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Paris & Normandy Coast

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Item EXFRN435. Buy these 4 items as a set for $71 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Eyewitness Guide France

FRN01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
672
1465440178
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide to all of France features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$30.00

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

Paris to the Moon

FRN208
Adam Gopnik
Random House
2001
338
0375758232
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Gopnik writes with candor and humor about Paris and Parisian ways in these charming reflections on adapting to life in glorious exile.
$18.00

France Map

FRN07
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
1
2067123157
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, accurate and up-to-date map of France at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$12.95

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

Eyewitness Guide Loire Valley

FRN43
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
264
1465427090
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Visually rich, comprehensive, and practical, this guidebook is an excellent introduction to the history, culture and attractions of the Loire Valley. Highly recommended.
$25.00

Fodor's Paris' 25 Best

FRN41
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546273
PAPER
Guidebook
5/13/2014
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket map and guide includes essential information on the city's history, highlights and sightseeing, ideal for a short visit to the City of Light.
$13.99

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

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 Longest Day: June 6, 1944

FRN382
Cornelius Ryan
Touchstone
1994
350
0671890913
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Long the standard history of the Allied invasion of Normandy, Ryan's visceral account of men at war is skillfully written and accurate. First published in 1959.
$17.00

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 Most Beautiful Villages of the Loire

FRN483
James Bentley, Hugh Palmer (Photographer)
Thames & Hudson
2001
208
0500510512
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An illustrated portrait of the region, its landscape, architecture, and people, featuring 275 color photographs and accompanying lively essays by Francophile James Bentley.
$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 wi
$17.95

The Gothic Cathedral, Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order

EUR246
Otto Georg Von Simson
Princeton University Press
1988
364
0691018677
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A scholarly examination of the Medieval cathedral as a representation of the supernatural and divine.
$45.00

A Moveable Feast

FRN26
Ernest Hemingway
Touchstone
1996
211
068482499X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A treasure for anyone interested in Parisian cafe society and its luminaries circa 1925. Hemingway includes sharp portraits of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others who idled on their way to greatness.
$16.00

Between Meals, An Appetite for Paris

FRN32
A.J. Liebling
North Point Press
2004
182
086547236X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Liebling captures with stylish prose his coming-of-age in Paris in this elegant memoir, which is also a tribute to French cuisine.
$15.00

Eleanor of Aquitaine, A Life

FRN287
Alison Weir
Ballantine Books
2001
464
0345434870
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Weir's enjoyable biography of the woman who was both queen of France (married to Louis VII) and queen of England (married to Henry II) shows Eleanor as an ambitious political and artistic powerbroker in an age when most women were seen but not heard.
$18.00

Into a Paris Quartier, Reine Margot's Chapel and other Haunts of St. Germain

FRN491
Diane Johnson
National Geographic
2005
204
0792262085
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Novelist Diane Johnson (Le Divorce) writes with insight, verve and wit in this affectionate, personal portrait of St Germain-des-Prés, her neighborhood on the Left Bank.
$10.95

On Rue Tatin, Living and Cooking in a French Town

FRN308
Susan Herrmann Loomis
Broadway Books
2002
288
0767904559
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A talented chef with winning prose, Loomis dedicates her memoir to Louviers and its inhabitants "for making room for us." With 50 Norman recipes throughout.
$16.00

The Secret Life of the Seine

FRN48
Mort Rosenblum
Da Capo Press
2001
290
0306810743
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
After losing his Paris apartment, Rosenblum, a born storyteller, takes to a houseboat moored on the Seine. The result is this entertaining tour of the places and people he encounters during his explorations along the river.
$17.50

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

Chocolat

FRN484
Joanne Harris
Penguin Putnam
2000
306
0140282033
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This charming novel set in the Loire Valley pits provincial morals against pleasure. Adapted into a popular movie.
$16.00

In a Dark Wood Wandering, A Novel of the Middle Ages

FRN86
Hella Haasse
Academy Chicago
1991
594
089733356X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
With a cast of thousands including Joan of Arc and the Dukes of Burgundy, this 1949 historical novel renders the political intrigue, people and texture of 15th-century Europe and of medieval court life during the Hundred Years War.
$21.95

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

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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

Eyewitness Guide Paris

FRN02
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
440
1465441247
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeous, well-illustrated and filled with maps, this compact book provides an excellent overview of the French capital, its history, traditions and sights.
$19.99

Travelers' Tales France

FRN05
James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger
Traveler's Tales
2002
528
1885211732
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A wonderful collection of mostly contemporary tales, including such marvelous authors as Peter Mayle, M.F.K. Fisher, Mort Rosenblum, Ina Caro and Jan Morris. Organized thematically, it's a good introduction to the history, culture and character of France.
$18.95

The Age of the Cathedrals, Art and Society 980-1420

EUR01
Georges Duby
University of Chicago Press
1983
320
0226167704
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
French scholar Duby, writing very accessibly, describes both the great cathedrals and the philosophical, religious, and political climate that enabled them to be built in this classic.
$28.00

Long Ago in France, The Years in Dijon

FRN21
M.F.K. Fisher
Touchstone
1992
159
0671755145
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A memoir of Fisher's years in France in the late '20s and early '30s, a time of exuberant discoveries of the glories of French food and French culture.
$13.95

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

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

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

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

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

Le Divorce

FRN56
Diane Johnson
Plume
1998
309
0452277337
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This wonderfully written novel doubles as a study of French and American convention.
$15.00

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

Perfume, The Story of a Murderer

FRN69
Patrick Suskind
Vintage Books
2001
255
0375725849
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The chilling tale of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a monster in pursuit of the prefect perfume, rich in the earthy details of 18th-century Paris.
$16.00

South Wind Through the Kitchen, The Best of Elizabeth David

MED30
Elizabeth David
David R. Godine
2011
400
1906502900
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A selection of 200 recipes and travel essays from Elizabeth David's nine influential books, including Book of Mediterranean Food and French Country Cooking.
$29.95

Two Lives of Charlemagne

FRN77
Nofker the Stammerer Einhard, Lewis G.M. Thorpe (Translator)
Penguin
1969
227
0140442138
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Two 8th-century histories of Charlemagne and his military conquests. Both present a vivid account of his life and times, already establishing him as a legendary character.
$16.00

Talking It Over

GBR118
Julian Barnes
Vintage Books
1992
272
0679736875
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A modern version of "Jules and Jim.'
$16.00

Citizens, A Chronicle of the French Revolution

FRN115
Simon Schama
Random House
1990
948
0679726101
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A detailed account of the French Revolution from an eminent historian.
$32.00

Impressionism, Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society

FRN117
Robert L. Herbert
Yale University Press
1991
324
0300050836
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A magnificently illustrated social history, this book shows the cafes, opera houses, dance halls and other places of entertainment and leisure that inspired some of the great Impressionist paintings.
$38.50

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 Count of Monte Cristo

FRN122
Alexandre Dumas, David Coward (Editor)
Everyman's Library
2009
1168
0192833952
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Dumas's absorbing classic of hidden treasure, guile and revenge in a newly revised translation for the Everyman's Library.
$30.00

Les Miserables

FRN123
Victor Hugo, Norman McAfee (Translator), Lee Fahnestock (Translator)
Signet
2013
1476
045141943X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The classic tale of redemption set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
$9.95

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

FRN124
Victor Hugo
Signet
2010
510
0451531515
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The compelling story of a deformed bell-ringer set in medieval France.
$5.95

The Complete Claudine

FRN125
Colette
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2001
560
0374528039
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A collection of four short novels about coming of age as a woman in turn-of-the-century France. Colette beautifully evokes period and place in this vivid portrait of Victorian Paris.
$22.00

Napoleon Bonaparte

FRN149
Alan Schom
HarperCollins Publishers
1998
888
0060929588
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An extremely unflattering biography of Napoleon. Schom challenges some common notions of the Bonaparte legend, while giving well researched accounts of some of the most famous battles.
$24.99

French Provincial Cooking

FRN174
Elizabeth David, Julia Child (Introduction)
Penguin
1999
524
0141181532
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
More than just a cookbook, in this influential classic, David includes a long introduction on the origins of food traditions in France, and asides on history, food traditions, literature and the pleasures of rural France.
$18.00

Fodor's Essential France

FRN180
Fodor's
Fodor's
2017
832
1101880031
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent all-around guidebook to the history, culture and attractions of France.
$24.99

Rough Guide France

FRN183
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2016
1064
0241204437
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to France, covering history, art, music and culture in detail. With a region-by-region overview of attractions and practical travel information.
$26.99

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

Carmen and Other Stories

FRN201
Prosper Merimee, Nicholas Jotcham (Translator)
Oxford University Press
2008
361
0199540446
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of nine stories, including Carmen, memorably set in southern Spain -- and source for the Bizet opera of the same name.
$13.95

At Home in France

FRN215
Ann Barry
Lightning Source
1997
247
0345407873
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Tales of an American and Her House Abroad," this account of life in a small village in southwestern France is shot through with Barry's irony and New York outlook on life.
$19.00

A Woman's Story

FRN218
Annie Ernaux
Seven Stories Press
2003
92
1583225757
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A lovely, impressionistic tribute to the author's mother, who lived much of her life in Yvelot in Normandy.
$8.95

Impressionism

FRN223
James Henry Rubin
Phaidon Press
1999
446
0714838268
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Impressionism in the "Art and Ideas" series.
$29.95

The Gothic Cathedral

EUR80
Christopher Wilson
Thames & Hudson
2005
304
0500276811
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of gothic cathedrals, their history, design and construction, covering the masterpieces built from the 12th to the 16th century. With photographs and diagrams.
$34.95

Mythologies

FRN233
Roland Barthes
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1989
159
0374521506
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Reflections on the Parisian character.
$14.00

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

Art and Society in the Middle Ages

EUR85
Georges Duby
John Wiley & Sons Inc.
2000
128
0745621740
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A study of the relationship between the production of art and the nature of Medieval society.
$30.55

France Centre Map 518

FRN241
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
2
2067135260
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of central France, including the Loire valley, Tours, Orleans and Bourges, at a scale of 1:200,000.
$11.95

Art and Architecture in France, 1500-1700

FRN242
Richard Beresford, Anthony Blunt
Yale University Press
1999
304
0300077483
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A depiction of artistic endeavors which were born in 16th- and 17-century France.
$45.00

Medieval Art

EUR91
Marilyn Stokstad
Perseus
2004
446
0813341140
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive survey of medieval art throughout Europe.
$80.00

The Debacle

FRN251
Emile Zola
Penguin
1973
509
0140442804
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This is Zola's novel of the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune, as seen through the stories of common soldiers. Strong on historical detail, it remains one of the most famous and powerful pieces on the devastating conflict that brought Alsace under the control of Germany.
$17.00

Michelin Red Guide France

FRN253
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2017
2112
2067214640
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In French. The annually updated more than 100 year old bible to dining and lodging. A new edition is published each spring -- we'll send you the latest available.
$29.99

Michelin Red Guide France

FRN253
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2017
2112
2067214640
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In French. The annually updated more than 100 year old bible to dining and lodging. A new edition is published each spring -- we'll send you the latest available.
$29.99

Making of the Middle Ages

EUR105
Richard W. Southern
Yale University Press
1953
0300002300
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic history of 10th to 13th century Europe, covering culture, politics and major personalites.
$25.00

French in 10 Minutes a Day

FRN260
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2014
132
1931873291
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This book, which comes with a new digital download feature, will teach you the language skills you’ll need for your travels abroad. The 132-page colorfully illustrated workbook includes hands-on learning aids, a 2000-word glossary and easy phonetic pronunciation throughout. See and hear the words as you play with the interactive software versions of the book’s sticky labels, flash cards, colors and numbers.
$34.95

Bourgogne Map

FRN262
IGN
IGN
2007
2
2110050918
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of the Burgundy region of France.
$11.95

Eyewitness Phrase Book, French

FRN263
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2003
144
0789494876
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A pocket guide to French with essential phrases for the traveler, mai oui.
$8.00

The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade

FRN278
Michael Costen
St. Martin's Press
1997
256
0719043328
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the war against the Cathar heretics of Languedoc in the 12th and 13th centuries, including an in-depth profile of the region's social and political situation at the time.
$30.00

Vichy France and the Jews

FRN291
Robert O. Paxton, Michael Robert Marrus
Stanford University Press
1995
432
0804724997
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An excellent, scholarly history of World War II-era France, and especially of Nazi collaboration by the Vichy government. The authors, after mapping events, ask, "Why did this happen?"
$29.95

A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe

EUR111
Ben G. Frank
Pelican Publishing Company
2001
752
1565547764
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to Jewish sights, monuments and customs in 18 European countries, as well as practical travel information and advice for travelers in search of their ancestral roots.
$25.00

Loire Valley Map 517

FRN302
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
1
2067135252
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the Loire region of France in the series published by Michelin series, at a scale of 1:200,000.
$11.95

Mary Cassatt, Painter of Modern Women

FRN303
Griselda Pollock
Thames & Hudson
1998
224
0500203172
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
According to this monograph, Cassatt was a full-fledged member of the French Impressionist group.
$19.95

Boundaries, The Making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees

SPN154
Peter Sahlins
University of California Press
1991
351
0520074157
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A study of national identity in Catalonia, Cerdanya and the border lands between France and Spain, with an overview of their demarcation and arbitrary division in 1659.
$36.95

The Thirty Years' War

EUR115
Geoffrey Parker (Editor)
Routledge
1997
316
0415128838
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly history of the major European conflict of the 17th century. Among the outcomes were the annexation of Alsace by France, the annexation of Pomerania by Sweden and the legalization of Calvinism in Germany.
$45.95

Impressionism

FRN310
Belinda Thomson
Thames & Hudson
2000
272
0500203350
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A readable account of the French Impressionist movement and its most notable artists, illustrated with color reproductions. This book's thoughtful analyses of individual works are illuminated by solid historical and cultural background.
$21.95

Claude Monet, The Color of Time

FRN311
Virginia Spate
Thames & Hudson
2001
384
0500282730
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A critically lauded analysis of Monet and his art, taking into account technique, the evolution of themes and styles, historical and biographical information.
$39.95

Pegasus Bridge

WAR18
Stephen Ambrose
Touchstone
1988
400
0671671561
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Detailed and engrossing, this volume tells of the British airborne troops whose attack on German defense forces on June 6, 1944, opened the door for the Allied invasion of Normandy.
$15.00

Citizen Soldiers

WAR19
Stephen Ambrose
Touchstone
1998
528
0684848015
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ambrose's account of the battles fought in the year between D-Day and the German surrender, from the U.S. Army's perspective.
$18.00

Overlord, D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

WAR20
Max Hastings
Vintage Books
1985
368
0671554352
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A readable and well researched account of "Operation Overlord," the name given to the Allied Invasion of Europe.
$18.00

Haute Cuisine, How the French Invented the Culinary Profession

FRN320
Amy B. Trubek
University of Pennsylvania Press
2001
200
0812217764
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A historical study of French gastronomy.
$19.95

National Geographic France

FRN322
Rosemary Bailey
National Geographic
2015
400
1426214006
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An abundantly illustrated guide to the country with an excellent overview of history, art and culture.
$27.95

The Measure of Her Powers, An M.F.K. Fisher Reader

CUL01
M. F. K. Fisher
Counterpoint
2010
432
1582435561
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A fat, judicious selection of M.F.K. Fisher's writings, which spanned a lifetime and chronicled adventures (culinary and otherwise) in France, Switzerland and Italy, on shipboard and in her native California.
$21.95

The Hundred Years War: The English in France, 1337-1453

FRN329
Desmond Seward
Penguin Putnam
1999
304
0140283617
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engrossing portrait of the battles, personalities and society of Medieval England and France. A popular historian, this is but one of Seward's many books on Medieval Europe, dramatically told in vivid detail.
$17.00

The Enormous Room

WAR33
E. E. Cummings
Penguin
1999
278
0871401509
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fictional account of the poet's four-month confinement in Normandy during WWI.
$16.00

Travels Through France and Italy

EUR124
Tobias Smollett
Northwestern
1997
144
0810160536
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An irascible, appreciative account of travels -- and the foibles of continentals -- by the 18th-century British novelist. A pleasure.
$24.95

William the Conqueror, The Norman Impact Upon England

GBR249
David C. Douglas
University of California Press
1964
0520003500
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic account of the Norman invasion of England and its aftermath.
$31.95

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

Modern Art, Impressionism to Post-Modernism

ART09
David Britt (Editor)
Thames & Hudson
2008
416
0500281262
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A thoroughly illustrated Modern art survey of European and American works. Revised edition.
$29.95

Renoir, My Father

ART10
Jean Renoir
NYRB
2001
437
0940322773
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The great filmmaker's portrait of his father remains the standard biography of the Impressionist master -- personable, informative and affectionate. With 12 color plates.
$19.95

Napoleon

FRN348
Paul Johnson
Penguin Putnam
2006
208
0143037455
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In just over 200 blistering pages, British historian Johnson not only traces the major events of the emperor's life, from his birth on Corsica to his death on St. Helena, but also exposes Napoleon's ruthless appetite for power and his naked opportunism.
$14.00

The Complete Jewish Guide to France

FRN349
Toni Kamins
Griffin Publishing
2001
238
0312244495
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A well-research compact guide to visiting synagogues and other sites of Jewish interest.
$22.99

Art and Illusion

ART15
E. H. Gombrich
Princeton University Press
2000
512
0691070008
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A classic study on the ever-evolving relationship between perception and art, Gombrich is primarily concerned with the viewer rather than the artist.
$49.95

Artists in Residence

FRN353
Dana Micucci
Little Bookroom
2001
143
1892145006
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An attractively illustrated guide to exploring the homes of 19th-century artists in and around Paris, including Giverny, Auvers and Ornans. An excellent guide for day-long excursions outside Paris with a focus on nature and art.
$19.95

Possession, A Romance

FRN355
A.S. Byatt
Vintage Books
1991
576
0679735909
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Good literature, especially appropriate for travelers headed to Brittany or the British Library.
$16.95

Lonely Planet Cycling France

FRN356
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2009
480
1864500360
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Here's a practical, cycle-themed guide to France, offering the usual Lonely Planet detail on where to stay and eat -- plus the best bike routes and an overview of the Tour de France.
$24.99

Indre et Loire Map

FRN367
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
1
206721022X
MAP
Reference
0
0
1
0
Map of Indre et Loire at a scale of 1:150,000.
$11.95

France in Mind

FRN384
Alice Powers
Vintage Books
2003
352
0375714359
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This wonderful selection of essays, excerpts and stories filters the experience of being in France through the lens of 33 British and American writers.
$16.95

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

Eyewitness Guide Brittany

FRN401
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
288
1465426620
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough, gorgeously illustrated guidebook to the French region, its history, traditions and sights.
$25.00

Cadogan Guide Gascony & the Pyrenees

FRN446
Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls
Cadogan Books
2007
364
1860113605
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A town-by-town guide to Southwestern France, with 6 color maps.
$19.95

The Silent World

OCE86
jacques cousteau
National Geographic
2004
220
0792267966
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This memoir relives Jacques Cousteau's invention of SCUBA (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) and his first experiences with underwater exploration. 50th anniversary edition.
$15.00

The Silent World

OCE86
jacques cousteau
National Geographic
2004
220
0792267966
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This memoir relives Jacques Cousteau's invention of SCUBA (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) and his first experiences with underwater exploration. 50th anniversary edition.
$15.00

Henri Matisse 1869-1954, Master of Color

ART45
Volkmar Essers
Taschen
2000
96
382285977X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This slim book features 300 color reproductions of Matisse's work along with brief accompanying text.
$9.99

Angers Laval Map

FRN485
IGN
IGN
2004
1
2111002534
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, topographic map of the Loire from Angiers to Laval.
$11.95

Tours Blois Map 133

FRN486
IGN
IGN
1
2111002631
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, topographic map spanning Tours to Orleans at a scale of 1:100,000.
$12.95

The Catalans

FRN511
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
224
0393051102
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Patrick O'Brian's bitingly funny novel of Dr. Alain Roeg, returned home to a family in crisis, beautifully evokes the Languedoc town of Saint-Feliu, where O'Brian made his home.
$18.95

National Geographic Provence & Cote D'Azur

FRN512
Barbara Noe
National Geographic
2016
240
1426215479
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Provence and the Cote d'Azur in the visually attractive National Geographic style, complete with photographs, illustrations, maps, and information about culture, nature and history.
$22.95

French English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

FRN520
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
360
1465436308
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
With thousands of neatly arranged color photographs, this compact book is impressively comprehensive, covering everything from the basics of le corps (body) to the vocabulary of la buanderie (utility room).
$14.95

Pimsleur Quick & Simple French

FRN523
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
074350951X
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic French, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

Here Is Where We Meet

EUR189
John Berger
Vintage Books
2006
256
1400079330
PAPER
Literature
8/9/2005
0
0
0
0
This reflective novel weaves a portrait of several European countries through encounters with the dead -- from the narrator's mother, whom he discovers on a park bench in Lisbon, to a childhood friend wandering a market in Krakow.
$16.00

Here Is Where We Meet

EUR189
John Berger
Vintage Books
2006
256
1400079330
PAPER
Literature
8/9/2005
0
0
0
0
This reflective novel weaves a portrait of several European countries through encounters with the dead -- from the narrator's mother, whom he discovers on a park bench in Lisbon, to a childhood friend wandering a market in Krakow.
$16.00

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Wine Country Europe, Touring, Tasting, And Buying At European Regional Wineries

EUR191
Ornella D'Alessio, Marco Santini
Rizzoli International
2005
324
0847827704
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part how-to, part guidebook, part picture book, this charming coffee table treat covers sprawling French vineyards as well as lesser-known hidden treasures in Austria and Hungary.
$35.00

Wine Country Europe, Touring, Tasting, And Buying At European Regional Wineries

EUR191
Ornella D'Alessio, Marco Santini
Rizzoli International
2005
324
0847827704
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part how-to, part guidebook, part picture book, this charming coffee table treat covers sprawling French vineyards as well as lesser-known hidden treasures in Austria and Hungary.
$35.00

Clara's Grand Tour, Travels With a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-century Europe

FRN536
Glynis Ridley
Grove Press
2006
240
0802142338
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The entertaining history of an Indian rhinoceros named Clara, who was brought to Europe in 1741 by a Dutch sea captain and toured for seventeen years, to the delight of several heads of state.
$12.00

France and the French, A Modern History

FRN573
Rod Kedward
Overlook Press
2007
736
1585678813
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A sweeping, in-depth history of France from 1900 to the present day, from the disasterous world wars to the crumbling of the empire to France's modern place in the European Union.
$24.95

The Tour De France, A Cultural History

FRN584
C. S. Thompson
University of California Press
2008
406
0520256301
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This lively, engaging history of the famous cycling event goes beyond a simple history of the race to consider the Tour de France and its meaning in a wider cultural context.
$29.95

Short Stories in French

FRN594
Richard Coward (Editor)
Penguin Putnam
2001
214
0140265430
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
From Daniel Boulanger's exploration of revenge and the desire for recognition in "The Hunter's Cafe," to Alain Gerber's brief and poetic "You Never Die," these stories make good reading in any language. A volume in New Penguin Parallel Texts.
$16.00

Vive La Revolution, A Stand-up History of the French Revolution

FRN609
Mark Steel
Consortium
2006
193185937X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This "stand-up history" hits all the major points of the French revolution in a distinctly unique (and hilarious) style. Steel, as you might guess, is a British comedian with a flair for history.
$15.00

Monet, the Ultimate Impressionist

FRN35
Anthony Roberts (Translator), Sylvie Patin
Thames & Hudson UK
1993
176
0500300305
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A colorful pocket-size reference to Monet's life, paintings and contemporaries, perfect for those visiting Giverny.
$15.95

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

The Family Under the Bridge

FRN313
Natalie Savage Carlson, Garth Williams (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1989
123
0064402509
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This Newbery Medal winning book for children ages 9-12 is a charming, wonderfully human story recounting the Parisian adventures of the hobo Armand and the three homeless children who make him shed his grumpy ways.
$5.99

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

The Little Prince

FRN361
Antoine de Saint Exupery, Richard Howard (Translator)
Harcourt Books
2000
83
0156012197
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Antoine de Saint-Exupery's modern fable, enshrined in the hearts of many. First published in 1943, it tells of a naif extraterrestrial who wanders from planet to planet, learning wisdom as he goes.
$11.00

The Three Musketeers

FRN362
Alexandre Dumas
Oxford University Press
2009
663
0199538468
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This French standard may be long -- and written almost 200 years ago -- but it is page-turning fare for young adults, who'll stay up 'til the wee hours to find out what became of D'Artagnan, Aramis, Athos, Porthos and the nefarious Lady DeWinter.
$12.95

The Scarlet Pimpernel

FRN363
Baroness Orczy
Modern Library
2000
320
0812966112
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Wildly popular since his debut in 1903, the man known as the Scarlet Pimpernel is a foppy English lord by day and a daring genius by night. Here's the rip-roaring classic, set during the French Revolution.
$9.95