France - History
The Discovery of France
A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War
Hardcover ISBN: 0393059731
A narrative exploration of France's lesser-known landscapes and inhabitants celebrates the country's ancient tribes, prehistoric networks, and early religions, in a historical tour that offers insight into how France was explored, charted, and colonized outside of regions under imperial influence. 25,000 first printing.
The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World''s Fair That Introduced It
Paperback ISBN: 0143117297
The story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world's fair that introduced it In this first general history of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed author of Conquering Gotham-offers an eye- opening look not only at the construction of one of the modern world's most iconic structures, but also the epochal event that surrounded its arrival as a wonder of the world. In this marvelously entertaining portrait of Belle Époque France, fear and loathing over Eiffel's brash design share the spotlight with the celebrities that made the 1889 Exposition Universelle an event to remember-including Buffalo Bill and his sharpshooter Annie Oakley, Thomas Edison, and artists Whistler, Gauguin, and van Gogh. Eiffel's Tower is a richly textured portrait of an era at the dawn of modernity, reveling in the limitless promise of the future.
Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved
Hardcover ISBN: 1616086009
No leader of modern times was more uniquely patriotic thanCharles de Gaulle. As founder and first president of the FifthRepublic, General de Gaulle saw himself as “carrying France on[his] shoulders.
The Gourmands' Way
Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy
Hardcover ISBN: 0374103151
A biography of six writers on food and wine whose lives and careers intersected in mid-twentieth-century France During les trente glorieuses—a thirty-year boom period in France between the end of World War II and the 1974 oil crisis—Paris was not only the world’s most delicious, stylish, and exciting tourist destination; it was also the world capital of gastronomic genius and innovation. The Gourmands’ Way explores the lives and writings of six Americans who chronicled the food and wine of “the glorious thirty,
The Greater Journey
Americans in Paris
Compact Disc ISBN: 1442344180
Relates the story of the American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.
Joan of Arc
Paperback ISBN: 0062384406
"The story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world, as you have never read it before. In Joan of Arch : a history, Helen Castor tells this gripping story afresh: forwards, not backwards. Instead of an icon, she gives us a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt, a roaring girl who, in fighting the English, was also taking sides in a bloody civil war. We meet this extraordinary girl amid the tumultuous events of her extraordinary world where no one--not Joanherself, nor the people around her, princes, bishops, soldiers or peasants--knew what would happen next"--Provided by publisher.
How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation
Hardcover ISBN: 1250048591
The New York Times best-selling author of That Woman traces the experiences of women in Nazi-occupied Paris, detailing how, while men were fighting in the war or forced to work in German factories, women worked desperately to care for their families and survive while enduring daily contact with occupying forces.
The Last Queen of France
Paperback ISBN: 0312283334
A stunning new biography of the legendary French queen explores the scandal, intrigue, and regal extravagance surrounding her life, as well as the events leading up to her death on the guillotine. Reprint.
Mont Saint Michel and Chartres
Paperback ISBN: 0140390545
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 breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring and inventive conceits, Adams looks at the ordinary people, places, and events in the context of the social conventions and systems of thought and belief of the thirteenth century turning the study of history into a kind of theater. As Raymond Carney discusses in his introduction, Adams' freeedom from the European traditions of study lends an exuberance?and puckish wit?to his writings.