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A Hero of France

A Hero of France
Author : Alan Furst
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2016-05-31
Category : Fiction
Total pages :256
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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
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2016-06-02
Category : Fiction
Total pages :320
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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.

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Author : Alan Furst
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release Date : 2016-06-09
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Total pages :320
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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.

And There Was Light

And There Was Light
Author : Jacques Lusseyran
Publisher : New World Library
Release Date : 2014-02-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :296
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The book that helped inspire Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See An updated edition of this classic World War II memoir, chosen as one of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century, with a new photo insert and restored passages from the original French edition When Jacques Lusseyran was an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was blinded in an accident. He finished his schooling determined to participate in the world around him. In 1941, when he was seventeen, that world was Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran formed a resistance group with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the best. Eventually, Lusseyran was arrested and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in a transport of two thousand resistance fighters. He was one of only thirty from the transport to survive. His gripping story is one of the most powerful and insightful descriptions of living and thriving with blindness, or indeed any challenge, ever published.

The Hero at Home in France

The Hero at Home in France
Author : Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet,Thomas Gretton,University College, London. College Art Collections
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2004
Category : Lithography, French
Total pages :93
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Sick Heroes

Sick Heroes
Author : Allan H. Pasco
Publisher : University of Exeter Press
Release Date : 1997
Category : Literary Criticism
Total pages :250
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Sick Heroes examines the cultural practices that created those remarkably offensive, though strangely appealing, romantic heroes that appeared in European and especially in French literature in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Romanticism has long been considered a literary movement, but Pasco broadens its scope and, using methodologies of sociology, psychology, history and literary criticism, suggests that it was a cultural reality born of widespread social factors and sustained by a mass market for novels, poems and plays that popularized attitudes and behaviour. The French romantic hero incarnated and played out the deep-seated needs and dreams of the people of France in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Making use of new research materials, Sick Heroes offers fresh insight into the romantic spirit. It sheds light on the particular creations of the romantic world, on the causes for Romanticism, on French Romanticism as an aesthetic and social reality, and on the period's collective mentality.

The Hero in Literature

The Hero in Literature
Author : Victor H. Brombert
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1969
Category : Heroes in literature
Total pages :288
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And There was Light

And There was Light
Author : Jacques Lusseyran
Publisher : Morning Light Press
Release Date : 1998
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :316
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Permanently blinded at a young age, Jacques Lusseyran learned to 'see' the world from within. This keenly developed inner sight enabled him to become a leader of the core of the French Resistance, enduring arrest by the Gestapo and the horrors of Buchenwald. This book is a testament to the joy that exists in all of us, a joy that no conditions - not even the worst - cankill. Lusseryan's inspring autobiography shows how he overcame the limitations of physical blindness by attending - literally - to the light inside his own mind.

Red Gold

Red Gold
Author : Alan Furst
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release Date : 2002
Category : Fiction
Total pages :266
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Jean Casson, an anti-hero sought by the Gestapo, becomes involved in an ill-fated 1941 plot to smuggle arms to the Communist Resistance, in a tale of espionage and intrigue set against the backdrop of occupied France.

The World at Night

The World at Night
Author : Alan Furst
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release Date : 2002
Category : Fiction
Total pages :268
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In 1940 occupied Paris, French film producer and bon vivant Jean Casson undertakes a dangerous mission against Germany in the world of espionage, an assignment that could cost him everything--even his life. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

The Romantic Hero and His Heirs in French Literature

The Romantic Hero and His Heirs in French Literature
Author : Lloyd Bishop
Publisher : New York : P. Lang
Release Date : 1984
Category : Literary Criticism
Total pages :287
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Our contemporary view of the romantic hero is blurred by infrequently examined assumptions. The purpose of Professor Bishop's book on The Romantic Hero and his Heirs is two-fold: to draw a precise and updated portrait of the original romantic hero in French literature and then to trace his legitimate heirs from the romantic period to the middle of the twentieth century - and beyond. By bringing together his own findings and those of other scholars he establishes the important fact of literary history that the romantic hero is the central hero of modern French literature. The book offers not only a detailed description and genealogy of a significant literary hero, it also provides a des- cription of the modern sensibility. This is an ambitious and convincing work of vast and precise erudition.

Hero or Tyrant? Henry III, King of France, 1574-89

Hero or Tyrant? Henry III, King of France, 1574-89
Author : Robert J. Knecht
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-04-22
Category : History
Total pages :370
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King Henry III of France has not suffered well at the hands of posterity. Generally depicted as at best a self-indulgent, ineffectual ruler, and at worst a debauched tyrant responsible for a series of catastrophic political blunders, his reputation has long been a poor one. Yet recent scholarship has begun to question the validity of this judgment and look for a more rounded assessment of the man and his reign. For, as this new biography of Henry demonstrates, there is far more to this fascinating monarch than the pantomime villain depicted by previous generations of historians and novelists. Based upon a rich and diverse range of primary sources, this book traces Henry’s life from his birth in 1551, the sixth child of Henri II and Catherine de’ Medici. It following his upbringing as the Wars of Religion began to tear France apart, his election as king of Poland in 1573, and his assumption of the French crown a year later following the death of his brother Charles IX. The first English-language biography of Henry for over 150 years, this study thoroughly and dispassionately reassesses his life in light of recent scholarship and in the context of broader European diplomatic, political and religious history. In so doing the book not only provides a more nuanced portrait of the monarch himself, but also helps us better understand the history of France during this traumatic time.

The Hero and the Historians

The Hero and the Historians
Author : Alan Gordon
Publisher : UBC Press
Release Date : 2010
Category : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Total pages :235
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Historians have long engaged in passionate debate about collective memory and national identity. Alan Gordon focuses on one national hero � Jacques Cartier � to explore how notions about the past have been passed from generation to generation in English- and French-speaking Canada and used to present particular ideas about the world. Nineteenth-century celebrations of Cartier reflected a new understanding of history that accompanied the arrival of modernity in North America. This sensibility, in turn, influenced the political and cultural currents of nation building in Canada. Cartier may have been a point of contact between English and French Canada, but the nature of that contact, as Gordon shows, had profound limitations.

Ronsard and the Hellenic Renaissance in France: Ronsard and the Grecian lyre. 3 v

Ronsard and the Hellenic Renaissance in France: Ronsard and the Grecian lyre. 3 v
Author : Isidore Silver
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1987
Category : Comparative literature
Total pages :129
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Pétain, Hero Or Traitor

Pétain, Hero Or Traitor
Author : Herbert R. Lottman
Publisher : New York : W. Morrow
Release Date : 1985
Category : France
Total pages :444
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"Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain (24 April 1856? 23 July 1951), generally known as Philippe Pétain (French: [fi.lip pe.t̃]) or Marshal Pétain (Maréchal Pétain) or The Lion of Verdun, was a French general who reached the distinction of Marshal of France, and was later Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français), from 1940 to 1944. Pétain, who was 84 years old in 1940, ranks as France's oldest head of state."--Wikipedia.