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  • Blood Royal

    A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris

    by Eric Jager ...
    A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation.On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone mad. As panic seized Paris, an investigation began. In charge ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Fall of the Ottomans

    The Great War in the Middle East

    by Eugene Rogan ...
    The thrilling and definitive history 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 aftermath in the Middle East to vivid life, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Napoleon

    A Life

    The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War—winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation NapoleonAusterlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

    by Flora Fraser ...
    From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, the brilliant life of Napoleon's favorite sister, with color photos, paintings, and illustrations.Considered by many in Europe to be the most beautiful woman at the turn of the nineteenth century, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese shocked the continent with the boldness of her love affairs, her opulent wardrobe and jewels, her decision to pose nearly nude for ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Burgundians

    A Vanished Empire

    by Bart Van Loo ...
    The story of the Burgundian elite and its remarkable court and culture – an epic of dynastic struggle, artistic achievement and eventual extinction.A Times Book of the Year'Thrillingly colourful and entertaining' Sunday Times'A masterpiece' De Morgen5 stars! Daily Telegraph'A history book that reads like a thriller' Le Soir</em... ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Prince Aage Of Denmark - A Royal Adventurer In The Foreign Legion

    Prince Aage could have lived a remarkably quiet, rich and privileged life as a hereditary prince to the throne of Denmark; however, none of these responsibilities seemed to sit well with the Prince. His thirst for action and danger were only sated by military and amorous adventures; his memoirs are concerned only with his service in the French Foreign Legion in the deserts of Morocco, where there ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The French Revolution

    by Ian Davidson ...
    The French Revolution casts a long shadow, one that reaches into our own time and influences our debates on freedom, equality, and authority. Yet it remains an elusive, perplexing historical event. Its significance morphs according to the sympathies of the viewer, who may see it as a series of gory tableaux, a regrettable slide into uncontrolled anarchy—or a radical reshaping of the political ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • In Defence of the Terror

    Liberty or Death in the French Revolution

    For two hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican tradition celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, defending the Terror that the Revolution inflicted upon on its enemies. But recent decades have brought a marked change in sensibility. The Revolution is no longer judged in terms of historical necessity but rather by “timeless” standards of morality. In this succinct ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The French Revolution: A History in Documents

    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

    $28.39 USD

  • No Surrender

    A World War II Memoir

    by James Sheeran ...
    The Nazis caught him, but they couldn't hold him-a gripping WWII memoir from a D-Day paratrooper and American hero.A paratrooper in the 101st Airborne, James Sheeran was just a kid when he floated into Normandy on D-Day-only to be captured soon afterward by the Germans. Escaping from a POW train bound for Germany, Sheeran traveled behind enemy lines in France, eventually fighting alongside the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Paris

    Deux mille ans d'histoire

    by Jean Favier ...
    Deux mille ans d’histoire ont fait Paris. Au départ, il y a le carrefour des fleuves et des routes. Il y a la Seine et ses îles. Peu à peu, le site s’impose. Mais c’est la capitale qui donne à la ville un destin d’exception, celui d’une ville où tous les Français ont une part de leur histoire, et où se retrouve le monde entier. Tout un pays a nourri la croissance de sa capitale, et le monde a ... Read more

    $36.99 USD

  • Hero of Two Worlds

    The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution

    by Mike Duncan ...
    From the bestselling author of The Storm Before the Storm and host of the Revolutions podcast comes the thrilling story of the Marquis de Lafayette’s lifelong quest to defend the principles of liberty and equalityFew in history can match the revolutionary career of the Marquis de Lafayette. Over fifty incredible years at the heart of the Age of Revolution, he fought courageously on both sides of ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Wine and War

    The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

    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."–Claude Terrail, owner, Restaurant La Tour d’ArgentIn 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Au Revoir to All That

    Food, Wine, and the End of France

    France is in a rut, and so is French cuisine. Twenty-five years ago it was hard to have a bad meal in France; now, in some cities and towns, it is a challenge to find a good one. For the first time in the annals of modern cuisine, the most influential chefs and the most talked-about restaurants in the world are not French. Within France, large segments of the wine industry are in crisis, cherished ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Recollections of Rifleman Harris

    Recollections of Rifleman Harris is the story of Benjamin Randell Harris, a British soldier who fought in the 95th Regiment of Foot during the Napoleonic Wars. ... Read more

    $2.29 USD

  • The Last Duel

    A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat

    by Eric Jager ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • “A taut page-turner with all the hallmarks of a good historical thriller.”—Orlando SentinelThe gripping true story of the duel to end all duels in medieval France as a resolute knight defends his wife’s honor against the man she accuses of a heinous crimeIn the midst of the devastating Hundred Years’ War between France and England, Jean de ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Black Count

    Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo (Pulitzer Prize for Biography)

    by Tom Reiss ...
    WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHYGeneral Alex Dumas is a man almost unknown today, yet his story is strikingly familiar**—**because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiration for such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.But, hidden behind General Dumas's swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Napoleon: A Concise Biography

    by David A. Bell ...
    This book provides a concise, accurate, and lively portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte's character and career, situating him firmly in historical context. David Bell emphasizes the astonishing sense of human possibility--for both good and ill--that Napoleon represented. By his late twenties, Napoleon was already one of the greatest generals in European history. At thirty, he had become absolute master ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Europe in the Year 1000

    by Morris Bishop ...
    A millennium ago, our forebears lived in a "Dark Age." They themselves did not think it was dark, and they were only half wrong. Here, in this essay from New York Times bestselling historian Morris Bishop is the story of Europe in the year 1000. ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • A Woman of No Importance

    The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

    by Sonia Purnell ...
    **A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERChosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of Books, PopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times of LondonWinner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography“Excellent…This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down.” -- The ... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • And the Show Went On

    Cultural Life in Nazi-occupied Paris

    by Alan Riding ...
    On June 14, 1940, German tanks rolled into a silent and deserted Paris. Eight days later, a humbled France accepted defeat along with foreign occupation. The only consolation was that, while the swastika now flew over Paris, the City of Light was undamaged. Soon, a peculiar kind of normality returned as theaters, opera houses, movie theaters and nightclubs reopened for business. This suited both ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • De Gaulle

    "The finest one-volume life of de Gaulle in English." —Richard Norton Smith, Wall Street Journal In a definitive biography of the mythic general who refused to accept Nazi domination of France, Julian Jackson captures this titanic figure as never before. Drawing on unpublished letters, memoirs, and resources of the recently opened de Gaulle archive, he shows how this volatile visionary put a ... Read more

    $28.79 USD $17.99 USD

  • For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions

    "Gaines has a deft understanding of the Washington-Lafayette relationship ... [and] a knack for wielding substantial research with aplomb."—San Francisco ChronicleThis book tells the story of the French and American Revolutions in a single, thrilling narrative that shows just how deeply intertwined they actually were. Their leaders were often seen as father and son, but the relationship of George ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille

    Told by its Commander

    The Lafayette Escadrille was an escadrille of the French Air Service, the Aéronautique Militaire, during World War I composed largely of American volunteer pilots flying fighters. It was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American and French revolutions. ... Read more

    $0.99 USD