A Hero of France

A Hero of France
Author: Alan Furst
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN: 0812986466
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hero of France Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling master espionage writer, hailed by Vince Flynn as “the best in the business,” comes a riveting novel about the French Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST 1941. The City of Light is dark and silent at night. But in Paris and in the farmhouses, barns, and churches of the French countryside, small groups of ordinary men and women are determined to take down the occupying forces of Adolf Hitler. Mathieu, a leader of the French Resistance, leads one such cell, helping downed British airmen escape back to England. Alan Furst’s suspenseful, fast-paced thriller captures this dangerous time as no one ever has before. He brings Paris and occupied France to life, along with courageous citizens who outmaneuver collaborators, informers, blackmailers, and spies, risking everything to fulfill perilous clandestine missions. Aiding Mathieu as part of his covert network are Lisette, a seventeen-year-old student and courier; Max de Lyon, an arms dealer turned nightclub owner; Chantal, a woman of class and confidence; Daniel, a Jewish teacher fueled by revenge; Joëlle, who falls in love with Mathieu; and Annemarie, a willful aristocrat with deep roots in France, and a desire to act. As the German military police heighten surveillance, Mathieu and his team face a new threat, dispatched by the Reich to destroy them all. Shot through with the author’s trademark fine writing, breathtaking suspense, and intense scenes of seduction and passion, Alan Furst’s A Hero of France is at once one of the finest novels written about the French Resistance and the most gripping novel yet by the living master of the spy thriller.

A Hero in France

A Hero in France
Author: Alan Furst
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-02
ISBN: 1474602932
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hero in France Book Excerpt:

Spring, 1941. Britain is losing the war. Paris is occupied by the Nazis, dark and silent at night. But when the clouds part, and moonlight floods the city, a Resistance leader called Mathieu steps out to begin his work. The fighters of the French Resistance are determined not to give up. These courageous men and women - young and old, aristocrats and nightclub owners, teachers and students - help downed British airmen reach the border with Spain. In farmhouses and rural churches, in secret hotels, and on the streets, they risk everything to open Europe's sealed doors and lead Allied fighters to freedom. But as the military police heightens surveillance, Mathieu and his team face a new threat, dispatched from the Reich to destroy them all.

Untitled Furst 1 Of 1

Untitled Furst 1 Of 1
Author: Alan Furst
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-09
ISBN: 9781474602907
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Untitled Furst 1 Of 1 Book Excerpt:

Let Alan Furst take you on a journey through the cobbled streets and smoky salons of wartime Europe as the continent stands on the brink... Spring 1941. Britain is losing the war. But the fighters of the French Resistance are determined not to give up. These courageous men and women - young and old, aristocrats and nightclub owners, teachers and military heroes - run an escape line for British airmen down to Spain. In Rouen and Orleans, in secret hotels, and on the streets, they prise open Europe's sealed doors to lead British fighters to freedom... Thrilling, seductive and heart-poundingly tense, A Hero in France is a story of courage against the odds, set during one of the most intriguing periods of recent history.

Marquis de Lafayette and the French Read along ebook

Marquis de Lafayette and the French  Read along ebook
Author: Christine Dugan
Publsiher: Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-11-11
ISBN: 1087648378
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marquis de Lafayette and the French Read along ebook Book Excerpt:

In this high-interest, nonfiction text, The Marquis de Lafayette and the French, readers will learn about the fascinating life of the Marquis de Lafayette and his influence on Alexander Hamilton and the Revolutionary War. Through the use of dynamic primary sources like maps and letters, middle school students will be engaged as they read about history and build their literacy skills. Supporting current social studies standards, this full-color text includes intriguing images, interesting sidebars, a glossary, and other important text features to support learning and strengthen key comprehension skills. Challenging activities require students to use text-evidence to connect back to what they've read.

The Hero in French Decadent Literature

The Hero in French Decadent Literature
Author: George Ross Ridge
Publsiher: Athens : University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 195
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Decadence in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The World at Night

The World at Night
Author: Alan Furst
Publsiher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World at Night Book Excerpt:

During World War II, French filmmaker Jean Casson agrees to do some spying for the British secret service. He becomes embroiled in a three-cornered game between the British, the Germans and French resistance involving the stealing of money from the British. By the author of The Polish officer.

Contemporary France

Contemporary France
Author: David Howarth,Georgios Varouxakis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 1134659199
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary France Book Excerpt:

At least since the French Revolution, France has the peculair distinction of simultaneously fascinating, charming and exasperating its neighbours and foreign observers. Contemporary France provides an essential introduction for students of French politics and society, exploring contemporary developments while placing them in a deeper historical, intellectual, cultural and social context that makes for insightful analysis. Thus, chapters on France's economic policy and welfare state, its foreign and European policies and its political movements and recent institutional developments are informed by an analysis of the country's unique political and institutional traditions, distinct forms of nationalism and citizenship, dynamic intellectual life and recent social trends. Summaries of key political, economic and social movements and events are displayed as exhibits.

And There was Light

And There was Light
Author: Jacques Lusseyran
Publsiher: Morning Light Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780930407407
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And There was Light Book Excerpt:

Selected as one of USA Today’s 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Century, this astonishing autobiography tells the gripping, heroic story of the early life of Jacques Lusseyran, an inspiring individual who overcame the limitations of physical blindness by attending — literally — to the light within his own mind. Through faith in the connection between vivid inner sight and outer events, he became a leader in the French Resistance and survived the horrors at Buchenwald.

For the Soul of France

For the Soul of France
Author: Frederick Brown
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-01-26
ISBN: 0307592928
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Soul of France Book Excerpt:

Frederick Brown, cultural historian, author of acclaimed biographies of Émile Zola (“Magnificent”—The New Yorker) and Flaubert (“Splendid . . . Intellectually nuanced, exquisitely written”—The New Republic) now gives us an ambitious, far-reaching book—a perfect joining of subject and writer: a portrait of fin-de-siècle France. He writes about the forces that led up to the twilight years of the nineteenth century when France, defeated by Prussia in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71, was forced to cede the border states of Alsace and Lorraine, and of the resulting civil war, waged without restraint, that toppled Napoléon III, crushed the Paris Commune, and provoked a dangerous nationalism that gripped the Republic. The author describes how postwar France, a nation splintered in the face of humiliation by the foreigner—Prussia—dissolved into two cultural factions: moderates, proponents of a secular state (“Clericalism, there is the enemy!”), and reactionaries, who saw their ideal nation—militant, Catholic, royalist—embodied by Joan of Arc, with their message, that France had suffered its defeat in 1871 for having betrayed its true faith. A bitter debate took hold of the heart and soul of the country, framed by the vision of “science” and “technological advancement” versus “supernatural intervention.” Brown shows us how Paris’s most iconic monuments that rose up during those years bear witness to the passionate decades-long quarrel. At one end of Paris was Gustave Eiffel’s tower, built in iron and more than a thousand feet tall, the beacon of a forward-looking nation; at Paris’ other end, at the highest point in the city, the basilica of the Sacré-Coeur, atonement for the country’s sins and moral laxity whose punishment was France’s defeat in the war . . . Brown makes clear that the Dreyfus Affair—the cannonade of the 1890s—can only be understood in light of these converging forces. “The Affair” shaped the character of public debate and informed private life. At stake was the fate of a Republic born during the Franco-Prussian War and reared against bitter opposition. The losses that abounded during this time—the financial loss suffered by thousands in the crash of the Union Génerale, a bank founded in 1875 to promote Catholic interests with Catholic capital outside the Rothschilds’ sphere of influence, along with the failure of the Panama Canal Company—spurred the partisan press, which blamed both disasters on Jewry. The author writes how the roiling conflicts that began thirty years before Dreyfus did not end with his exoneration in 1900. Instead they became the festering point that led to France’s surrender to Hitler’s armies in 1940, when the Third Republic fell and the Vichy government replaced it, with Marshal Pétain heralded as the latest incarnation of Joan of Arc, France’s savior . . .

Night Soldiers

Night Soldiers
Author: Alan Furst
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2002-07-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Soldiers Book Excerpt:

After his brother is murdered by Bulgarian fascists in 1934, Khristo Stoianev is recruited by the Soviet intelligence service, the NKVD, trained in Moscow, and sent to Spain to serve Russian interests in the Spanish Civil War. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Blood of Victory

Blood of Victory
Author: Alan Furst
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-05-13
ISBN: 0812968727
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood of Victory Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “[Furst] glides gracefully into an urbane pre–World War II Europe and describes that milieu with superb precision.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times In the autumn of 1940, Russian émigré journalist I. A. Serebin is recruited in Istanbul by an agent of the British secret services for a clandestine operation to stop German importation of Romanian oil—a last desperate attempt to block Hitler’s conquest of Europe. Serebin’s race against time begins in Bucharest and leads him to Paris, the Black Sea, Beirut, and, finally, Belgrade; his task is to attack the oil barges that fuel German tanks and airplanes. Blood of Victory is a novel with the heart-pounding suspense, extraordinary historical accuracy, and narrative immediacy we have come to expect from Alan Furst. Praise for Blood of Victory “Densely atmospheric and genuinely romantic, the novel is most reminiscent of the Hollywood films of the forties, when moral choices were rendered not in black-and-white but in smoky shades of gray.”—The New Yorker “Furst’s achievement is a moral one, producing a powerful testament to fiction’s ability to re-create the experience of others, and why it is so deeply important to do so.” —Neil Gordon, The New York Times Book Review “Richly atmospheric and satisfying.” —Deirdre Donahue, USA Today

Martin s History of France

Martin s History of France
Author: Henri Martin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1866
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The History of France

The History of France
Author: Eyre Evans Crowe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 674
Release: 1860
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jean Paul Marat

Jean Paul Marat
Author: Ian Germani
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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World Criminal Justice Systems

World Criminal Justice Systems
Author: Richard J. Terrill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2015-10-30
ISBN: 1317228812
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Criminal Justice Systems Book Excerpt:

World Criminal Justice Systems, Ninth Edition, provides an understanding of major world criminal justice systems by discussing and comparing the systems of six of the world’s countries -- each representative of a different type of legal system. An additional chapter on Islamic law uses three examples to illustrate the range of practice within Sharia. Political, historical, organizational, procedural, and critical issues confronting the justice systems are explained and analyzed. Each chapter contains material on government, police, judiciary, law, corrections, juvenile justice, and other critical issues. The ninth edition features an introduction directing students to the resources they need to understand comparative criminal justice theory and methodology. The chapter on Russia includes consideration of the turmoil in post-Soviet successor states, and the final chapter on Islamic law examines the current status of criminal justice systems in the Middle East.

Renegotiating French Identity

Renegotiating French Identity
Author: Jane F. Fulcher
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190681500
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renegotiating French Identity Book Excerpt:

In Renegotiating French Identity, Jane Fulcher addresses the question of cultural resistance to the German occupation and Vichy regime during the Second World War. Nazi Germany famously stressed music as a marker of national identity and cultural achievement, but so too did Vichy. From the opera to the symphony, music did not only serve the interests of Vichy and German propaganda: it also helped to reveal the motives behind them, and to awaken resistance among those growing disillusioned by the regime. Using unexplored Resistance documents, from both the clandestine press and the French National Archives, Fulcher looks at the responses of specific artists and their means of resistance, addressing in turn Pierre Schaeffer, Arthur Honegger, Francis Poulenc, and Olivier Messiaen, among others. This book investigates the role that music played in fostering a profound awareness of the cultural and political differences between conflicting French ideological positions, as criticism of Vichy and its policies mounted.

History of France from the Invasion of the Franks Under Clovis to the Accession of Louis Philippe

History of France  from the Invasion of the Franks Under Clovis  to the Accession of Louis Philippe
Author: Emile de Bonnechose
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 756
Release: 1856
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Slave Revolt on Screen

Slave Revolt on Screen
Author: Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2021-05-28
ISBN: 1496833120
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slave Revolt on Screen Book Excerpt:

In Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games author Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall analyzes how films and video games from around the world have depicted slave revolt, focusing on the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804). This event, the first successful revolution by enslaved people in modern history, sent shock waves throughout the Atlantic World. Regardless of its historical significance however, this revolution has become less well-known—and appears less often on screen—than most other revolutions; its story, involving enslaved Africans liberating themselves through violence, does not match the suffering-slaves-waiting-for-a-white-hero genre that pervades Hollywood treatments of Black history. Despite Hollywood’s near-silence on this event, some films on the Revolution do exist—from directors in Haiti, the US, France, and elsewhere. Slave Revolt on Screen offers the first-ever comprehensive analysis of Haitian Revolution cinema, including completed films and planned projects that were never made. In addition to studying cinema, this book also breaks ground in examining video games, a pop-culture form long neglected by historians. Sepinwall scrutinizes video game depictions of Haitian slave revolt that appear in games like the Assassin’s Creed series that have reached millions more players than comparable films. In analyzing films and games on the revolution, Slave Revolt on Screen calls attention to the ways that economic legacies of slavery and colonialism warp pop-culture portrayals of the past and leave audiences with distorted understandings.

A Primer of French Literature

A Primer of French Literature
Author: George Saintsbury
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 154
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: French literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Huguenots in France and America

The Huguenots in France and America
Author: Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Huguenots
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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