Books tagged: french history

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Josephine Baker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Josephine Baker was exiled from Paris after making a critical comment about a Nazi official's pet cheetah. In south France she found herself without an alternative until she wired a friend in Paris to send her a lucky rabbit's foot that she had kept from her time in New York City. Her luck changed soon after the talisman was returned. My e-book was researched from newspapers of the 20th century.
Murder In Lyons, France A French President Is Assassinated June 24, 1894
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » European
Cesario Santo told police in Lyons that he had nothing personally against the President of France whose life he ended with his dagger. He qualified this by saying that Marie Sadi Carnot was one of many tyrants. Santo despised him because of this and for not pardoning three anarchists who were imprisoned in French jails. My ebook details Santo's quick trial and his gruesome execution by guillotine.
The Queen and the Courtesan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,820. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Henriette d’Entragues isn’t satisfied with simply being the mistress of Henry IV of France, she wants a crown too. All she has to do to achieve her ambition is to give Henry a son, and whatever it takes through intrigue and conspiracy to set him on the throne. But despite his promises to marry her, the King is obliged by political necessity to ally himself with Marie de Medici.
French Holidays & Traditions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,800. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » European
In this book you will learn the secret history behind many French traditions. One or two short stories, related to a French holiday or tradition, are presented in each of the twelve chapters (one for each month), and followed by a list of holidays. Written in an entertaining style, but packed with information, this is a handy reference for a monthly dose of French culture.
A Tale of Two Cities
Series: Easy English Books. Price: Free! Words: 140,230. Language: Australian English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, is part of a special reading program devised by journalist Dave McKay. The program paraphrases classic novels, primarily targeting people who are learning English as a second language. It enables older students to read classic novels despite having a very limited reading vocabulary. 1700 different English words are used in "A Tale of Two Cities".
More Than A Year In Provence - Endless Tour de France Travel
Price: Free! Words: 16,880. Language: American English. Published: November 2, 2013 by First Class Artists. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Praise for More Than A Year In Provence "I wish you tremendous success" Guy Kawasaki Author of APE, Enchantment, What The Plus. "Christopher's truly unique adventures cycling the backroads of France are a must read for anyone who's ever dreamed of a French country life. I just hope his sequel will reveal where his paradise village is!" Robert Reid Reid on Travel,
The Executioner's Heir: A Novel of Eighteenth-Century France
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,720. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Charles Sanson, like all executioners in 1760s France, is a pariah; the hangman’s son must become one himself, for society’s doors are closed to him. Charles tries to live like an ordinary man and forget the horrors he witnesses, but at last he cannot reconcile the law’s brutal demands with his conscience, in this true story of a pair of tragic, converging lives just before the French Revolution.
Timeline Repair: Attack on America
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 46,490. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
This work is the first in a series that rationalizes the historical detritus resulting from timeline tampering and necessarily imperfect repairs. Three such episodes are described: "Benedict Arnold and the Second Revolutionary War;" "King George and the German Empire; and "Richelieu, the Huguenots and New France."
I Took Panama: The Story of Philippe Bunau-Varilla
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,130. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
Short novel based on the true story of a Frenchman who "invented" a country so the Panama Canal could be completed.
Jewels of French History Books, The Lauragais Story
Price: $9.50 USD. Words: 101,410. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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.