La Belle France

Product Number: EB00170170
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307426536
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

"A useful and charming introduction to a nation that has oh-so-definitely helped make the modern world what it is...?orne does a service in helping the reading navigate the complexities of French history." —Los Angeles Times From the aclaimed British historian and author of Seven Ages of Paris comes a sweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are his hallmarks. It recounts the hugely absorbing story of the country that has contributed to the world so much talent, style, and political innovation. Beginning with Julius Caesar's division of Gaul into three parts, Horne leads us through the ages from Charlemagne to Chirac, touring battlefields from the Hundred Years' War to Indochina and Algeria, and giving us luminous portraits of the nation's leaders, philosophers, writers, artists, and composers. This is a captivating, beautifully illustrated, and comprehensive yet concise history of France.

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Author(s): Alistair Horne
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007

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