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Bordeaux

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Essential Reading Package-EXFRN686

Item EXFRN686. Buy these 4 items as a set for $67 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

FRN03
Ina Caro
Harvest Books
1996
339
0156003635
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
Time travel through France by way of its finest castles, chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries. This unusual travelogue is an invaluable companion for traveling in Paris, southern France, the Dordogne and the Loire Valley, combining personal observation with large doses of well-presented history.
$17.95

Adventures on the Wine Route, A Wine Buyer's Tour of France

FRN72
Kermit Lynch
Noonday Press
1990
271
0374522669
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A delightful and warmly anecdotal book highly recommended for anyone touring the wine regions of France. Lynch brings the domains and appellations of French wine to full-blown life and his portraits of the grand personalities who make the wine are priceless.
$19.00

Eyewitness Guide Dordogne, Bordeaux & the Southwest Coast

FRN580
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
320
1465440968
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This outstanding guide to exploring Southwest France features hundreds of color illustrations, local and regional maps and site diagrams.
$25.00

Bordeaux and Surrounding Area Map

FRA179
IGN
IGN
2011
1
2758523922
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Published in France, a map of Bordeaux and surrounding areas at a scale of 1:80,000. Includes an inset of Arcachon.
$9.95

Bordeaux & Arcachon

FRA184
IGN
IGN
2013
1
2758526778
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A one-sided map of Bordeaux and Arcachon at a scale of 1:100,000.
$9.95

Bordeaux Wine Region Map

FRN203
IGN
IGN
2006
1
2118300719
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of Bordeaux, shown at a scale of 1:210,000.
$19.95

Lonely Planet French Phrasebook

FRN120
Marie-Helene Girard, Anny Monet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214448
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

The Complete Bordeaux

FRA344
Stephen Brook
Hachette
2017
720
1784721794
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Fully revised and updated, this unrivalled guide to the Bordeaux wine region encapsulates all of its 13,000 wineries, detailing the major properties, communes and appellations in which they are located. In addition, a vintage guide to the last 40 years of Bordeaux wines is included.
$75.00

French Wine, A History

FRA290
Rod Phillips
University of California Press
2016
319
0520285239
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
In this delicious overview, Phillips guides readers through 2,500 years of French wine history, covering how France's wine regions developed their unique personalities, the relationship of French wine with class, religion and gender and much more.
$34.95

French Wine, An Illustrated Miscellany

FRA293
Bernard Pivot
Rizzoli
2016
256
2080203002
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Filled with anecdotes, facts, quotes, stories and bits of history, this handsome compilation presents what every wine connoisseur worth his salt should know, from the world's top vineyards to the debate over who invented champagne.
$12.98

Grand Bordeaux Chateaux, Inside France's Fine Wine Estates

FRA258
Philippe Chaix
Rizzoli International
2016
200
2080202596
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This luxurious gift volume takes readers inside a dozen exceptional Bordeaux wine estates with histories, tasting notes and profiles of architects.
$85.00

The Essential Guide to Bordeaux Wines

FRA228
Bordeaux Wine School
Harry N. Abrams
2015
168
161769164X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Equal parts handbook and illustrated history, this guide to the Bordeaux wine region of France offers keys to fully appreciating the world’s most famous vineyards, with lush photographs, drawings, maps, charts and diagrams plus recommended food pairings and much more.
$24.95

The Food of France

FRN17
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
450
0679738975
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).
$18.00

A Traveller's History of France

FRN08
Robert Cole
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
256
1566566061
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.
$14.95

A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, Portrait of an Age

EUR06
William Manchester
Little Brown and Company
1993
336
0316545562
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Organized into sections on the Renaissance, Reformation and Discovery, Manchester's popular history evokes in vivid detail the great figures and daily life of the 16th century, including Henry VIII, Magellan, Borgia, da Vinci and Martin Luther.
$16.00

Bordeaux/Burgundy, A Vintage Rivalry

FRA54
Jean-Robert Pitte
University of California Press
2012
0520274555
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A head-to-head social history of the wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, two regions of France whose differences in wine production go far deeper than grape variety.
$29.95

The Autumn of the Middle Ages

EUR17
Johan Huizinga
University of Chicago Press
1997
467
0226359948
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A pioneering work of social and cultural history, this well-translated classic of 1924 is a richly detailed portrait of life, thought and art in 14th- and 15th-century France and the Netherlands.
$32.00

Wine and War, The French, the Nazis and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure

FRN874
Donald Kladstrup
Broadway Books
2002
304
0767904486
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This thrilling account of how the vintners of France saved their crops -- and their bottles -- as the Nazis approached, focuses on the activities of five winemaking families in Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne, Bordeaux and the Loire Valley.
$16.00

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

France, A Traveler's Literary Companion

FRN767
William Rodarmor (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2008
256
1883513189
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This collection contains literary gems from all corners of France by a select group of 20th-century French writers from Colette to Simenon.
$14.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

For Kids

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

GBR245
E.L. Konigsburg
Aladdin Books
2001
208
068984624X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A marvelous fictionalized portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of France and England successively, traveler to Constantinople, wife of a future saint, mother of Richard the Lionheart and for 15 years a prisoner of the English Crown. For young adults.
$7.99

French Picture Word Book

FRA203
Hayward Cirker
Dover Publications
1994
32
0486277771
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A simple and enjoyable language introduction to French for young readers. Each scene contains dozens of familiar objects (household items, clothing, foods, furniture, people, animals and much more). To make things more fun, all the pictures can be colored!
$4.99

Berlitz Language French Flash Cards

FRA281
Apa Publications Limited
Berlitz
2016
50
178004464X
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the French word on the reverse.
$8.99

More Books

Blue Guide Southwest France

FRN53
Delia Gray-Durant
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
648
0393328937
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide with a strong focus on history and architecture, including the region's prehistoric caves and grottos, splendid medieval towns, castles and cathedrals.
$28.95

Cadogan Guide The Dordogne, Lot & Bordeaux

FRN224
Michael Pauls, Dana Facaros
Cadogan Books
2007
464
1860113540
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the region from Bordeaux to Toulouse with detailed information on cultural attractions, history and travel planning.
$19.95

Bordeaux Map

FRN295
IGN
IGN
2012
2
2117222110
MAP
Reference
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
This magnificently detailed city map includes a separate 68-page index. 1:13,000.
$9.95

Red Obsession

CUL10
Russell Crowe (Narrator), Ross, Warwick (Director), David Roach (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2013
631520774X
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Through interviews with passionate chateaux proprietors, this documentary explores the Bordeaux heritage and unveils the volatile nature of the wine business. Narrated by Russell Crowe.
$14.99

He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not

FRA217
Laetitia Colombani
Baker & Taylor Video
2015
6315881947
DVD
Film
4/14/2015
0
0
0
0
This French-produced film analyzes the story of an illicit affair from the perspectives of the two lovers: one, a married doctor, the other, a gifted artist (Audrey Tatou). Set in the Bordeaux region of France.
$24.95

France, A Modern History from the Revolution to the War With Terror

FRA287
Jonathan Fenby
St. Martin's Press
2016
554
1250096839
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Taking his cue from Napoleon's loss at Waterloo in 1815, bestselling historian Jonathan Fenby chronicles the last 200 years of French history, exploring how the nation took its contemporary shape. He narrates two political revolutions, three awful wars with Germany, the rise of Jihadism and a whole lot more.
$29.99

Worth Looking For

Made in France, A Shopper's Guide

FRN706
Laura Morelli
Universe Publishing
2008
208
0789316900
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
Both a fascinating history of France's artisanal legacy and an insider's shopping guide, the book includes illustrations, maps, a primer on French shopping culture and craft festivals.
$24.95

Bordeaux, A Consumer's Guide to the World's Finest Wines

FRN876
Robert M., Jr. Parker
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2003
1264
0743229460
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
Parker's wine bible, organized geographically, includes every chateaux in Bordeaux.
$60.00

The Finest Wines of Bordeaux, A Regional Guide to the Best Chateaux and Their Wines

FRN920
James Lawther
University of California Press
2010
320
0520266579
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
1
Master of Wine Lawther gives readers inside knowledge of 90 chateaux of the Bordeaux region, covering the winemakers, properties, history and, of course, the wines.
$39.95