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A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France (The Resistance Trilogy)

October 7, 2016 | France | By admin | 0 Comments

By Caroline Moorehead

In January 1943, 230 girls of the French Resistance have been despatched to the loss of life camps through the Nazis who had invaded and occupied their nation. this is often their tale, instructed in complete for the 1st time—a searing and unforgettable chronicle of terror, braveness, defiance, survival, and the ability of friendship. Caroline Moorehead, a wonderful biographer, human rights journalist, and the writer of Dancing to the Precipice and Human Cargo, brings to lifestyles a rare tale that readers of Mitchell Zuckoff’s Lost in Shangri-La, Erik Larson’s In the backyard of Beasts, and Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken will locate a vital addition to our retelling of the heritage of global conflict II—a riveting, rediscovered tale of brave girls who sacrificed every little thing to strive against the march of evil around the world.

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Paris in the Fifties

October 7, 2016 | France | By admin | 0 Comments

By Stanley Karnow

In July 1947, clean out of school and lengthy earlier than he may win the Pulitzer Prize and turn into referred to as one in every of America's most interesting historians, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter sure for France, making plans to stick for the summer time. He stayed for ten years, first as a pupil and later as a correspondent for Time journal. by the point he left, Karnow knew Paris so in detail that his French colleagues dubbed him "le plus parisien des Américains" --the so much Parisian American. Now, Karnow returns to the France of his formative years, perceptively and wittily illuminating a time and position like none other.

Karnow got here to France at a time whilst the French have been striving to come to the lifestyles that they had loved prior to the devastation of global struggle II. but even in the course of foodstuff shortages, political upheavals, and the fight to return to phrases with a global within which France used to be now not the robust energy it have been, Paris remained a urban of fashion, ardour, and romance. Paris within the Fifties transports us to Latin area cafés and basement jazz golf equipment, to unheated residences and excellent ballrooms. We meet such well known political figures as Charles de Gaulle and Pierre Mendès-France, in addition to Communist hacks and the demagogic tax insurgent Pierre Poujade. We get to grasp illustrious intellectuals, between them Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and André Malraux, and stopover at the glittering salons the place aristocrats with beautiful manners mingled with stylish novelists, poets, critics, artists, composers, playwrights, and actors. We meet Christian Dior, who taught Karnow the secrets and techniques of high fashion, and Prince Curnonsky, France's best gourmand, who taught the younger reporter to understand the complexities of haute food. Karnow takes us to marathon homicide trials in musty courtrooms, accompanies a gaggle of tipsy wine connoisseurs on a travel of the Beaujolais vineyards, and remembers the recognized vehicle race at Le Mans while a catastrophic coincidence killed greater than 80 spectators. again in Paris, Karnow frolicked with traveling celebrities like Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, and Audrey Hepburn, and in Paris within the Fifties we meet them too.

A veteran reporter and historian, Karnow has written a shiny and pleasant chronicle of a charmed decade within the maximum urban on the earth.

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Candide, ou l'optimisme (French Edition)

October 7, 2016 | France | By admin | 0 Comments

VOLTAIRE, pseudonyme de François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), romancier, historien, poète, dramaturge et polémiste. Voltaire fut le génie universel des Lumières et une des figures principales des cercles parisiens de los angeles libre pensée. Il fut embastillé à reason de ses satires en 1717 et exilé à Londres pendant l. a. période de 1726-29. Le restant de sa vie il préféra l. a. vouer à une paisible retraite à l. a. campagne, d´abord en Champagne, en compagnie de Mme du Châtelet, plus tard à Ferney, près de Genève, entrecoupée de fulgurants retours dans les centres du pouvoir (Paris, Versailles, Berlin). Ses principes littéraires étaient ceux du Néoclassicisme et ses principes politiques essentiellement libéraux. Dans ses « Lettres philosophiques », inspirées par son séjour en Angleterre, il attaque les abus de l´Ancien Régime au nom de l. a. tolérance et l. a. liberté. Dans les pages de « Candide, ou l´optimisme », Voltaire tourne en dérision, avec une telle intelligence et habilité, avec une si éclatante moquerie, les associations civiles et ecclésiastiques que le résultat ne peut être autre qu´une persécution acharnée et un large status.

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Feudal Society in Medieval France: Documents from the County of Champagne (The Middle Ages Series)

October 7, 2016 | France | By admin | 0 Comments

Theodore Evergates has assembled, translated, and annotated a few 2 hundred files from the rustic of Champagne right into a sourcebook that makes a speciality of the political, financial, and criminal workings of a feudal society, uncovering the main points of personal lifestyles and social background which are embedded within the professional records.

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Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities, and Pop Music in France, 1958-1980

October 7, 2016 | France | By admin | 0 Comments

By Jonathyne Briggs

Renowned song, instantaneously person and communal, mounted and plastic, deals an illuminating window into such ameliorations in social constructions during the ways that musicians, musical shoppers, and significant intermediaries re-imagined themselves as a part of novel cultural groups, no matter if neighborhood, nationwide, or supranational in nature.

Briggs argues that nationwide identification was once yet one among a panoply of identities in flux throughout the postwar interval in France, demonstrating that the advance of hybridized different types of well known track supplied the French with a style for expressing and figuring out that flux.

Drawing upon an array of revealed and aural resources, together with track courses, sound recordings, checklist sleeves, biographies, and cultural feedback, Sounds French is a vital new examine well known track in postwar France.

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Être brigand

October 6, 2016 | France | By admin | 0 Comments

By Benoît Garnot

Le brigandage peut être défini comme une forme de professionnalisation du crime, parfois individuelle, souvent collective. Il inclut les bandits de grand chemin, évidemment, mais aussi les contrebandiers, les escrocs, los angeles pègre urbaine, ainsi que les diverses formes de criminalité accompagnées de violence, à que l’appât du achieve soit leur motivation principale. Il culmine dans ce qu’on a pris l’habitude d’appeler aujourd’hui le « crime organisé », appellation récente, certes, mais qui recouvre une réalité multiséculaire.
Les brigands sont présentés ici dans l’espace français, du Moyen Âge à nos jours. Pendant cette longue période, ils ont évolué à l’instar de l. a. société environnante, dont ils n’ont jamais cessé de faire partie, d’une manière ou d’une autre, puisqu’ils en sont issus et puisqu’ils vivent d’elle. Brigands imaginés, brigands réels, brigands en motion, brigands en justice, sont les thèmes abordés successivement, tels qu’ils ont été renouvelés par l’historiographie récente.
L’ouvrage s’enrichit aussi de nombreux records d’époque, d’une bibliographie et d’un glossaire.

Benoît Garnot, agrégé d’histoire et docteur ès lettres, est professeur d’histoire moderne à l’université de Bourgogne. Auteur d’une quarantaine d’ouvrages, il a contribué à renouveler l’histoire de l. a. justice et de los angeles criminalité dans los angeles France moderne.

1. Brigands imaginés
Une mythologie
Bons et mauvais brigands
Brigands et littérature
Brigand et cinéma

2. Brigands réels
Portraits
Un profil-type
L'entrée en brigandage
Un cas d'école : l. a. formation des bandes

3. Brigands en motion
Les objectifs
L'organisation
Les méthodes
Les réseaux

4. Brigands en justice
La législation
Les moyens d'action
La répression

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The Dynamite Club: How a Bombing in Fin-de-Siècle Paris Ignited the Age of Modern Terror

October 6, 2016 | France | By admin | 0 Comments

By John M. Merriman

Distinguished historian John Merriman keeps that the Age of contemporary Terror begun in Paris on February 12, 1894, while anarchist Emile Henry trigger a bomb within the Café Terminus, killing one and wounding twenty French voters. the real tale of the conditions that led a tender radical to dedicate a cold-blooded act of violence opposed to blameless civilians makes for riveting analyzing, laying off new gentle at the terrorist frame of mind and at the next world wide upward thrust of anarchism by means of deed. Merriman’s attention-grabbing research of contemporary history’s first terrorists, emboldened by means of the discovery of dynamite, finds a lot concerning the terror of today.

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Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)

October 6, 2016 | France | By admin | 0 Comments

By Amy Thomas

"From the hot York cupcake wars to definitely the right Parisian macaron, Thomas's ardour is palpable, her candy enamel, unstoppable."—Elizabeth Bard, bestselling writer of Lunch in Paris

eternally a woman keen about all issues French, candy freak Amy Thomas landed a gig as wealthy because the purest darkish chocolate: go away big apple for Paris to write down advert reproduction for Louis Vuitton. engaged on the Champs-Élysées, walking the fascinating streets, and exploring the simplest patisseries and boulangeries, Amy marveled on the beauty of town of Light.

yet does falling in love with one urban suggest turning your again on one other? up to Amy cherished Paris, there has been a part of her that felt like a humble chocolate chip cookie in a sea of pristine macarons. PARIS, MY candy explores how the quest for happiness might be as fleeting as a salted caramel souffle's upward thrust, as intensely fulfilling as molten chocolate cake, and approximately how the lifestyles you are intended to dwell does not consistently style just like the one you envisioned.

half love letter to Paris, half love letter to long island, and overall devotion to all issues sweet, PARIS, MY SWEET is a treasure map for an individual with a starvation for life.

"Like a delectable Parisian bonbon, this publication is stuffed with candy surprises."—David Lebovitz, New York Times bestselling writer of The candy existence in Paris

"Amy Thomas seduces us within the comparable demeanour that Paris seduced her —one beautiful morsel at a time."—Nichole Robertson, writer of Paris in Color

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The French Wars 1667-1714: The Sun King at War (Osprey Essential Histories, Volume 34)

October 6, 2016 | France | By admin | 0 Comments

By John Lynn

Campaigns fought through Louis XIV, the solar King, formed the borders of ecu states, the destinies of royal dynasties, or even the styles of absolutist executive. This publication offers the main authoritative but obtainable and succinct account of those all-important struggles on hand at the present time, protecting each point of the wars from judgements made by way of the king at his palace at Versailles to the lifetime of the troops encamped within the box. concentrating on the French military, the best army strength of the age, this story of violence, victory, and sufferers balances siege and conflict in a manner that tells us a lot that's new concerning the sunlight King and his adversaries.

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