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The Return of Martin Guerre
The Return of Martin Guerre
by Natalie Davis
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The Inventive Peasant Arnaud du Tilh had almost persuaded the learned judges at the Parlement of Toulouse, when on a summer's day in 1560 a man swaggered into the court on a wooden leg, denounced Arnaud, and reestablished his claim to the identity... (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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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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Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France
Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France
by Peter Mayle
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In his most delightful foray into the wonders of Proven&#231al life, Peter Mayle returns to France and puts behind him cholesterol worries, shopping by phone, California wines, and other concerns that plagued him after too much time away. In Encore... (read more)

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Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
by Pierre Bourdieu
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No judgement of taste is innocent. In a word, we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu brilliantly illuminates this situation of the middle class in the modern world. France's leading sociologist focusses here on the French bourgeoisie, its tastes 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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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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The American Enemy: The History of French Anti-Americanism
The American Enemy: The History of French Anti-Americanism
by Philippe Roger
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< div> Georges-Louis Buffon, an eighteenth-century French scientist, was the first to promote the widespread idea that nature in the New World was deficient; in America, which he had never visited, dogs don't bark, birds don't sing, and& #8212;... (read more)

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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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Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends Through the Great Wa
Twilight of the Belle Epoque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends Through the Great Wa
by Mary Mcauliffe
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"After the Franco-German War of 1871 — 1872, Paris experienced a remarkable artistic, literary, and scientific surge in the midst of immense political and religious turbulence, reshaping worldviews to embrace rapid change and immortalizing the... (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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Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet
Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet
by Ruth Reichl
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For sixty years the best food writers have been sending dispatches from Paris to Gourmet. At once unique and universal, these essays by Joseph Wechsberg, Naomi Barry, and Diane Johnson, among others, present tantalizing glimpses of culinary life in the... (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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Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris
Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris
by Steven Levingston
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The thrilling—and so wonderfully French—story of a gruesome 1889 murder of a lascivious court official by a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress, an international manhunt, a sensational trial, and an inquiry into the limits of hypnotic... (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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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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La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life
La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life
by Elaine Sciolino
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France is a seductive country, seductive in its elegance, its beauty, its sensual pleasures, and its joie de vivre. Elaine Sciolino, the longtime Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, has discovered that seduction is much more. It is the key to... (read more)

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On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town
On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town
by Susan Loomis
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Susan Loomis arrived in Paris twenty years ago with little more than a student loan and the contents of a suitcase to sustain her. But what began then as an apprenticeship at La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine evolved into a lifelong immersion in French cuisine... (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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Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
by Antonia Fraser
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chapter one A Small Archduchess "Her Majesty has been very happily delivered of a small, but completely healthy Archduchess." Count Khevenhuller, Court Chamberlain, 1755 On 2 November 1755 the Queen-Empress was in labour all day with her... (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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