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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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How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City
How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City
by Joan Dejean
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At the start of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for a few monuments, but it had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like many European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But within a century, Paris would be transformed into... (read more)

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Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
by Kathryn Harrison
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A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France (P.S.)
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France (P.S.)
by Caroline Moorehead
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They were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and housewives; a singer at the Paris Opera; a midwife; a dental surgeon. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, printed subversive newspapers, hid resisters, secreted Jews to safety, transported weapons... (read more)

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The Arcades Project
The Arcades Project
by Walter Benjamin
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"To great writers," Walter Benjamin once wrote, "finished works weigh lighter than those fragments on which they labor their entire lives." Conceived in Paris in 1927 and still in progress when Benjamin fled the Occupation in 1940, The Arcades Project... (read more)

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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution
Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution
by Simon Schama
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Instead of the dying Old Regime, Schama presents an ebullient country, vital and inventive, infatuated with novelty and technology--a strikingly fresh view of Louis XVI's France. A New York Times bestseller in hardcover. 200 illustrations.... (read more)

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
by David McCullough
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As David McCullough writes, “Not all pioneers went west.” In The Greater Journey, he tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and... (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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The Black Count is the story of Alex Dumas, the father of Alexandre Dumas and inspiration for some of the best adventure fiction ever written. Alex Dumas's life is stranger than fiction in a time when hope for the common man, equality, and emancipation... (read more)

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
by David McCullough
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The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring — and until now, untold — story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830... (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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Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
by Donald Kladstrup
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [270]-273).... (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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While Gustave Eiffel was changing the skyline of Paris, large parts of France were still terra incognita. Even in the age of railways and newspapers, France was a land of ancient tribal divisions, prehistoric communication networks, and pre-Christian... (read more)

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Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
by Alison Weir
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Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life of the first Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York, Henry’s mother and Elizabeth&... (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 Reborn: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City
Paris Reborn: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City
by Stephane Kirkland
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Stephane Kirkland gives an engrossing account of Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and one of the greatest transformations of a major city in modern history   Traditionally known as a dirty, congested, and dangerous city, 19th Century Paris, France... (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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Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France
Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France
by Nicholas Shakespeare
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When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt, Priscilla, he was completely unaware of where this discovery would take him and what he would learn about her hidden past. The glamorous, mysterious figure he... (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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Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris
Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris
by Eric Jager
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"UCLA professor and expert in medieval literature Jager (The Last Duel) examines the sensational assassination which rocked 15th Century France, as he explores the life, death, and legacy of Louis of Orleans. Drawing on extensive reports detailing the... (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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