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Product Description: A trip through Paris as it will never be again--dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemianParis, the City of Lights, 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...read more

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9780374536459 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 18, 2016, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A trip through Paris as it will never be again--dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemianParis, the City of Lights, 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.

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9781622319244 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, October 27, 2015), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Paris, the City of Light.

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Product Description: How fin-de-siècle Paris became the locus for the most intense revival of magical practices and doctrines since the Renaissance • Examines the remarkable lives of occult practitioners Joséphin Peladan, Papus, Stanislas de Guaïta, Saint-Yves d’Alveydre, Jules Doinel, and others • Reveals how occult activity deeply influenced many well-known cultural movements, such as Symbolism, the Decadents, modern music, and the “psychedelic 60s” During Paris’s Belle Époque (1871-1914), many cultural movements and artistic styles flourished--Symbolism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau, the Decadents--all of which profoundly shaped modern culture...read more

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9781620555453, titled "Occult Paris: The Lost Magic of the Belle Époque" | Inner Traditions, October 17, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: How fin-de-siècle Paris became the locus for the most intense revival of magical practices and doctrines since the Renaissance • Examines the remarkable lives of occult practitioners Joséphin Peladan, Papus, Stanislas de Guaïta, Saint-Yves d’Alveydre, Jules Doinel, and others • Reveals how occult activity deeply influenced many well-known cultural movements, such as Symbolism, the Decadents, modern music, and the “psychedelic 60s” During Paris’s Belle Époque (1871-1914), many cultural movements and artistic styles flourished--Symbolism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau, the Decadents--all of which profoundly shaped modern culture.

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Product Description: For more than one hundred years, from the last decade of the thirteenth century to the late fourteenth, Paris was the only western European town north of the Mediterranean basin to produce luxury silk cloth. What was the nature of the Parisian silk industry? How did it get there? And what do the answers to these questions tell us? According to Sharon Farmer, the key to the manufacture of silk lies not just with the availability and importation of raw materials but with the importation of labor as well...read more

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9780812248487 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, October 17, 2016, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: For more than one hundred years, from the last decade of the thirteenth century to the late fourteenth, Paris was the only western European town north of the Mediterranean basin to produce luxury silk cloth.

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Product Description: For centuries, wine has been associated with France more than with any other country. France remains one of the world’s leading wine producers by volume and enjoys unrivaled cultural recognition for its wine. If any wine regions are global household names, they are French regions such as Champagne, Bordeaux, and Burgundy...read more

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9780520285231 | Univ of California Pr, October 11, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: For centuries, wine has been associated with France more than with any other country.

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Product Description: The almost 200 entries in the addictive Everything (or Almost Everything) About Paris are a witty and sophisticated treasure trove of facts, histories, lists, records, quotations, and miscellaneous oddities that go well beyond trivia to include significant cultural information and an enlightening glimpse of Parisian life:  • An explanation of the Parisian chant of disillusionment: "métro, boulot, dodo;" • Addresses and descriptions of vineyards within the city limits;• Ten vintage aperitifs to order in bistros;• Imaginary Parisian streets that appear in novels;• The number of brothels, massage parlors, and “places of pleasure” listed in a 1922 guidebook; • Famous poisonings that occurred in Paris;• Mottos of the five greatest educational institutions in Paris;• Fines charged for municipal infractions, from feeding pigeons (35€) to appearing nude in a public place (35,000€ and imprisonment);• Histories of the cobblestones, the rooftops, and the trashcans of Paris;• Names of the most famous can-can dancers of the mid-19th and early 20th century;• The odd and scandalous history of villa Félicien-Fabre in the 16th arrondissement;• Thirty significant paintings displayed in churches in Paris...read more
By Simon Beaver (introduced by)

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9781681371023 | Little Bookroom, October 4, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The almost 200 entries in the addictive Everything (or Almost Everything) About Paris are a witty and sophisticated treasure trove of facts, histories, lists, records, quotations, and miscellaneous oddities that go well beyond trivia to include significant cultural information and an enlightening glimpse of Parisian life:  • An explanation of the Parisian chant of disillusionment: "métro, boulot, dodo;" • Addresses and descriptions of vineyards within the city limits;• Ten vintage aperitifs to order in bistros;• Imaginary Parisian streets that appear in novels;• The number of brothels, massage parlors, and “places of pleasure” listed in a 1922 guidebook; • Famous poisonings that occurred in Paris;• Mottos of the five greatest educational institutions in Paris;• Fines charged for municipal infractions, from feeding pigeons (35€) to appearing nude in a public place (35,000€ and imprisonment);• Histories of the cobblestones, the rooftops, and the trashcans of Paris;• Names of the most famous can-can dancers of the mid-19th and early 20th century;• The odd and scandalous history of villa Félicien-Fabre in the 16th arrondissement;• Thirty significant paintings displayed in churches in Paris.

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9780199316892 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 3, 2014, cover price $34.95

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9780190619718 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $17.95

When Charles de Gaulle declared that "it is because we are no longer a great power that we need a grand policy," he neatly summarized France's predicament on the world scene. In this compact and engaging history, author Frédéric Bozo deftly recounts France's efforts to reconcile its proud history and global ambitions with a realistic appraisal of its capabilities, from the aftermath of World War II to the present. He provides insightful analysis of the nation's triumphs and setbacks through the years of decolonization, Cold War maneuvering, and European unification, as well as the more contemporary challenges posed by an increasingly multipolar and interconnected world.

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9781785332760 | Berghahn Books, September 30, 2016, cover price $120.00

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9781785333064 | Reprint edition (Berghahn Books, September 30, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: When Charles de Gaulle declared that "it is because we are no longer a great power that we need a grand policy," he neatly summarized France's predicament on the world scene.

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Product Description: A haunting portrait of France at war On August 1, 1914, war erupted into the lives of millions of families across France. Most people thought the conflict would last just a few weeks. Yet before the month was out, twenty-seven thousand French soldiers died on the single day of August 22 alone—the worst catastrophe in French military history...read more
By Stephanie O'Hara (trans)

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9780300208276 | Yale Univ Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: A haunting portrait of France at war On August 1, 1914, war erupted into the lives of millions of families across France.

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Product Description: The Stranger is a rite of passage for readers around the world. Since its publication in France in 1942, Camus’s novel has been translated into sixty languages and sold more than six million copies. It’s the rare novel that’s as at likely to be found in a teen’s backpack as in a graduate philosophy seminar...read more

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9780226241678 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 22, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: The Stranger is a rite of passage for readers around the world.

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Product Description: The celebrated French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) created works that epitomize the theatricality, elegance, and decadence of late-19th-century Paris. This beautifully illustrated book features a selection of Toulouse-Lautrec’s drawings, paintings, and posters, and more than 90 prints, some of which have never previously been published...read more

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9780300223668 | Hazan Editeur, September 20, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The celebrated French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) created works that epitomize the theatricality, elegance, and decadence of late-19th-century Paris.

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Product Description: This book illuminates the connections and interaction among women and between women and men during the medieval period. To do this, Kathryn L. Reyerson focuses specifically on the experiences of Agnes de Bossones, widow of a changer of the mercantile elite of Montpellier...read more

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9783319389417 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 5, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: This book illuminates the connections and interaction among women and between women and men during the medieval period.

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Product Description: Michel Winock’s biography situates Gustave Flaubert’s life and work in France’s century of great democratic transition. Flaubert did not welcome the egalitarian society predicted by Tocqueville. Wary of the masses, he rejected the universal male suffrage hard won by the Revolution of 1848, and he was exasperated by the nascent socialism that promoted the collective to the detriment of the individual...read more
By Nicholas Elliott (trans)

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9780674737952 | Belknap Pr, October 17, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Michel Winock’s biography situates Gustave Flaubert’s life and work in France’s century of great democratic transition.

By Jean V. Poulard (editor)

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9780268100773 | Univ of Notre Dame Pr, September 15, 2016, cover price $30.00

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Product Description: When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, les Années folles, when Parisians emerged from the horrors of war to find that a new world greeted them—one that reverberated with the hard metallic clang of the assembly line, the roar of automobiles, and the beat of jazz...read more

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9781442253322 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 15, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, les Années folles, when Parisians emerged from the horrors of war to find that a new world greeted them—one that reverberated with the hard metallic clang of the assembly line, the roar of automobiles, and the beat of jazz.

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Product Description: Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano has said that his many fictions are all variations of the same story. Pedigree, his memoir, is the theme. In this rare glimpse into the life of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano, the author takes up his pen to tell his personal story...read more
By Mark Polizzotti (trans)

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9780300215335 | Yale Univ Pr, August 25, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano has said that his many fictions are all variations of the same story.

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9780300223613 | Yale Univ Pr, September 13, 2016, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano has said that his many fictions are all variations of the same story.
9780449129777, titled "Mad River" | Reissue edition (Fawcett Books, July 1, 1991), cover price $3.99 | also contains Mad River | About this edition: The cowboy was finally coming home, with a knife in his hand and revenge in his soul.

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Product Description: “Anne Sebba has the nearly miraculous gift of combining the vivid intimacy of the lives of women during The Occupation with the history of the time. This is a remarkable book.” ―Edmund de Waal, New York Times bestselling author of The Hare with the Amber EyesNew York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba explores a devastating period in Paris's history and tells the stories of how women survived―or didn’t―during the Nazi occupation...read more

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9781250048592, titled "Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation" | St Martins Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: “Anne Sebba has the nearly miraculous gift of combining the vivid intimacy of the lives of women during The Occupation with the history of the time.

By Valerie Bajou (editor)

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9782353402465 | Gourcuff Gradenigo, August 31, 2016, cover price $39.95

Product Description: First published in 1986, this book examines poverty and changing attitudes towards the poor and charity across England, France and Italy. It discusses the causes of poverty and the distinctions between the poor and the class-conscious proletariat...read more

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9781138201217 | Taylor & Francis, September 8, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: First published in 1986, this book examines poverty and changing attitudes towards the poor and charity across England, France and Italy.
9780416393309 | Routledge Kegan & Paul, December 1, 1986, cover price $71.50 | About this edition: First published in 1986, this book examines poverty and changing attitudes towards the poor and charity across England, France and Italy.

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Product Description: No leader of modern times was more uniquely patriotic than Charles de Gaulle. As founder and first president of the Fifth Republic, General de Gaulle saw himself as "carrying France on [his] shoulders." In his 20s, he fought for France in the trenches and at the epic battle of Verdun...read more
By Robin Bloodworth (narrator)

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9781531808280 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, August 23, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: No leader of modern times was more uniquely patriotic than Charles de Gaulle.

By Lauren Dawson (illustrator)

Miscellaneous:

9781472816351 | Brdgm edition (Osprey Games, August 23, 2016), cover price $27.00

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Product Description: An astute literary and cultural history of World War I in France that offers a fresh perspective on the popular culture of the Great War The First World War soldier has often been depicted as a helpless victim sacrificed by a ruthless society in the trenches of the Western Front...read more

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9780300217513 | Yale Univ Pr, August 23, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: An astute literary and cultural history of World War I in France that offers a fresh perspective on the popular culture of the Great War The First World War soldier has often been depicted as a helpless victim sacrificed by a ruthless society in the trenches of the Western Front.

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Product Description: A mesmerizing novel by Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano, now superbly translated for English-language readers For long standing admirers of Modiano’s luminous writing as well as those readers encountering his work for the first time, Little Jewel will be an exciting discovery...read more
By Penny Hueston (trans)

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9780300221824 | Yale Univ Pr, August 23, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A mesmerizing novel by Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano, now superbly translated for English-language readers For long standing admirers of Modiano’s luminous writing as well as those readers encountering his work for the first time, Little Jewel will be an exciting discovery.

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Product Description: With Stuff Parisians Like, Olivier Magny shared his hilarious insights into the  fervently held opinions of his fellow Parisians. Now he moves beyond the City of Light to skewer the many idiosyncrasies that make modern France so very unique...read more

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9780425283479 | New Amer Library, October 4, 2016, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: With Stuff Parisians Like, Olivier Magny shared his hilarious insights into the  fervently held opinions of his fellow Parisians.

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9781681682563, titled "Wtf?!: What the French" | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, October 4, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: In France, the simple act of eating bread is an exercise in creative problem solving and attempting to spell requires a degree of masochism.

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Product Description: P. M. Jones’ The French Revolution, now in its third edition, is an authoritative survey of events in France from 1787, as the power of the ancien régime began to crumble, until 1804 and the demise of the Republic. It provides a balanced and accessible account of the dramatic events of the intervening years, including the fall of the Bastille, the months of the Terror and the journey towards the creation of the First French Empire, are analysed, along with an assessment of the wider significance of the revolutionary decade...read more

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9781138848498, titled "The French Revolution 1787-1804" | 3 revised edition (Routledge, August 16, 2016), cover price $145.00 | About this edition: P.
9781138133648, titled "The French Revolution 1787-1804" | 2 revised edition (Routledge, October 29, 2015), cover price $165.00 | About this edition: The French Revolution can be seen as an enormous explosion of civic energy with huge ramifications for the rest of the world.

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9781138848511, titled "The French Revolution 1787-1804" | 3 revised edition (Routledge, August 16, 2016), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: P.
9780582772892 | Prentice Hall, October 1, 2003, cover price $30.33 | About this edition: This book, the latest in the best-selling Seminar Studies in History series, provides readers with an accessible and succinct introduction to the French Revolution, one of the most exciting and important periods in modern history.

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