La Belle France

La Belle France

A Short History

Book - 2005 | 1st American ed
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Algeria. He gives us portraits of the nation's great leaders, but he is as thorough and compelling in his discussions of the lives of the peasants, the haute bourgeoisie, the sansculottes of the Revolution and the great philosophers and writers, artists and composers - Montaigne, Voltaire, Balzac, Renoir, Bizet, Monet, Proust, Satie and Sartre, among them - who have helped shape Western thought and culture."--BOOK JACKET.
"Beginning with Julius Caesar's division of Gaul into three parts, Alistair Home leads us through the ages: from Charlemagne, Philippe-Auguste and the Sun King, Louis XIV, to Cardinal Richelieu and Napoleon Bonaparte, Charles de Gaulle and Jacques Chirac. He shows us a country that has suffered and survived seemingly endless warfare: the Hundred Years' War, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic wars, the Franco-Prussian War, World Wars I and II and colonial battles in Indochina and
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2005
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 1400041406
Branch Call Number: 944 HOR
Characteristics: xvii, 485 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm

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