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  • The English and Their History

    by Robert Tombs ...
    A New York Times 2016 Notable BookRobert Tombs’s momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniquely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. The English first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. They have lasted as a recognizable entity ever ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

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    The English and Their History

    by Robert Tombs ...
    Narrated by James Langton ...

    Unabridged

    43 hours 9 min

    Robert Tombs's momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniquely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. The English first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. They have lasted as a recognizable entity ever since, and their defining ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • That Sweet Enemy

    Britain and France: The History of a Love-Hate Relationship

    That Sweet Enemy brings both British wit (Robert Tombs is a British historian) and French panache (Isabelle Tombs is a French historian) to bear on three centuries of the history of Britain and France. From Waterloo to Chirac’s slandering of British cooking, the authors chart this cross-channel entanglement and the unparalleled breadth of cultural, economic, and political influence it has wrought ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • France 1814 - 1914

    by Robert Tombs ...
    series Longman History of France
    Here is an incomparably rich portrait of France in the years when the disparate elements that made up the fragmented kingdom of the ancien regime were forged into the modern nation. The survey begins with an exploration of national obsessions and attitudes. It considers the tendency to revolution and war, the preoccupation with the idea of a New Order and the deep strain of national paranoia that ... Read more

    $51.29 USD

  • Nationhood and Nationalism in France

    From Boulangism to the Great War 1889-1918

    Leading international historians examine the impact of nationhood and nationalism on French life. World-renowned contributors (many publishing for the first time in English), include Eugene Weber, Zeev Sternill, Pierre Sorlin and Jean-Claude Allain. ... Read more

    $52.19 USD $44.09 USD

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    This Sovereign Isle

    Britain In and Out of Europe

    by Robert Tombs ...
    Narrated by Mark Elstob ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 34 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Geography comes before history. Islands cannot have the same history as continental plains. The United Kingdom is a European country, but not the same kind of European country as Germany, Poland or Hungary. For most of the 150 centuries during which Britain has been inhabited it has been on the edge, culturally and literally, of mainland Europe.In this succinct book, ... Read more

    $12.52 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • This Sovereign Isle

    Britain In and Out of Europe

    by Robert Tombs ...
    THE TOP TEN **SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERThe author of the celebrated bestseller The English and Their History puts Brexit in its historical context**Geography comes before history. Islands cannot have the same history as continental plains. The United Kingdom is a European country, but not the same kind of European country as Germany, Poland or Hungary. For most of the 150 centuries during which ... Read more

    $19.39 USD

  • Britain and France in Two World Wars

    Truth, Myth and Memory

    France and Britain, indispensable allies in two world wars, remember and forget their shared history in contrasting ways. The book examines key episodes in the relationship between the two countries, including the outbreak of war in 1914, the battles of the Somme and Verdun, the Fall of France in 1940, Dunkirk, and British involvement in the French Resistance and the 1944 Liberation. The ... Read more

    $30.79 USD

  • The Paris Commune 1871

    by Robert Tombs ...
    series Turning Points
    The Paris Commune was the biggest and last popular revolution in western Europe - ending the cycle of revolutions that started in 1789. The Parisians, reeling from defeat in the Franco-Prussian War set up their own revolutionary administration. Government troops eventually retook the city and took a terrible revenge: thousands died in the bloodbath that followed. The short-lived Commune and its ... Read more

    $51.29 USD

  • Cross Channel Currents

    100 Years of the Entente Cordiale

    Cross Channel Currents explores the understandings and misunderstandings that make up the Entente Cordiale - the hundred-year relationship between Britain and France, as well as the everyday common interests and shared pleasures that give it substance.Contributors include the late Roy Jenkins, in a witty and personal view of Winston Churchill's relationship with France; Pierre Messmer, a companion ... Read more

    $51.29 USD

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    Les Misérables

    Penguin Classics

    Unabridged

    65 hours 41 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.This Penguin Classic is performed by an ensemble cast which includes the BAFTA award-winning actor Adeel Akhtar (Killing Eve; The Night Manager; Les Miserables), Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey; The King's Speech), Natalie Simpson (Outlander; Les Miserables), Emma Fielding (Unforgotten; Les Miserables) and John Owen-Jones, who was the youngest actor ever ... ... Read more

    $22.25 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Les Misérables

    Translated by Christine Donougher ...
    by Victor Hugo ...
    A brilliant modern translation by Christine Donougher of Victor Hugo's thrilling masterpiece, with an introduction by Robert Tombs.This is the best translation of the novel available in English, as recommended by David Bellos in The Novel of the Century.Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past ... Read more

    $14.89 USD