La Belle France
"A useful and charming introduction to a nation that has oh-so-definitely helped make the modern world what it is... Horne does a service in helping the reading navigate the complexities of French history." —Los Angeles Times
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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LA BELLE FRANCE: A Short HistoryUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A sweeping, literate history of a nation that the English-speaking powers have found vexatious and puzzling—but certainly never boring.François Mitterand, the socialist president of France from 1981 ... Read full review
La Belle France : A Short HistoryUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
General readers will welcome this colorful, quick-paced, and highly readable narrative by one of Britain's leading authorities on French history. Prolific author Horne (fellow, St. Anthony's Coll ... Read full review