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Napoleon: A Life

by Andrew Roberts

The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War-winner of the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon 2014

Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his...


The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

by David McCullough

The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world,...


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

by Petie Kladstrup & Donald Kladstrup

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...


Becoming Charlemagne

by Jeff Sypeck

On Christmas morning in the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on the brow of a Germanic king named Karl. With one gesture, the man later hailed as Charlemagne claimed his empire and forever...


Secret Societies: Illuminati, Freemasons, and the French Revolution

by Una Birch & James Wasserman

The greatest success of the Bavarian Illuminati conspiracy was the French Revolution of 1789. The profound impact of that Revolution is felt to this day in the political destinies of billions of people worldwide....


Tank-Fighter Team

by Robert M. Gerard

This is a fascinating first-hand account of an officer in a small motorized anti-tank unit that tried to harry and slow down the invasion of France by the German war machine in early World War II. Fighting Germans,...


Queen of Fashion

by Caroline Weber

In this dazzling new vision of the ever-fascinating queen, a dynamic young historian reveals how Marie Antoinette's bold attempts to reshape royal fashion changed the future of France

Marie Antoinette has always...


Napoleon: A Political Life

by Steven Englund

This sophisticated and masterful biography, written by a respected French history scholar who has taught courses on Napoleon at the University of Paris, brings new and remarkable analysis to the study of modern...


Napoleon's Mameluke: The Memoirs of Roustam Raeza

by Roustam Raza & Jonathan North

The colorful memoirs of Napoleon’s bodyguard, translated for the first time, provide a vivid picture of the general and emperor.


Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

by Ann Jefferson

This engaging book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as...


Publicola: Observations on Paine's Rights of Man in a series of letters

by John Quincy Adams & Will Butts

The letters of Publicola, a fascinating window into the debate that occurred in the early days of the French Revolution, before significant blood had been shed in France, before the French people had beheaded...


Waterloo: A New History

by Gordon Corrigan

In time for the bicentennial in 2015, a veteran historian brings the campaign and battle, its armies and their commanders, to fresh and vivid life in his brilliant new military history of one of the key battles...


Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune

by John Merriman

The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 days in 1871, but during that short time it gave rise to some of the grandest political dreams of the nineteenth century—before culminating in horrific violence.

Following...


How Far From Austerlitz?

by Alistair Horne

A London Sunday Times Book of the Year

A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year


The Politics of Religion in Early Modern France

by Joseph Bergin

Rich in detail and broad in scope, this majestic book is the first to reveal the interaction of politics and religion in France during the crucial years of the long seventeenth century. Joseph Bergin begins...


The Hundred Years War: A People's History

by David Green

The Hundred Years War (1337-1453) dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human...


Britain and the French Revolution

by Clive Emsley

The French Revolution catapulted Europe into a new period of political upheaval, social change, and into the modern era.

This book provides a concise introduction to the impact of the French Revolution on Britain...


France 1814 - 1914

by Robert Tombs

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...


France and Britain, 1940-1994: The Long Separation

by P. M. H Bell

This is the second volume in Philip Bell's study of Franco-British relations in the twentieth century It covers the period from the Fall of France in 1940 to the opening of the Channel Tunnel. Philip Bell views...


The French Revolution: A Beginner's Guide

by Peter Davies

Blending narrative with analysis, Peter Davies explores a time of obscene opulence, mass starvation, and ground-breaking ideals; where the streets of Paris ran red with blood, and when even the efficient guillotine...