Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow (Marie Antoinette Trilogy, by Juliet Grey

By Juliet Grey

A desirable novel of wealthy spectacle and royal scandal, Days of majesty, Days of Sorrow spans fifteen years within the fateful reign of Marie Antoinette, France’s so much mythical and infamous queen.

Paris, 1774. on the gentle age of eighteen, Marie Antoinette ascends to the French throne along her husband, Louis XVI. yet at the back of the extravagance of the younger queen’s complicated silk robes and dizzyingly excessive coiffures, she harbors deeper fears for her destiny and that of the Bourbon dynasty.

From the early growing to be pains of marriage to the enjoyment of conceiving a baby, from her ardour for Swedish army attaché Axel von Fersen to the devastating Affair of the Diamond Necklace, Marie Antoinette attempts to upward thrust above the gossip and rivalries that encircle her. yet as revolution blossoms in the US, a far greater chance looms past the gilded gates of Versailles—one which may sweep away the French monarchy endlessly.

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The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My by Clotilde Dusoulier

By Clotilde Dusoulier

Cook from the farmer’s industry with encouraged vegetarian recipes—many of that are gluten-free and dairy-free—with a French twist, all highlighting seasonal produce.
 
Beloved ChocolateAndZucchini.com nutrients blogger Clotilde Dusoulier isn't really a vegetarian. yet she has, like many people, selected to consume much less meat and fish, and is often trying to find new how one can cook dinner what seems to be most sensible on the marketplace. In The French marketplace Cookbook, she takes us in the course of the seasons in eighty two recipes—and explores the affection tale among French food and vegetables.
 
Choosing what’s ripe and in season capability Clotilde doesn't count seriously at the cheese, cream, and pastas that frequently overpopulate vegetarian recipes. as an alternative she we could the intense flavors of the greens shine via: carrots are frivolously spiced with famous person anise and vanilla in a soup made with almond milk; tomatoes are jazzed up via mustard in a beautiful tart; wintry weather squash stars in golden Corsican turnovers; and luscious peaches bake in a cardamom-scented custard. With seventy five colour pictures of the tempting dishes and the considerable markets of Paris, and with Clotilde’s fascinating tales of purchasing and cooking in France, The French marketplace Cookbook is a transportive and gorgeous cookbook for nutrients fanatics in every single place.

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France and the Nazi Menace: Intelligence and Policy Making by Peter Jackson

By Peter Jackson

France and the Nazi Menace examines the French reaction to the problem posed by means of nationwide Socialist Germany within the years 1933-1939. Dr Jackson argues that the German risk used to be faraway from the single problem dealing with French nationwide leaders in an period of financial melancholy and profound ideological discord. merely after the nationwide humiliation on the Munich convention did the possibility from Nazi Germany take priority over France's inner difficulties within the making of coverage.

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Au revoir là-haut by Pierre Lemaitre

By Pierre Lemaitre

2013 Prix Goncourt winner from an writer who commonly writes thrillers. This novel is set French males coming back from battling in international struggle I, who locate that they're no longer sought after in post-War France. They choose to focus on it. no longer but translated into English.

Sur les ruines du plus grand carnage du XXe siècle, deux rescapés des tranchées, passablement abîmés, prennent leur revanche en réalisant une escroquerie aussi spectaculaire qu'amorale. Des sentiers de l. a. gloire à l. a. subversion de los angeles patrie victorieuse, ils vont découvrir que los angeles France ne plaisante pas avec ses morts...
Fresque d'une infrequent cruauté, remarquable par son structure et sa puissance d'évocation, Au revoir là-haut est le grand roman de l'après-guerre de 14, de l'illusion de l'armistice, de l'État qui glorifie ses disparus et se débarrasse de vivants trop encombrants, de l'abomination érigée en vertu.
Dans l'atmosphère crépusculaire des lendemains qui déchantent, peuplée de misérables pantins et de lâches reçus en héros, Pierre Lemaitre compose los angeles grande tragédie de cette génération perdue avec un expertise et une maîtrise impressionnants.

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Napoleon Bonaparte and the Legacy of the French Revolution by Martyn Lyons

By Martyn Lyons

The Napoleonic interval can't be interpreted as a unmarried ancient 'block'. Bonaparte had many alternative character: the Jacobin, the Republican, the reformer of the Consulate, the consolidator of the Empire and the 'liberal' of the Hundred Days. The emphasis right here may be on Napoleon because the inheritor and executor of the French Revolution, instead of on his position because the liquidator of innovative beliefs. Napoleon might be visible as a part of the Revolution, maintaining its social earnings, and consecrating the triumph of the bourgeoisie. The ebook will steer clear of the private and heroic interpretation of the interval. rather than seeing the period by way of a unmarried guy, the examine will discover advancements in French society and the economic climate, giving due weight to fresh examine at the demographic and social background of the interval 1800-1815.

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Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and by Tom McDonough

By Tom McDonough

This quantity is a revised and improved model of a distinct factor of the magazine October (Winter 1997) that was once dedicated to the paintings of the Situationist foreign (SI). the 1st part of the difficulty contained formerly unpublished serious texts, and the second one part contained translations of basic texts that had formerly been unavailable in English. The emphasis was once at the SI's profound engagement with the paintings and cultural politics in their time (1957-1972), with a robust argument for his or her essentially political and activist stance via former participants of the crowd, T. J. Clark and Donald Nicholson-Smith.Guy Debord and the Situationist foreign vitamins either sections. It reprints vital, demanding to discover essays by means of Giorgio Agamben, Libero Andreotti, Jonathan Crary, Thomas Y. Levin, Greil Marcus, and Tom McDonough and doubles the variety of translations of fundamental texts, which now surround a broader and extra consultant diversity of the SI's writings on tradition and language. In a box nonetheless ruled through hagiography, the serious texts have been chosen for his or her willingness to confront seriously the heritage and legacy of the SI. They learn the crowd in the broader framework of the historic and neo-avant-gardes and, past that, the postwar global more often than not. The translations hint the SI's reflections at the legacy of the avant-garde in paintings and structure, relatively at the linguistic and spatial value of montage aesthetics. a number of the translated works are through man Debord (1932?1994), the impresario of the SI, specially recognized for his booklet The Society of the Spectacle.

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Dictionnaire des vins de France by Valérie Quaireau, François Huertas, François Bachelot

By Valérie Quaireau, François Huertas, François Bachelot

Découvrir : Alsace-gewurztraminer, champagne, côtes-de-provence, margaux, romanée-conti... Certains noms vous sont déjà familiers ou font écho à des vins légendaires.

Retrouvez-les dans le Dictionnaire des vins de France et laissez-vous guider vers d'autres découvertes. Les appellations, classées par ordre alphabétique, sont minutieusement décrites : région, couleur des vins, superficie, quantity de creation, cépages et sols. Une carte du vignoble français vous aide à les situer.

Reconnaître à l'œil, au nez, en bouche... Suivez les étapes de los angeles dégustation pour identifier les caractères de chaque vin : l. a. couleur, les familles d'arômes et l'équilibre des saveurs.

Savoir : Retenez les conseils pratiques du Dictionnaire des vins de France pour apprécier chaque vin dans les meilleures stipulations. Sachez distinguer les vins à boire jeunes et les vins de garde. Servez-les à l. a. bonne température, accompagnés des mets les plus flatteurs.

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Éclats d'empires: Asie Centrale, Caucase, Afghanistan by Marlène Laruelle, Sébastien Peyrouse

By Marlène Laruelle, Sébastien Peyrouse

Guerre d’août 2008 entre l. a. Géorgie et l. a. Russie pour le contrôle sur les républiques sécessionnistes d’Ossétie du Sud et d’Abkhazie, conflits interethniques entre Kirghizes et Ouzbeks au sud du Kirghizstan en juin 2010, départ des troupes occidentales d’Afghanistan en 2014… : le Caucase, l’Asie centrale et l’Afghanistan ne cessent d’occuper l’actualité internationale et de susciter l’attention inquiète du reste du monde. Les connaissances sur ces « éclats d’empires » se sont considérablement développées au cours des vingt dernières années, avec los angeles chute de l’Union soviétique et un accès facilité à l’Afghanistan post-talibans. Loin des clichés qui tendent à ne faire de cette région qu’un théâtre de conflits, d’enjeux énergétiques et d’une concurrence géopolitique entre grandes puissances, los angeles trentaine de chercheurs qui ont participé à cet ouvrage nous proposent de l’appréhender dans toute sa diversité et toute sa complexité. Ils évoquent les variations politiques sans précédent qu’elle a connues et les changements sociaux et culturels de grande ampleur qui los angeles traversent, mais aussi l’impératif auquel elle est soumise de s’intégrer dans une économie mondialisée et de développer de nouveaux partenariats stratégiques.

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Blue of Noon by Georges Bataille, Harry Mathews

By Georges Bataille, Harry Mathews

Set opposed to the backdrop of Europe's slide into Fascism, Blue of Noon is a blackly compelling account of depravity and violence. As its narrator lurches despairingly from urban to urban in a surreal sexual and psychological nightmare of squalor, sadism and drunken encounters, his inner cave in mirrors the scuffling with and marching at the streets outdoors. Exploring the darkish forces underneath the skin of civilization, this can be a novel torn among selecting with history's sufferers and being seduced by way of the huge glamour of its bad victors, and is without doubt one of the 20th century's nice nihilist works.

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