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  • Joan of Arc

    ‘Joan of Arc’ is Mark Twain’s novel and was published as a complete work under his name in 1896. One finds a remarkably accurate biography of the life and mission of ‘Joan of Arc’ told by one of this country's greatest storytellers. The very fact that Mark Twain wrote this book and wrote it the way he did is a powerful testimony to the attractive power of the Catholic Church's saints. This is a ... Read more

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  • Metronome

    A History of Paris from the Underground Up

    A phenomenal bestseller in France, Metronome presents a fascinating history of Paris through the lens of the city's iconic Metro systemDid you know that the last Gallic warriors massacred by the Romans lie beneath the Eiffel Tower? That the remains of Paris's first cathedral are under a parking lot in the Fifth District? Metronome follows Loránt Deutsch, historian and lifelong Francophile, as he ... Read more

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  • Sailor of Liberty

    'Rivals the immortal Patrick O'Brian' Angus Donald

    by J. D. Davies ...
    Series Book 1 - The Philippe Kermorvant Thrillers
    The call of the republic, the weight of destiny. A new legend takes to the seas.'A thrilling new adventure series that rivals the immortal Patrick O’Brian' Angus Donald1793. The infant French republic is assailed on all sides, by enemies within and the combined might of the great European monarchies without. A fanatical regime has taken power in Paris.In the midst of these upheavals, Philippe ... Read more

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  • Forest of Foes

    Series Book 9 - The Bernicia Chronicles
    In this action-packed new Bernicia Chronicles adventure from Matthew Harffy, Beobrand finds himself in a dangerous foreign land, caught between warring factions of royalty and the Church.AD 652. Beobrand has been ordered to lead a group of pilgrims to the holy city of Rome. Chief among them is Wilfrid, a novice of the church with some surprisingly important connections. Taking only Cynan and some ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Saboteur

    The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando

    by Paul Kix ...
    In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World War II—Robert de La Rochefoucald, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur—and his daring exploits as a résistant trained by Britain’s Special Operations Executive.A scion of one of the most ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Normandy '44

    D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France

    by James Holland ...
    A history of World War II’s Operation Overlord, from the campaign’s planning to its execution, as Allied forces battled to take France back from Germany.D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the seventy-six days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed the Allied landing, have become the defining episode of World War II in the west—the object of books, films, television series, and documentaries. Yet as ... Read more

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  • The Fall of the Ottomans

    The Great War in the Middle East

    by Eugene Rogan ...
    "A remarkably readable, judicious and well-researched account" (Financial Times) of World War I in the Middle EastBy 1914 the powers of Europe were sliding inexorably toward war, and they pulled the Middle East along with them into one of the most destructive conflicts in human history. In The Fall of the Ottomans, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan brings the First World War and its immediate ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • A Traveller&Amp;Apos;S History Of Paris

    by Robert Cole ...
    Paris, in many people’s view, is the epitome of the perfect city – beautiful, romantic and imbued with vitality and culture. It is a wonderful place to visit and to live. A ‘pride of place’ mentality has characterised Parisians for centuries: ‘To be in Paris, is to be’ enthused an anonymous correspondent as early as 1323. Packed with fact, anecdote and insight, ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Village of Secrets

    Defying the Nazis in Vichy France

    Series Book 2 - The Resistance Quartet
    “Le Chambon has long been mythologized in France for the actions of its inhabitants. . . . But, as this riveting history shows, the story is more complex. . . . If the picture Moorhead paints is messier than the myth, this only serves to enhance the heroism of the main actors.”— The New YorkerFrom the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Dawn of the Belle Epoque

    The Paris of Monet, Zola, Bernhardt, Eiffel, Debussy, Clemenceau, and Their Friends

    A humiliating military defeat by Bismarck's Germany, a brutal siege, and a bloody uprising—Paris in 1871 was a shambles, and the question loomed, "Could this extraordinary city even survive?"With the addition of an evocative new preface, Mary McAuliffe takes the reader back to these perilous years following the abrupt collapse of the Second Empire and France's uncertain venture into the Third ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Once Upon a Time World

    The Dark and Sparkling Story of the French Riviera

    Chronicling two-hundred years of glamour, intrigue, and hedonism, this rich and vivid history of the French Riviera features a vast cast of characters, from Pablo Picasso and Coco Chanel to Andre Matisse and James Baldwin.1835, Lord Brougham founded Cannes, introducing bathing and the manicured lawn to the wilds of the Mediterranean coast. Today, much of that shore has become a concrete mass from ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Marie Antoinette

    The Journey

    France's iconic queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was alternately revered and reviled during her lifetime. For centuries since, she has been the object of debate, speculation, and the fascination so often accorded illustrious figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted child was thrust onto the royal stage and ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Joseph Fouché: Portrait of a Politician

    by Stefan Zweig ...
    Joseph Fouché: Portrait of a Politician by Stefan Zweig (translated from the German by Eden and Cedar Paul, with a chronology of Stefan Zweig's life and a bibliography of works by and about Stefan Zweig in English by Randolph Klawiter; 89,000 words and three illustrations)This Plunkett Lake Press eBook is produced by arrangement with Viking, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • A Train in Winter

    An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France

    Series Book 1 - The Resistance Quartet
    In January 1943, 230 women of the French Resistance were sent to the death camps by the Nazis who had invaded and occupied their country. This is their story, told in full for the first time—a searing and unforgettable chronicle of terror, courage, defiance, survival, and the power of friendship. Caroline Moorehead, a distinguished biographer, human rights journalist, and the author of Dancing to ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Them

    A Memoir of Parents

    Tatiana du Plessix, the wife of a French diplomat, was a beautiful, sophisticated "white Russian" who had been the muse of the famous Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. Alexander Liberman, the ambitious son of a prominent Russian Jew, was a gifted magazine editor and aspiring artist. As part of the progressive artistic Russian émigré community living in Paris in the 1930s, the two were destined to ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • 1000 Years of Annoying the French

    The author of A Year in the Merde and Talk to the Snail offers a highly biased and hilarious view of French history in this international bestseller.Things have been just a little awkward between Britain and France ever since the Norman invasion in 1066. Fortunately—after years of humorously chronicling the vast cultural gap between the two countries—author Stephen Clarke is perfectly positioned ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne (1812-1813)

    Considered by the majority of commentators to be the quintessential personal narrative of Napoleon’s disastrous 1812 campaign in Russia. The book charts the progress of the Grande Armée toward it’s apogee at the occupation of Moscow, followed by the great fire of Moscow and the looting of the city to the terrible retreat. During the retreat the full horror of the hunger, privation are vividly ... Read more

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  • The French Revolution: A History in Documents

    Edited by Dr Micah Alpaugh ...
    Series series Bloomsbury Sourcebooks
    The French Revolution: A History in Documents explores the rapidly evolving political culture of the French Revolution through first-hand accounts of the revolutionary (and counterrevolutionary) actors themselves. It demonstrates how radical Enlightenment philosophy fused with a governmental crisis to create a moment of new political possibilities unlike any the world had previously seen. In so ... Read more

    $29.99 USD

  • We've Always Had Paris...and Provence

    A Scrapbook of Our Life in France

    Patricia Wells, long recognized as the leading American authority on French food, and her husband, Walter, live the life in France that many of us have often fantasized about. After more than a quarter century, they are as close to being accepted as "French" as any non-natives can be. In this delightful memoir they share in two voices their experiences—the good, the bad, and the funny—offering a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Marie Antoinette

    The Portrait of an Average Woman

    by Stefan Zweig ...
    Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman by Stefan Zweig (translated from the German by Eden and Cedar Paul, with a chronology of Stefan Zweig's life and a bibliography of works by and about Stefan Zweig in English by Randolph Klawiter; 186,000 words, 14 illustrations)Originally published in 1932 and for decades since one of Stefan Zweig’s most popular biographies, this “portrait of an ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Catherine de Medici

    Renaissance Queen of France

    by Leonie Frieda ...
    The inspiration for the STARZ original series, The Serpent Queen — second season premiering July 12th!“A beautifully written portrait of a ruthless, subtle and fearless woman fighting for survival and power in a world of gangsterish brutality, routine assassination and religious mania. . . . Frieda has brought a largely forgotten heroine-villainess and a whole sumptuously vicious era back to life. ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Other Paris

    by Lucy Sante ...
    A trip through Paris as it will never be again-dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemianParis, the City of Light, the city of fine dining and seductive couture and intellectual hauteur, was until fairly recently always accompanied by its shadow: the city of the poor, the outcast, the criminal, the eccentric, the willfully nonconforming. In The Other Paris, Lucy Sante gives us a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Madame de Pompadour

    by Nancy Mitford ...
    When Madame de Pompadour became the mistress of Louis XV, no one expected her to retain his affections for long. A member of the bourgeoisie rather than an aristocrat, she was physically too cold for the carnal Bourbon king, and had so many enemies that she could not travel publicly without risking a pelting of mud and stones. History has loved her little better. Nancy Mitford’s delightfully ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Francisco Franco

    The Times and the Man

    Translated by J. Manuel Espinosa ...
    Francisco Franco: The Times and the Man, is the English translation of Dr. Joaquin Arrara´s’ biography of Francisco Franco Bahamonde, the Spanish general and politician who ruled over Spain as a military dictator from 1939, after the nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War, until his death in 1975—a period commonly known as Francoist Spain in Spanish history.Born in 1892 in El Ferrol, Spain, ... Read more

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