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Love and Louis XIV

By: Fraser, Antonia

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talesee/Doubleday, c2006.,,

The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis's accomplishments and follies, exploring in riveting detail his intimate relationships with women. The king's mother, Anne of Austria, had been in a childless marriage for twenty-two years before she gave birth to Louis XIV. A devout Catholic, she instilled in her son a strong sense of ... View more info

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Paris 1919

By: MacMillan, Margaret Olwen

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York : Random House Trade paperbacks, c2002.,

National Bestseller "New York Times" Editors' Choice Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize Silver Medalist for the Arthur Ross Book Award of the Council on Foreign Relations Finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award For six months in 1919, after the end of "the war to end all wars," the Big Three--President Woodrow Wilson, British prime minister David Lloyd George, and French premier Georges Clemenceau--me... View more info

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Rites of Peace

By: Zamoyski, Adam

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial,

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The coming of the French Revolution

By: Lefebvre, Georges

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1947 (various printings).,

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The French Revolution

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Modern Library,

The book that established Thomas Carlyle's reputation when first published in 1837, this spectacular historical masterpiece has since been accepted as the standard work on the subject. It combines a shrewd insight into character, a vivid realization of the picturesque, and a singular ability to bring the past to blazing life, making it a reading experience as thrilling as any novel. As John D. Rosenberg observes in his Introduction, "The French Revolution" is "one of the... View more info

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The Greater Journey

By: McCullough, David G.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster,

"T""he ""G""reater ""J""ourney "is the enthralling, inspiring--and until now, untold--story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. After risking the hazardous journey across the Atlantic, these Americans embarked on a greater journey in the City of Light. Most had never left home, never experienced a differ... View more info

The man who broke Napoleon's codes

By: Urban, Mark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2001.,

History books report -- and rightly so -- that it was the strategic and intelligence-gathering brilliance of the Duke of Wellington (who began his military career as Arthur Wellesley) that culminated in Britain's defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in 1815. Nearly two hundred years later, many of General Wellesley's subordinates are still remembered for their crucial roles in these historic campaigns. But Lt. Col. George Scovell is not among them."The Man Who Broke ... View more info

To the Scaffold

By: Erickson, Carolly

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow and Co., c1991.,

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To the Scaffold

By: Erickson, Carolly

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow and Co., c1991.,

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Walks in Gertrude Stein's Paris

By: Haight, Mary Ellen Jordan

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City : Peregrine Smith Books, 1988.,

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