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Brown, Frederick

Summary: "From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France ("Masterful history...hard to put down."-Henry Kissinger); Zola ("Magnificent." --The New Yorker); andFlaubert ("Impeccable."-James Wood, cover, The New York Times Book Review)-a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led to France's embrace of Fascism and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 944.081 BRO

Guéhenno, Jean

Summary: "Jean Guéhenno's Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1945 is the most oft-quoted piece of testimony on life in occupied France. A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Paris and a bitter commentary on literary life in those years, it has also been called "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Caroline Moorehead, Wall Street Journal). Here, David Ball provides not only...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 GUE

Weir, Alison

Summary: A novel of the devout young woman who became the unwilling object of King Henry VIII's ardor-and the mother of his only son. In this third book in the epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed historian and bestselling author brings new insight to this dramatic story, showing how pure fear for her life determined Jane Seymour's actions. 25-year-old Jane Seymour wants nothing more than to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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Sinclair, Anne

Summary: "A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family, but his paintings--modern masterpieces by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 ROSENBERG, PAUL SIN

Hazan, Éric

Summary: "Eric Hazan, author of the acclaimed The Invention of Paris, takes us by the hand in this walk from Ivry to Saint-Denis, more or less following the dividing line between the east and west of Paris, or what you could call the "Paris meridian." He chose this itinerary without much consideration, but later on it became clear to him that it was no accident, that this line followed the meanders of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.4 HAZ

Williams, Kate

Summary: From CNN's official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of the woman who conquered Napoleon's heart -- and with it, an empire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BONAPARTE, JOSEPHINE WIL

Summary: The history of the Normans is a chronicle of the roots of modern society, religion and politics. This landmark three-part series presents the epic story of the Normans as it has never been told before.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV NOR

Summary: Leader of the one and only successful French counter-attack against the Germans before the Liberation, who escaped to London and issued the clarion call, "France has lost a battle, she has not lost the war," Charles de Gaulle badgered and bullied his way through the war years, demanding a larger role for France than Churchill and Roosevelt were willing to give a country that had barely lifted a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: From its beginnings as a small fishing village inhabited by the Parisii during the third century B.C. through Caesar's conquest of Gaul and its acquisition of the name Lutetia, from its consecration as the capital of Capetian France in the 10th century through Villon to the student rebellion of 1968, Paris has been synonymous with France as no other national capital is. This program tells the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Eddo-Lodge, Reni.

Summary: In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote on her blog about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Circus 2017

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Summary: Pocahontas, the young daughter of Chief Powhatan, wonders what adventures await just around the riverbend. She is joined by her playful pals, raccoon Meeko and hummingbird Flit. A chance meeting with Captain Smith leads to a friendship that will change history, as the Native Americans and English settlers learn to live together.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Children's videos, Call number: DVD POC