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France: Normandy & Brittany

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXFRN414

Item EXFRN414. Buy these 5 items as a set for $76 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

D-Day June 6, 1944

FRN40
Stephen Ambrose
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1995
655
068480137X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written by the best-selling historian Stephen Ambrose, this well-researched narrative draws together interviews and government documents to tell the gripping tale of D-Day.
$19.99

The Oysters of Locmariaquer

FRN152
Eleanor Clark
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
203
0060887427
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Winner of the 1965 National Book Award, this paper edition of Clark's pleasurable portrait of the hardy oystermen and byways of coastal Brittany is introduced by Mark Kurlansky.
$13.99

Rough Guide Brittany & Normandy

FRN238
Greg Ward
Rough Guides
2015
432
024100974X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative, detailed guide to Brittany and Normandy with a good overview of history and culture, including sections on Monet, D-Day and Mont-St-Michel.
$21.99

Normandy Map 513

FRN49
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
2
2067209655
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed map of Normandy at a scale of 1:200,000, featuring Rouen, Le Havre and the route of the Seine from west of Paris to the Atlantic.
$12.95

Brittany Map

FRN79
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
1
2067135201
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of Brittany, scaled at 1:200,000, depicting major and minor roadways, trails, topography, cities and towns plus tourist attractions.
$11.95

Battle of Normandy 1944 Map

FRN264
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2008
1
2067002627
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This historic reproduction shows battle dates, parachute drops and locations of Allied forces.
$12.95

A Traveler's Guide to D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

FRN330
Carl Shilleto, Mike Tolhurst
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
192
1566565553
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to Normandy's WWII battlefields, memorials, sites and cemeteries.
$14.95

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

Michelin Green Guide Brittany

FRN90
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
480
2067212435
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough introduction to Brittany, featuring brief descriptions of all the major attractions.
$21.99

Michelin Green Guide Normandy

FRN89
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
480
2067212443
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough introduction to Normandy and the Channel Islands in the classic Michelin style, featuring brief descriptions of all the major attractions.
$21.99

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

1066, The Year of the Conquest

GBR115
David Howarth
Penguin Putnam
1981
207
0140058508
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A crack medievalist and storyteller, Howarth brings to life the momentous events of 1066 in rich, anecdotal history -- a classic portrait of the Norman invasion and conquest of England.
$15.00

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

Dawn of D-Day: These Men Were There, June 6, 1944

FRN768
David Howarth
Skyhorse
2008
255
160239203X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Howarth weaves interviews and eyewitness reports to recreate the atmosphere, horror and confusion of the assault on Normandy in this spellbinding account, first published in 1959.
$14.95

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres

FRN44
Henry Brooks Adams
Penguin
1986
398
0140390545
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
First published at the turn of the century, this classic work is a meditation on the medieval world as reflected through its most famous religious structures.
$18.00

Six Armies in Normandy, From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris

FRN118
John Keegan
Penguin Putnam
1994
365
0140235426
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A provocative account of the invasion of Normandy and the battles that proceeded it. Keegan's intense descriptions of the war in northern France are accompanied by perceptive analysis of the military tactics that resulted in Allied victory.
$17.00

The Bretons

FRN239
Patrick Galliou, Michael Jones
Blackwell Publishers
1996
334
063120105X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engaging scholarly history of the Bretons, from prehistoric to modern times.
$52.95

The D-Day Atlas, Anatomy of the Normandy Campaign

FRA49
Charles Messenger
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
176
0500291195
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
At the heart of this fascinating re-creation of the D-Day campaign are 71 color maps, many drawn from the actual maps used by the Allies in 1944. Specially commissioned reconstruction drawings and 82 contemporary photographs help bring the beaches of Normandy to life.
$24.95

The Most Beautiful Villages of Brittany

FRN166
Hugh Palmer (Photographer), James Bentley
Thames & Hudson
1999
208
0500019355
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An illustrated portrait of Brittany, its landscape, architecture and people.
$40.00

The Most Beautiful Villages of Normandy

FRN647
Hugh Palmer
Thames & Hudson
2002
208
0500510725
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An oversized, full color photographic celebration of the villages, churches, chateaux, harbors, and coastlines of Normandy.
$40.00

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

FRN03
Ina Caro
Harvest Books
1996
339
0156003635
PAPER
History
0
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

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

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

A Day in the Country and Other Stories

FRN307
Guy de Maupassant
Oxford University Press
2009
312
0199555788
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of 28 of de Maupassant's short stories, set mostly in the writer's native Normandy.
$11.95

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

Horse of Pride, Life in a Breton Village

FRN344
Pierre-Jakez Helias, June Guicharnaud (Translator)
Yale University Press
1980
368
0300025998
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A richly detailed novel of Breton lives, culture and folklore in the wake of World War I.
$37.00

Legends and Romances of Brittany

FRN354
Lewis Spence
Dover Publications
1997
448
0486296601
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A broad anthology that draws on varying strains of the Breton tradition, including Arthurian legends, the lays of Marie de France and tales of Breton saints as well as more standard fairy stories.
$11.95

Madame Bovary

FRN301
Lydia Davis (Translator), Gustave Flaubert
Penguin
2002
342
0140449124
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The landmark novel of a woman who suffers from her humdrum life in a provincial village outside Rouen, France. Shocking for its realist style, the novel brought Flaubert to court on charges of obscenity. Now the novel is considered a masterpiece.
$17.00

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

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Gauguin

FRN281
Robert Goldwater
Harry N. Abrams
2004
128
0810991470
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A nice series of 116 reproductions of Gauguin's major works.
$19.95

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

GBR246
Joseph Bedier (Translator), Hillaire Belloc (Translator)
Vintage Books
1994
205
0679750169
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This chivalric myth -- of Arthurian fame -- features a Cornish knight and an Irish princess who are under a spell of love.
$14.00

The Portrait

FRN537
Iain Pears
Riverhead Books
2006
224
159448175X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
On a remote island off of Brittany, an art critic sits completely still and silent as his old friend paints his portrait and tells him the story of his long and tortured life in this eerie mystery.
$15.00

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong

FRN755
Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow
2003
351
1402200455
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Two Canadian journalists tackle the contradictions and complexities of the French character, paying particular attention to the question of why the French resist globalization.
$21.99

For Kids

Cathedral, The Story of its Construction

EUR24
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
1981
77
0395175135
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this illuminating book for middle readers, master draughtsman MacAulay presents text and innovative drawings that detail the planning and construction of a 13th-century Gothic cathedral. It's a masterpiece.
$11.99