Wolin's debt for his careful and dispassionate account of those years. The Wind from the East is by far the best history I have read... (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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France Since 1945
France Since 1945
by Robert Gildea
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The last fifty years of French history have seen immense challenges for the French: constructing a new European order, building a modern economy, searching for a stable political system. It has also been a time of anxiety and doubt. The French have had... (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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Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology #98: Education and Identity in Rural France
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology #98: Education and Identity in Rural France
by Deborah Reed Danahay
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In an ethnographic study of a remote community in the Auvergne, Dr Reed-Danahay challenges conventional views about the French school system.... (read more)

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Dawn, Dusk or Night: A Year with Nicolas Sarkozy
Dawn, Dusk or Night: A Year with Nicolas Sarkozy
by Yasmina Reza
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An enormous success in France and a media sensation around the world, Yasmina Rezas Dawn, Dusk or Night will startle English-language readers with its utterly unorthodox (and candid and witty) portrait of a man in his quest for ultimate power. In... (read more)

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Paris: After the Liberation 1944-1949
Paris: After the Liberation 1944-1949
by Antony Beevor
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In this brilliant synthesis of social, political, and cultural history, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayal of the City of Lights after its liberation. Paris became the diplomatic battleground in the opening stages... (read more)

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The French Challenge: Adapting to Globalization
The French Challenge: Adapting to Globalization
by Philip H Gordon
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The French Challenge deals with France's effort to adapt to globalization and its consequences for France's economy, cultural identity, domestic politics, and foreign relations. By examining a wide variety of possible measures of globalization and... (read more)

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The Meaning of Sarkozy
The Meaning of Sarkozy
by Alain Badiou
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Alain Badiou, France’s leading radical theorist and commentator, dissects the Sarkozy phenomenon in this sharp, focused intervention. He argues that the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as President does not necessarily signal a crucial turning point in... (read more)

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Politics in France
Politics in France
by Charles Hauss
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This work by Hauss (public and international affairs, George Mason U.) is an introductory textbook on French politics. He approaches the topic from within a relatively standard format, first offering chapters that provide an overview of political and... (read more)

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