France - History
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.
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.
An Adventure History of Paris
Hardcover ISBN: 0393067246
The author of The Discovery of France reveals the historical secrets of the City of Light from the Revolution to the present, including how Marie Antoinette was unable to flee the city because she lacked a reliable map.
Sleeping With The Enemy
Coco Chanel's Secret War
Paperback ISBN: 0307475913
Discusses how the famous French fashion designer became a German intelligence operative during World War II, including how and why she was enlisted in spy missions, and how she rebuilt her empire after her post-war exile.
Biography of a City
Hardcover ISBN: 0670033936
A history of the "city of lights" profiles it as one of the world's most culturally significant locales, in an accessible volume that covers such events as Paris's settlement at the end of the Stone Age, its role in numerous social and political revolutions, its survival of the Middle Age plague, and the cultural and architectural achievements of the Impressionist era. 25,000 first printing.
Americans in Paris
Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation
Paperback ISBN: 0143118668
An unforgettable portrait of the diverse American community in Paris during the occupation. From the spring of 1940 to liberation in the summer of 1944, Americans in Paris recounts tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit, and survival under the brutal Nazi occupation through the eyes of the Americans who lived through it all. Renowned journalist Charles Glass tells the story of a remarkable cast of five thousand expatriates-artists, writers, scientists, playboys, musicians, cultural mandarins, and ordinary businessmen-and their struggles in Nazi Paris. Glass's discovery of letters, diaries, war documents, and police files reveals as never before how Americans were trapped in a web of intrigue, collaboration, and courage.
A Great and Glorious Adventure
A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England
Paperback ISBN: 1605988421
A military historian describes the fighting and the fighters throughout the span of the Hundred Years War, which pitted the English against the French in a dispute over inheritance rights to the throne between 1337 and 1453. 10,000 first printing.