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A Tale Of Two Cities: A Reader's Companion
By Susanne Alleyn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 221,590. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014 by Spyderwort Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
You’re reading A TALE OF TWO CITIES for the first time—or the fifth time. But what are gaols, bumpers, farmer-generals, and tocsins? Did those starving French mean baguettes when they wanted bread? Alleyn's "Reader’s Companion" has over 780 notes about things, people, places, and events mentioned in the text, plus bonus material, to enhance a classic historical novel published 150 years ago.
By Order of Napoleon - The Taking of Malta
By Joe Scicluna
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 19,850. Language: British English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
On his way to Egypt, Napoleon ousted the Knights of the Order of St. John from Malta in 1798. This book is chronological compilation of the orders he issued to his generals to take the island and to establish a new government under the French republic.
Three Stories From Paris
By Jesse Myner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Three short stories of down-and-out expatriate life in Paris. Poverty, the rain and cold, young love, friendships lost, drunkenness and chestnuts in the fall. From the streets of Belleville, Oberkampf and Ménilmontant, to the cobblestone footpaths of Père Lachaise Cemetery, these are stories from an other, less romantic side of Paris.
Los hijos de Robespierre. Francia: de la OAS a la intervención en Libia
By Gabriel Glasman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,580. Language: Spanish. Published: November 8, 2013 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Esta obra se ocupa de trazar, el itinerario de una tradición que hizo de la ocupación y de las cruentes formas de represión, un hábito sostenido por siglos. Recorre desde los sueños expansivos de Richeliu y Colbert hasta la presencia en el sudeste asiático y la vergonzosa derrota a manos de los vietnamitas; desde el crudo colonialismo en Argelia hasta la escuela de tortura de la OAS.
Scavenger Hunt – Historic Paris
By SleuthQuests
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
If you are looking for a quirky and unusual date in Paris, then this book is perfect for you! This book contains 50 clue-based questions that will send you and your date on a scavenger hunt throughout the older parts of the city. If you want to add a little bit of history into your relationship, then you won’t want to miss this book!
Scavenger Hunt - Paris
By SleuthQuests
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This book contains 50 clue-based questions that will send you on a scavenger hunt throughout the city. If you want to add a little bit of history into your travels, then you won’t want to miss this book!
Napoleon y Maria Walewska. La fiel amante del emperador
By Jorge Zicolillo
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 38,920. Language: Spanish. Published: January 29, 2013 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Esta es la conmovedora historia del amor de Napoleon y Maria; la historia de dos seres, con todas las debilidades de que estamos hechos, los cuales se prodigaron un amor singular. Napoleón y María se separaron y se volvieron a unir en diferentes etapas de sus vidas, ella fue su esposa polaca, aunque nunca se casaron.
Das echte Midnight In Paris: Eine Geschichte der expatriierten Schriftsteller in Paris, welche die verlorene Generation bildeten
By BookCaps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,780. Language: German. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Woody Allen hat den Glanz von Paris der zwanziger Jahren magisch dargestellt in Midnight In Paris, aber war das wirklich der Fall? Die Verlorene Generation bildete eine der faszinierendsten, exzentrischen und vielfältigsten Gruppen von Schriftstellern je gekannt - Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, und so viele mehr bildeten diese künstlerische Periode der Zeit
The Catacombs of Paris: A Strange But True Tale
By Melissa Cleeman
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
It all started with a smell. In Paris, France, during the 1800s, the people were starting to get sick. They could not escape the foul smells coming from the cemeteries. The worst cemetery was Saints-Innocents (the Cemetery of Innocents). This cemetery was in the heart of the city next to the central market place. Find out what was done to solve the problem, and about the mysterious catacombs.
In the Garden of Good and Evil: The Love and Punishment of Choderlos de Laclos in Dangerous Liaisons
By K.J. Cleveland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
This is a paper discussing the love and punishment of Choderlos de Laclos and the other villains in the book, Dangerous Liaisons. Excerpt from the Paper: “Scholars have argued whether Les Liaisons Dangereuses was a moral novel exposing the cruelties of human nature and their ultimate downfall or if Choderlos de Laclos had no real motive behind writing the book..."
Marie Antoinette: France's Most Controversial Queen
By Ashleigh Jenson
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Marie Antoinette is most famously remembered as 'Madame Deficit'. Unlike the image portrayed by those who led the French Revolution, Marie was a well-intentioned philanthropist, devoted mother, and free spirit. This short historical account details the truth behind the Queen's childhood, spending, and rumoured love affairs.
Apres Moi le Dessert: A French Eighteenth Century Model Meal
By Jim Chevallier
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 13,750. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History
Original eighteenth century recipes - most newly translated from French - selected to match a "model meal" given in a classic period cookbook. Recipes appear for three services: FIRST SERVICE (Soups and entrees) - SECOND SERVICE (roasts) - THIRD SERVICE (Entremets) - and range from chickens in galantine to fried testicles.
About the Baguette: Exploring the Origin of a French National Icon
By Jim Chevallier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,940. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Baking
Where did the baguette come from? A simple enough question, but this search for an answer ranges from the long breads of Babylon and Egypt to the first long (but wide) breads in France to the gradual evolution of long narrow breads from the eighteenth into the twentieth century, resulting in both the roll-sized "flute" and the gigantic jockos of the nineteenth century.
The Mysterious Hands at Gargas: A Strange But True 15-Minute Tale
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
It was 1887 in southern France. A man was exploring the hills near the town of Saint-Gaudens. He was in an area with lots of caves nestled into the soft rock and steep cliffs. Suddenly he came upon an opening in the rock. He pushed aside the bush covering the hole and looked into a long tunnel. What did he find in the cave that has mystified scientists to this day? Explore the Gargas Cave!
Fontevraud: Mysteries of the Abbey and the Village
By Bertrand Ménard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,980. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud is magical in both senses of the word. Fontevraud: Mysteries of the Abbey and the Village evokes, to be sure, its amazing history, much of it well-documented but some of it little-known. It also recounts recondite and inexplicable, perhaps supernatural stories surrounding the abbey.
Jewels of French History Books, The Lauragais Story
By Hugh Nicklin
Price: $9.50 USD. Words: 101,420. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012 by Moulin Publications. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A new history book for France that examines the commercially and strategically important region of the Lauragais, sometimes known as the 'Land of Cockaigne' in reference to a time of Pastel and the flourishing cotton industry that once existed there.