France - History
Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation
Les Parisiennes
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.
Operation Dragoon: The Allied Liberation of the South of France: 1944  
Operation Dragoon
The Allied Liberation of the South of France: 1944  
Hardcover      ISBN: 1681778602
The best-selling author of We'll Meet Again presents a narrative account of the 1944 Operation Dragoon Allied liberation of the South of France, chronicling major campaign stages while exploring the pivotal contributions of the French.
The Other Paris
The Other Paris
Paperback      ISBN: 0374536457
"A trip through Paris as it will never be again--dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemian Paris, the City of Light. The city of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, of soft cheese and fresh baguettes. Or so tourist brochures would have you believe. In The Other Paris, Luc Sante reveals the city's hidden past, its seamy underside--one populated by working and criminal classes that, though virtually extinct today, have shaped Paris over the past two centuries. Drawing on testimony from a great range of witnesses--from Balzac and Hugo to assorted boulevardiers, rabble-rousers, and tramps--Sante, whose thorough research is matched only by the vividness of his narration, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour. Richly illustrated with more than three hundred images, The Other Paris scuttles through the knotted streets of pre-Haussmann Paris; through the improvised accommodations of the original bohemians; through the massive garbage dump at Montfaucon, active until 1849, in which, 'at any given time the carcasses of 12,000 horses were left to rot.' A wildly lively survey of labor conditions, prostitution, drinking, crime, and popular entertainment, of the reporters, realiste singers, pamphleteers, and poets who chronicled their evolution, The Other Paris is a book meant to upend the story of the French capital, to reclaim the city from the bon vivants and the speculators, and to hold a light to the works and days of the forgotten poor"--
Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied France
Avenue of Spies
A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied France
Hardcover      ISBN: 0804140030
Documents the story of American doctor Sumner Jackson in Nazi-occupied Paris and his life-risking espionage contributions to the French resistance during World War II.
Citysketch Paris: Nearly 100 Creative Prompts for Sketching the City of Lights: a Doodle Book for Dreamers
Citysketch Paris
Nearly 100 Creative Prompts for Sketching the City of Lights: a Doodle Book for Dreamers
Paperback      ISBN: 1937994384
If you love the city of lights, this whimsical sketch book provides guided prompts so you can sketch your way through Paris, one dream at a time.
Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944: Collaboration, Resistance, and Daily Life in Occupied Paris
Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944
Collaboration, Resistance, and Daily Life in Occupied Paris
Hardcover      ISBN: 0199970866
"Jean Guhenno's Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1945 is the most oft-quoted piece of testimony on life in occupied France. A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Paris and a bitter commentary on literary life in those years, it has also been called "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Caroline Moorehead, Wall Street Journal). Here, David Ball provides not only the first English-translation of this important historical document, but also the first ever annotated, corrected edition. Guâehenno was a well-known political and cultural critic, left-wing but not communist, and uncompromisingly anti-fascist. Unlike most French writers during the Occupation, he refused to pen a word for a publishing industry under Nazi control.He expressed his intellectual, moral, and emotional resistance in this diary: his shame at the Vichy government's collaboration with Nazi Germany, his contempt for its falsely patriotic reactionary ideology, his outrage at its anti-Semitism and its vilification of the Republic it had abolished, his horror at its increasingly savage repression and his disgust with his fellow intellectuals who kept on blithely writing about art and culture as if the Occupation did not exist - not to mention those who praised their new masters in prose and poetry. Also a teacher of French literature, he constantly observed the young people he taught, sometimes saddened by their conformism but always passionately trying to inspire them with the values of the French cultural tradition he loved. Guâehenno's diary often includes his own reflections on the great texts he is teaching, instilling them with special meaning in the context of the Occupation. Complete with meticulous notes and a biographical index, Ball's edition of Guâehenno's epic diary offers readers a deeper understanding not only of the diarist's cultural allusions, but also of the dramatic, historic events through which he lived"--
The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two
The Dreyfus Affair
The Scandal That Tore France in Two
Hardcover      ISBN: 1608194329
The award-winning historian and author of Alive documents the late 19th-century case of a successful Jewish captain in the French artillery command who was wrongly convicted of high treason, chronicling the 12-year effort to secure his freedom and describing the roles of colorful contributors and period anti-Semitism. 25,000 first printing.
The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914-1940
The Embrace of Unreason
France, 1914-1940
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307595153
Exploring the chaotic forces unleashed by the Dreyfus Affair, an acclaimed biographer and cultural historian recounts Europe's—and France's—darkest modern years following the horror of World War I, which resulted in the country's era of militant authoritarianism. 25,000 first printing.
Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France
Encore Provence
New Adventures in the South of France
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679441247
The author continues his celebration of Provence in a new collection of culinary delights, profiles of colorful Gallic characters, and personal observations
France 1940: Defending the Republic
France 1940
Defending the Republic
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300189877
Re-examines the crushing defeat France suffered in 1940, arguing that there is no factual support for the view that France's military unpreparedness and decadent character caused the country's downfall.