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A Paris all your own : bestselling women writers on the City of Light
edited by Eleanor Brown
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a French Woman -- Too Much Paris -- Paris is Your Mistress -- A Myth, a Museum, and a Man -- French for "Intrepid" -- Paris, Lost and Found -- Failing At Paris -- The Passion of Routine -- Investigating Paris -- My Paris Dreams -- We'll Never Have Paris -- Reading Paris -- Finding Paris's Hidden Past -- Secret Eatings -- Until We Meet Again -- A Good Idea? -- Paris Alone -- Thirty-Four Things You Should Know About Paris -- What is it about Paris?

"A collection of all-new Paris-themed essays written by some of the biggest names in women's fiction, including Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler, Maggie Shipstead, and Lauren Willig, edited by Eleanor Brown, the New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris. 'My time in Paris,' says New York Times-bestselling author Paula McLain (The Paris Wife), 'was like no one else's ever.' For each of the eighteen bestselling authors in this warm, inspiring, and charming collection of personal essays on the City of Light, nothing could be more true. While all of the women writers featured here have written books connected to Paris, their personal stories of the city are wildly different. Meg Waite Clayton (The Race for Paris) and M.J. Rose (The Book of Lost Fragrances) share the romantic secrets that have made Paris the destination for lovers for hundreds of years. Susan Vreeland (The Girl in Hyacinth Blue) and J. Courtney Sullivan (The Engagements) peek behind the stereotype of snobbish Parisians to show us the genuine kindness of real people. From book club favorites Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler (Z : A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald), and anthology editor Eleanor Brown (The Light of Paris) to mystery writer Cara Black (Murder in the Marais), historical author Lauren Willig (The Secret History of the Pink Carnation), and memoirist Julie Powell (Julie and Julia), these Parisian memoirs range from laugh-out-loud funny to wistfully romantic to thoughtfully somber and reflective. Perfect for armchair travelers and veterans of Parisian pilgrimages alike, readers will delight in these brand-new tales from their most beloved authors"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry DC707 .P134 2017

The bonjour effect : the secret codes of French conversation revealed
Barlow, Julie, 1968- author
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2017
Baker Berry DC34 .B275 2017

A people's history of the French Revolution
Hazan, Éric
London : Verso, 2017
Baker Berry DC148 .H2913 2017

Exile, imprisonment, or death : the politics of disgrace in Bourbon France, 1610-1789
Swann, Julian, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017
Head of the household: disgrace at the Courts of Louis XIII and Louis XIV -- Master and servant: Ministerial disgrace in the reign on Louis XIV -- 'Sire, in the name of God, have pity on me': the personal experience of disgrace -- The Golden Age of ministerial exile, 1715-54 -- Punishing the Parlements: exile, disgrace, and judicial politics -- Of secrets and supper parties: disgrace at the Court of Louis XV -- 'The secret of knowing how to be bored': daily life in disgrace -- Emptying the chamber pot: Family and friendship in disgrace -- 'The cry of the people is the voice of God': the popular politics of disgrace -- Disgrace without dishonour -- From disgrac to despotism: Lettres de cachet, arbitrary punishment, and the campaign for a Law of Public Safety -- Idol of the nation: ministerial disgrace in the reign of Louis XVI.

"On the accession of Louis XIII in 1610 following the assassination of his father, the Bourbon dynasty stood on unstable foundations. For all of Henri IV's undoubted achievements, he had left his son a realm that was still prey to the ambitions of an aristocracy that possessed independent military force and was prepared to resort to violence and vendetta in order to defend its interests and honour. To establish his personal authority, Louis XIII was forced to resort to conspiracy and murder, and even then his authority was constantly challenged. Yet a little over a century later, as the reign of Louis XIV drew to a close, such disobedience was impossible. Instead, a simple royal command expressing the sovereign's disgrace was sufficient to compel the most powerful men and women in the kingdom to submit to imprisonment or internal exile without a trial or an opportunity to justify their conduct, abandoning their normal lives, leaving families, careers, offices, and possessions behind in obedience to their sovereign. To explain that transformation, this volume examines the development of this new 'politics of disgrace', why it emerged, how it was conceptualized, the conventions that governed its use, and reactions to it, not only from the perspective of the monarch and his noble subjects, but also the great corporations of the realm and the wider public. Although that new model of disgrace proved remarkably successful, influencing the ideas and actions of the dominant social elites, it was nevertheless contested, and the critique of disgrace connects to the second aim of this work, which is to use shifting attitudes to the practice as a means of investigating the nature of Old Regime political culture and some of the dramatic and profound changes it experienced in the years separating Louis XIII's dramatic seizure of power from the French Revolution."--
Baker Berry DC110 .S936 2017

L'étrange victoire : de la défense de la République à la Libération de la France
Crémieux-Brilhac, Jean-Louis
[Paris] : Gallimard, [2016]
Baker Berry DC373.C84 A3 2016

Révolution : c'est notre combat pour la France
Macron, Emmanuel, 1977- author
[Paris] : XO éditions, [2016]
Dans ce livre qui s'apparente à un programme de campagne, le leader d'En marche ! et ancien ministre de l'Economie, de l'Industrie et du Numérique du gouvernement Valls apporte des éclaircissements sur les enjeux de sa politique suite à sa déclaration de candidature à l'élection présidentielle de 2017.
Baker Berry DC430 .M337 2016

The Hundred Years War. Volume IV, Cursed kings
Sumption, Jonathan, author
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015
List of maps, plans and tables -- Preface -- Paris 1400: A time of fortune -- Divided island: England, 1399-1402 -- The Pirate War, 1402-1404 -- The Duke of Orléans, 1404-1405 -- Gascony and Wales, 1405-1407 -- In the Rue Vieille du Temple: The road to civil war, 1407-1411 -- Unwelcome friends: The English in France, 1411-1413 -- The Cabochians: Revolution in Paris, 1413 -- Henry V, 1413-1414 -- "With trety ye lose...": Towards the breach, 1414-1415 -- Harfleur and Agincourt, 1415 -- The Count of Armagnac, 1415-1417 -- The conquest of Normandy, 1417-1418 -- The Siege of Rouen, 1418-1419 -- On the Bridge of Montereau, 1419-1420 -- The Treaty of Troyes, 1419-1420 -- Melun and Paris: Disaster at Baugé, 1420-1421 -- The Siege of Meaux: The death of princes, 1421-1422 -- Abbreviations -- References -- Bibliography -- Index.
Baker Berry DC96 .S86 2015

Louis XIV intime
Delalex, Hélène
[Paris] : Gallimard ; [2015]
"De son amitié ave le Nôtre à son goût immodéré pour les petits pois, de sa flie des orangers à son affection sans limites pour ses chiennes, de ses lubies d'enfant-roi à ses passions, ses amours mais aussi ses larmes, portrait d'un Louis XIV tel qu'en lui-même, sentimental, attachant, terriblement humain."
Baker Berry DC129 .D44 2015

Norman rule in Normandy, 911-1144
Hagger, Mark S., author
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : The Boydell Press, 2017
This book provides a comprehensive revision and analysis of Normandy, its rulers, and governance between the traditional date for the foundation of the duchy, 911, and the completion of the conquest led by Count Geoffrey V of the Angevins, 1144. It examines how the Norman dukes were able to establish and then to maintain themselves in their duchy, providing a new historical narrative in the process. It also explores the various tools that they used to promote and enforce their authority, from the recruitment of armies to the use of symbolism and emotions at court. In particular, it also seeks to come to terms with the practicalities of ducal power, and reveals that it was framed and promoted from the bottom up as much as from the top down.
Baker Berry DC611.N862 H34 2017

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