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The Gold Collection, 40 Chansons d\'Or
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The Gold Collection, 40 Chansons d'Or

By Piaf, Edith

Music CD. Proper/Retro: #R2CD-40-36. Two CD set with 20 tracks on each. The songs are from 1936 through 1945 but do not include her most popular ones which were written and recorded later. Fine set with a slip-case.

$10.00

France on the Brink
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France on the Brink

By Fenby, Jonathan

First edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. xiv, 450. Bibliography. Index. Near fine copy in dj.

$22.00

Resistance and Betrayal
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Resistance and Betrayal

By [Moulin, Jean], Patrick Marnham

First U. S. edition. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. xviii, 300. Illustrated: (16) pp. of plates. Maps. Index. Fine copy in dj.

$28.00

Terror\'s Advocate
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Terror's Advocate

By Schroeder, Barbet [Director]

Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2007. DVD Movie. Fine copy/fine. DVD Documentary. 137 minutes. Widescreen format. In French with optional English subtitles. A remarkable documentary about the French lawyer, Jacques Verges, who defended Klaus Barbie, the brutal head of the Lyon Gestapo responsible for the death of Jean Moulin..

$26.00

A Savage War of Peace, Algeria 1954-1962
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A Savage War of Peace, Algeria 1954-1962

By Horne, Alistair

New York: The Viking Press, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Very good with slight fading to edges of covers, a bump on one one bottom edge, and the ownership signature on first free end-paper/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. 604, (iv). Illustrated: (16) pp. of plates. Chronology. Checklist. Reference Notes. Index

$36.00

The End of Eddy
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The End of Eddy

By Louis, Edouard

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Boards. Pp. (x), 192, (vi). Originally published as En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule (Editions du Seuil. Paris: 2014). Translated from the French by Michael Lucey.

$40.00

Outwitting the Gestapo
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Outwitting the Gestapo

By Aubrac, Lucie

Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. xxii, 236. Illustrated: (6) pp. of plates. Originally published as Ils partiront dans l'ivresse by Editions du Seuil: 1984. Translated by Konrad Bieber with the assistance of Betsy Wing. Introduction by Margaret Collins Weitz.

$18.00

Avoiding Armageddon, From the Great War to the Fall of France, 1918-40
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Avoiding Armageddon, From the Great War to the Fall of France, 1918-40

By Black, Jeremy

London: Bloomsbury, 2012. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xxii, 304, (ii). Notes. Selected Further Reading. Index.

$18.00

Fighters in the Shaows, A New History of the French Resistance
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Fighters in the Shaows, A New History of the French Resistance

By Gildea, Robert

London: Faber & Faber, 2015. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xiv, 594. Maps. Illustrated: (8) pp. of plates. List of Abbreviations. Cast List. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

$65.00

The Collaborator, The Trial & Execution of Robert Brasillach
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The Collaborator, The Trial & Execution of Robert Brasillach

By [Brasillach, Robert], Alice Kaplan

Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. xvi, 308, (iv). Notes. Index. The trial of Robert Brasillach was—and remains—a cause célèbre in France. He was charged not for what he did during the German Occupation but for what he wrote. Yet by all accounts Brasillach was a gifted and charming intellectual. He attended the prestigious École Normale Supérieure and might have joined the elite of the country. Instead he became a poet, a novelist, a scholar of cinema history, and a journalist. He had always supported the conservative right. In 1931 he began writing for Charles Maurras' royalist Action Française. By 1937 he had become the chief editor at the fascist tabloid Je sui partout, and then after a rupture with his colleagues he wrote for two other right-wing journals, Révolution nationale and Le petit Parisien. He was deeply involved in the divisive controversies of the time which became more and more polemical and violent. One of the more despicable things he was involved in was a weekly column in Je suis partout called "Partout et ailleurs" in which were publicized the real names—and sometimes the addresses—of Jews, dissident writers, left-wing politicians, Gaullists, and resistants who were in hiding from the authorities. In September 1943, when it was clear that Germany would lose the war, he wrote: "De collaborationiste de raison, je suis devenu collaborationiste de coeur." He was the most notable victim of l'Épuration, the purge of those who had supported the enemy during the four very hard years of the Occupation. While he was in Fresne Prison awaiting his trial for what was in effect intellectual treason, he wrote poems which attempted to portray himself as a "brother" to the writers who had resisted but were captured and suffered in the very same prison: "C'est à vous, fréres inconnus, / Que je pence, le soir venu, / O mes fraternels adversaires!". However his words in Je suis partout were remembered, and so he was convicted. A petition for clemency was circulated in the literary world, and many notable figures signed it, although for different reasons: Mauriac, Claudel, Valéry, Cocteau, Derain, Vlaminck, and Camus because of his opposition to the death penalty. The appeal went to De Gaulle who rejected it, writing later about his decision: "le talent est un titre de responsibilité". Robert Brasillach was executed on February 6th, 1945, aged 35. His last words were: "Vive la France quand même".

$46.00

The Spy Who Loved, The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville, Britain's First Female Special Agent of the Second World War
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The Spy Who Loved, The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville, Britain's First Female Special Agent of the Second World War

By [Granville, Christine], Clare Mulley

London: Macmillan, 2012. First published, later imprint. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Boards. Pp. xx, 426, (ii). Appendices. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index.

$22.00

French Posters
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French Posters

By Alston, Isabella and Kathryn Dixon

Charlotte: TAJ Books International, 2014. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. Small 4to. Pictorial boards. Pp. 96. Illustrated. Index.

$12.00

An Uncertain Hour, The French, the Germans, the Jews, the Klaus Barbie Trial, and the City of Lyon, 1940-1945
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An Uncertain Hour, The French, the Germans, the Jews, the Klaus Barbie Trial, and the City of Lyon, 1940-1945

By Morgan, Ted [pseud. of Comte St. Charles Armand Gabriel de Gramont]

New York: Arbor House/William Morrow, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. 416. Maps on end-papers. Notes. Index.

$22.00

A Gift from Brittany, A Memoir of Love and Loss in the French Countryside
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A Gift from Brittany, A Memoir of Love and Loss in the French Countryside

By Price, Marjorie

New York: Gotham Books, 2008. First printing. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Two-tone boards. Pp. (vi), 250. Illustrated: frontispiece.

$8.50

La Douleur
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La Douleur

By Duras, Marguerite

London: Collins, 1986. First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's inscription on first free end-paper, else near fine copy/near fine. 8vo. Boards. Pp. (vi), 184, (ii), Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Originally published in France by P.O.L. in 1985.

$10.00

Country Kitchens
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Country Kitchens

By Dannenberg, Linda

New York: Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 224. Illustrated. Source Guide. Index.

$22.00

The Courtesans, The Demi-monde in Nineteenth-Century France
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The Courtesans, The Demi-monde in Nineteenth-Century France

By Richardson, Joanna

Edison: Castle Books, 2004. Later edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Boards. Pp. x, 178, (iv). Illustrated: (16) pp. of plates. Notes. Checklist. Index. First published in 1967 in Britain.

$20.00

Paris in the Fifties
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Paris in the Fifties

By Karnow, Stanley

New York: Random House/Times Books, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. xiv, 354. Index.

$28.00

Collaboration and Resistance, French Literary Life Under the Nazi Occupation
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Collaboration and Resistance, French Literary Life Under the Nazi Occupation

By Corpet, Olivier, Claire Paulhan

New York: Five Ties Publishing, 2009. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. Small 4to. Pp. 448. Illustrated. Bibliography. Index. A most interesting book filled with photographs and reproduced documents related to the French experience under the German occupation. Included for instance is a photograph of Robert Anthelme who was the husband of the author who wrote under the name Marguerite Duras. Also is a note from him written at Buchenwald on May 1st, 1945, two days after the camp was liberated.

$35.00

Understanding the French
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Understanding the French

By Paul, Elliot

New York: Random House, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy/near fine. 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. Pp. (vi), 186.

$22.00

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