Tag Archives: Europe/France

The Rose of Martinique

by Andrea Stuart

“The Rose of Martinique is a comprehensive and truly empathetic biography. Andrea Stuart, who was raised in the Caribbean, combines scholarly distance with a…

Running in Place

by Nicholas Delbanco

“Delbanco writes beautifully. . . . It’s hard to imagine a better eye than Delbanco’s through which to see another part of the world.”…

Vino Business

by Isabelle Saporta

A shocking exposé of France’s wine industry by an acclaimed French journalist, Vino Business reveals the big-money deals, speculation, and shady practices that go…

The Sword and the Cross

by Fergus Fleming

“[A] searing story of France’s attempt to colonize the vast Sahara desert and of two unforgettable men who dedicated their lives to the effort….

The Retreat

by Patrick Rambaud

“In The Retreat, a novel much praised for its level of historical detail, French writer Patrick Rambaud locates little grandeur in the ghastly carnage…

The Giant of the French Revolution

by David Lawday

The Giant of the French Revolution tells the story of George-Jacques Danton—visionary leader and tragic hero—in a work The Economist called “a gripping story,…

The French Revolution

by George Rude

“Intelligent. . . . No summary of the French Revolution’s complexities is likely soon to surpass George Rudé’s judicious synthesis. . . . One…

Bohemian Paris

by Dan Franck

“[Bohemian Paris] will captivate both serious and casual readers. . . . Marvelous and informative.” –Carol J. Binkowski, Library Journal (starred review)

The Battle

by Patrick Rambaud

“History writ large, bold, vivid, and real: mesmerizing and authentic.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)