France - History
We'll Always Have Paris: Sex And Love in the City of Light
We'll Always Have Paris
Sex And Love in the City of Light
Paperback      ISBN: 0060832886
A witty, personal view of Paris as it appears to the emotionally and intellectually hungry of the world furnishes a guided cultural tour of the people and places associated with the Parisian legend and explores the city's legend as a place to find love. Original. 35,000 first printing.
When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends
When Paris Sizzled
The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends
Hardcover      ISBN: 1442253320
When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, when art and architecture, music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation and behavior all took dramatically new forms. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, Mary McAuliffe brings this vibrant era to life.
When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends
When Paris Sizzled
The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends
Paperback      ISBN: 1538121808
When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, when art and architecture, music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and behavior all took dramatically new forms. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, Mary McAuliffe brings this vibrant era to life.
When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944
When Paris Went Dark
The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944
Paperback      ISBN: 0316217433
Describes what life was like in Paris after June 1940, when the Nazis occupied France, juxtaposing the eerie sense of normalcy felt by many Parisians with the passion of the strong resistance movement that rose around Charles de Gaulle. 20,000 first printing.
When Poetry Ruled the Streets: The French May Events of 1968
When Poetry Ruled the Streets
The French May Events of 1968
Paperback      ISBN: 0791449661
Offers a complete survey of the French May Events of 1968 through narrative, analysis, and documents.
Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters
Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters
Paperback      ISBN: 0300168144
In December 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a brilliant French artillery officer and a Jew of Alsatian descent, was court-martialed for selling secrets to the German military attaché in Paris based on perjured testimony and trumped-up evidence. The sentence was military degradation and life imprisonment on Devil’s Island, a hellhole off the coast of French Guiana. Five years later, the case was overturned, and eventually Dreyfus was completely exonerated. Meanwhile, the Dreyfus Affair tore France apart, pitting Dreyfusards—committed to restoring freedom and honor to an innocent man convicted of a crime committed by another—against nationalists, anti-Semites, and militarists who preferred having an innocent man rot to exposing the crimes committed by ministers of war and the army’s top brass in order to secure Dreyfus’s conviction. Was the Dreyfus Affair merely another instance of the rise in France of a virulent form of anti-Semitism? In Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters, the acclaimed novelist draws upon his legal expertise to create a riveting account of the famously complex case, and to remind us of the interest each one of us has in the faithful execution of laws as the safeguard of our liberties and honor.
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
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0691178232
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 a merciless exposé of left-wing political folly and cross-cultural misunderstanding with a spirited defense of the 1960s, The Wind from the East tells the colorful story of this legendary period in France. Richard Wolin shows how French students and intellectuals, inspired by their perceptions of the Cultural Revolution, and motivated by utopian hopes, incited grassroots social movements and reinvigorated French civic and cultural life. Wolin’s riveting narrative reveals that Maoism’s allure among France’s best and brightest actually had little to do with a real understanding of Chinese politics. Instead, it paradoxically served as a vehicle for an emancipatory transformation of French society. Recounting the cultural and political odyssey of French students and intellectuals in the 1960s, The Wind from the East illustrates how the Maoist phenomenon unexpectedly sparked a democratic political sea change in France.
With Eagles to Glory: Napoleon and his German Allies in the 1809 Campaign
With Eagles to Glory
Napoleon and his German Allies in the 1809 Campaign
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1784383090
When Napoleon's Grand Armee went to war against the might of the Habsburg empire in 1809, its forces included more than 100,000 allied German troops. From his earliest imperial campaigns, these troops provided played a key role as Napoleon swept from victory to victory and in 1809 their fighting abilities were crucial to the campaign. In this epic
World War II Vichy French Security Troops
World War II Vichy French Security Troops
Paperback      ISBN: 1472827759
A detailed study into the significant but little-known arm of the Axis security machinery in occupied Europe--the Vichy French Security Troops, the collaborators who hunted the Resistance.