Napoleon and the Transformation of Europe (European History by Alexander Grab

By Alexander Grab

Alexander seize explores the influence of Napoleon's domination all through his empire and the reaction of the Europeans to his rule. this crucial publication specializes in the advancements and the occasions within the ten states that comprised the Grand Empire: France itself, Belgium, Germany, The Illyrian Provinces, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. seize discusses Napoleon's exploitation of occupied Europe and especially his reform guidelines, and assesses their luck in reworking Europe.

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The black room at Longwood: Napoleon's exile on Saint Helena by Jean-Paul Kauffmann

By Jean-Paul Kauffmann

Like his topic, Napoleon, writer Jean-Paul Kauffmann has skilled captivity, as a three-year hostage in Beirut. He brings his insider's wisdom to this relocating account of the main well-known French soldier's final years in seclusion on a tropical island. After his defeat at Waterloo in 1815, Napoleon was once exiled and imprisoned by means of the British at the island of St. Helena. He turned more and more withdrawn, surviving on a vitamin of stories that he mentioned to the few humans round him. however the publication -- half background, half travelogue -- portrays the chief as a prisoner additionally of his brain, poisoned via nostalgia for his triumphs and grief over his defeats. "A haunting, unforgettable book....Kauffmann captures the desolate surroundings of Napoleon's final domestic with evocative precision." -- Boston Globe

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Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

«J'ai ainsi vécu seul, sans personne avec qui parler véritablement, jusqu'à une panne dans le désert du Sahara, il y a six ans. Quelque selected s'était cassé dans mon moteur. Et comme je n'avais avec moi ni mécanicien, ni passagers, je me préparai à essayer de réussir, tout seul, une réparation difficile. C'était pour moi une query de vie ou de mort. J'avais à peine de l'eau à boire pour huit jours.

Le most well known soir je me suis donc endormi sur le sable à mille milles de toute terre habitée. J'étais bien plus isolé qu'un naufragé sur un radeau au milieu de l'océan. Alors vous imaginez ma shock, au lever du jour, quand une drôle de petite voix m'a réveillé. Elle disait : ...»

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Living in France: A Practical Guide to Your New Life in by Patricia Mansfield-Devine

By Patricia Mansfield-Devine

Dwelling in France is a hands-on, sensible consultant for Britons who've obtained a home in France, both for vacation use or as an everlasting domestic. Written through a long-time French resident, it takes a nitty-gritty method of what it truly is like for a British ex-pat to stay and paintings in France, taking a look squarely at either the pleasures and the problems. The booklet additionally includes anecdotes from the writer besides case reports in order that the reader may gain advantage from the non-public adventure of alternative Britons who've made the movement to France.

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From Valmy to Waterloo: France at War, 1792-1815 (War, by Marie-Cecile Thoral

By Marie-Cecile Thoral

Drawing on quite a lot of basic resources, this ebook investigates the standard human event of the innovative and Napoleonic wars through French army and civilians, the influence of those wars at the French state and society, and the increase of a brand new form of battle within the West on the flip of the 19th century.

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Turbulent Shear-Layer/Shock-Wave Interactions: IUTAM by P. Carrierf (auth.), Dr. J. Délery (eds.)

By P. Carrierf (auth.), Dr. J. Délery (eds.)

It was once on a suggestion of the overdue Professor Maurice Roy, member of the French Academy of Sciences, that during 1982, the final meeting of the foreign Union of Theoretical and utilized Mechanics made up our minds to sponsor a symposium on Turbulent Shear-Layer/Shock-Wave Interactions. This sympo­ sium could be prepared in Paris -or in its quick vicinity-during the 12 months 1985. Upon request of Professor Robert Legendre, member of the French Academy of Sciences, the association of the symposium may be supplied via the place of work nationwide d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA). The request used to be very favorably bought via Monsieur l'Ingenieur basic Andre Auriol, then basic Director of ONERA. the topic of interactions among shock-waves and turbulent dissipative layers is of substantial value for lots of sensible units and has quite a lot of engineering functions. Such phenomena happen nearly necessarily in any transonic or supersonic move and the topic has given upward push to a tremendous examine attempt because the introduction of excessive velocity fluid mechanics, greater than 40 years in the past. in spite of the fact that, with the arrival of age of recent desktops and the advance of recent refined dimension ideas, enormous growth has been made within the box during the last fifteen years. the purpose of the symposium was once to supply an up to date prestige of the examine attempt dedicated to shear­ layer/shock-wave interactions and to offer the main major effects got recently.

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The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men who Decided the Battle of by Brendan Simms

By Brendan Simms

In 1815, the deposed emperor Napoleon back to France and threatened the already devastated and exhausted continent with one more conflict. close to the small Belgian municipality of Waterloo, huge, rapidly mobilized armies confronted one another to make a decision the way forward for Europe—Napoleon’s forces on one facet, and the Duke of Wellington at the other.

With rather a lot at stake, neither commander can have envisioned that the conflict will be made up our minds by means of the second one gentle Battalion, King’s German Legion, which used to be given the deceptively walk in the park of shielding the Haye Sainte farmhouse, a vital crossroads for you to Brussels. within the Longest Afternoon, Brendan Simms recounts how those 400-odd riflemen chase away wave after wave of French infantry until eventually eventually pressured to withdraw, yet in simple terms after protecting up Napoleon for thus lengthy that he misplaced the general contest. Their activities on my own determined the main influential conflict in eu historical past. Drawing on formerly untapped eye-witness stories for exact and vibrant information of the process the conflict, Simms captures the grand choreography and pervasive chaos of Waterloo: the advances and retreats, the dying and the maiming, the heroism and the cowardice. He describes the gallant combating spirit of the French soldiers, who clambered over the our bodies in their fallen comrades as they assaulted the seriously fortified farmhouse—and whose bravery was once simply exceeded by means of that in their rivals within the moment mild Battalion. influenced through competition to Napoleonic tyranny, dynastic loyalty to the King of britain, German patriotism, regimental camaraderie, own bonds of friendship, ethos, the battalion suffered negative casualties and fought tirelessly for lots of lengthy hours, yet refused to capitulate or retreat until eventually the night, wherein time the Prussians had arrived at the battlefield in huge numbers.

In reorienting Waterloo round the Haye Sainte farmhouse, Simms supplies us a riveting new account of the well-known battle—an account that finds, between different issues, that Napoleon got here a lot nearer than is usually inspiration to successful it. A heroic story of four hundred infantrymen who replaced the process background, The Longest Afternoon becomes an immediate vintage of army heritage.

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The Newton Wars and the Beginning of the French by J. B. Shank

By J. B. Shank

Not anything is taken into account extra common than the relationship among Isaac Newton’s technology and the modernity that got here into being throughout the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. phrases like “Newtonianism” are often taken as synonyms for “Enlightenment” and “modern” idea, but the actual conjunction of those phrases has a background packed with injuries and contingencies. sleek physics, for instance, used to be now not the made up our minds results of the rational unfolding of Newton’s clinical paintings within the eighteenth century, nor was once the Enlightenment the common and inevitable outcome of Newton’s eighteenth-century reception. every one of those results, in reality, was once a contingent occasion produced by means of the actual historic advancements of the early eighteenth century. A entire examine of public tradition, The Newton Wars and the start of the French Enlightenment digs under the skin of the normal narratives that hyperlink Newton with Enlightenment proposal to check the particular old adjustments that introduced them jointly in eighteenth-century time and house. Drawing at the complete diversity of early smooth medical resources, from studied medical treatises and educational papers to ebook experiences, commentaries, and personal correspondence, J. B. Shank demanding situations the generally accredited declare that Isaac Newton’s solitary genius is the cause of his iconic prestige because the father of recent physics and the philosophe stream.

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French By Heart: An American Family's Adventures in La Belle by Rebecca S. Ramsey

By Rebecca S. Ramsey

Can a kin of 5 from deep within the middle of Dixie locate happiness smack dab in the course of France?

French through center is the tale of an all-American family members pulling up stakes and discovering a brand new domestic in Clermont-Ferrand, a urban 4 hours south of Paris identified extra for its smoke-spitting factories and motor vehicle dealerships than for its situation within the Auvergne, the luxurious heartland of France dotted with crumbling castles and sunflower fields. The Ramseys are usually not jet-setters; they’re a standard relatives with big-hearted and rambunctious little ones. speedy their lives pass from covered-dish suppers to smoky dinner events with heated polemics, from being surrounded via Southern hospitality to receiving humorous seems to be if the kids play within the backyard with no footwear.

A fascinating story with world-class characters, French through middle reads like letters out of your funniest buddy. greater than only a slice of lifestyles in France, it’s a heartwarming account of a kinfolk coming of age and studying what “home candy home” fairly potential.

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Pocket Rough Guide Paris (Rough Guide Pocket Guides) by Ruth Blackmore

By Ruth Blackmore

The easy-to-use «Pocket tough consultant Paris» comprises fresh itineraries and a better of Paris part picking the highlights you wont are looking to omit, and precise listings to steer you from the enduring Eiffel Tower and boat journeys at the Seine to the citys offbeat artwork galleries and hidden-away gardens. no matter if you will have a couple of days or every week to fill, «The Pocket tough consultant Paris» may also help you're making the main of your journey.

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