a hero of france

Book Title : A Hero of France
Author : Alan Furst
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2016-05-31
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9780812996500
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : A Hero of Old France
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date : 1926
Pages : 160
ISBN : PSU:000062817349
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Book Title : Hero Stories of France
Author : Eva March Tappan
Publisher :
Release Date : 1920
Pages : 204
ISBN : HARVARD:32044087940102
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Sick Heroes
Author : Allan H. Pasco
Publisher : University of Exeter Press
Release Date : 1997
Pages : 250
ISBN : 0859895505
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : And There Was Light
Author : Jacques Lusseyran
Publisher : New World Library
Release Date : 2014-02-14
Pages : 282
ISBN : 9781608682690
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : P tain
Author : Charles Williams
Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
Release Date : 2005
Pages : 298
ISBN : 1403970114
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A portrait of the controversial French army commander-in-chief who surrendered France's Jewish population to Nazi occupiers describes Ptain's youth as an orphan peasant and identifies the determining factors behind his decisions. By the author of The Last Great Frenchman: A Life of General de Gaulle.

Book Title : Hero or Tyrant Henry III King of France 1574 89
Author : Robert J. Knecht
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-04-22
Pages : 370
ISBN : 9781317122142
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : European Heroes
Author : Pierre Lanfranchi
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2013-09-13
Pages : 184
ISBN : 9781135238988
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Historians of popular culture have recently been addressing the role of myth, and now it is time that social historians of sport also examined it. The contributors to this collection of essays explore the symbolic meanings that have been attached to sport in Europe by considering some of the mythic heroes who have dominated the sporting landscapes of their own countries. The ambition is to understand what these icons stood for in the eyes of those who watched or read about these vessels into which poured all manner of gender, class and patriotic expectations.

Book Title : The Caribbean Account
Author : Alan Furst
Publisher :
Release Date : 1981
Pages : 342
ISBN : UOM:39015055883667
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Book Title : Heroes of the French Epic
Author : Michael A. Newth
Publisher : Boydell Press
Release Date : 2005
Pages : 697
ISBN : 1843831473
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"The translations preserve the dynamic, musical qualities of their oral-based originals, and are intended for both general and more specialised readers. Introductions and Select Bibliographies accompany each poem."--Jacket.