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From the author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion --a brilliant look at the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris through the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes.…
Wine and War: The French, The Nazis, And The Battle For France's Greatest Treasure
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The remarkable untold story of France’s courageous, clever vinters who protected and rescued the country’s most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II. "To be a Frenchman means to fight for your country and its wine."…
Paris on the Brink: The 1930s Paris of Jean Renoir, Salvador Dalí, Simone de Beauvoir, André Gide…
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Paris on the Brink vividly portrays the City of Light during the tumultuous 1930s, from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to war and German Occupation. This was a dangerous and turbulent decade, during which workers flexed their economic muscle and their opponents…
Notre-dame: A Short History Of The Meaning Of Cathedrals
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“The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling…
Franzosen im «Reichseinsatz»: Deportation, Zwangsarbeit, Alltag. Erfahrungen und Erinnerungen von…
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Der in Deutschland lange verdrängte, in Frankreich bis heute tabuisierte Einsatz von Kriegsgefangenen und Zivilarbeitern in der deutschen Kriegswirtschaft wird am Beispiel Bremens untersucht. Die Analyse von Requirierung und Arbeitseinsatz erstreckt sich von der…
The Man In The Red Coat

The Man In The Red Coat

by JULIAN BARNES

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|February 18, 2020

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The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty, revelatory tour of Belle Époque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi. IN THE SUMMER OF 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few…
The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre

by Natalie Zemon Davis

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|October 15, 1984

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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, property, and…
The Old Regime And The French Revolution
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The most important contribution to our understanding of the French Revolution was written almost one hundred years ago by Alexis de Tocqueville.
Citizens without Sovereignty: Equality and Sociability in French Thought, 1670-1789
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In a wide-ranging interpretation of French thought in the years 1670-1789, Daniel Gordon takes us through the literature of manners and moral philosophy, theology and political theory, universal history and economics to show how French thinkers sustained a sense…
A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution
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The Last Baron: The Paris Kidnapping That Brought Down An Empire

The Last Baron: The Paris Kidnapping That Brought Down An Empire

by Tom Sancton

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|April 5, 2022

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Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History
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The landmark history of France and French culture in the eighteenth-century, a winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their…
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