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That sweet enemy : the French and the British from the Sun King to the present

Author: Robert Tombs; Isabelle Tombs
Publisher: London : William Heinemann, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors present a definitive study of the unique and endlessly fascinating relationship between France and Britain - and its effects on the world.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Tombs; Isabelle Tombs
ISBN: 9780434008674 0434008672
OCLC Number: 62306628
Description: 780 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Britain joins Europe --
2. Thinking, pleasing, seeing --
3. The sceptre of the world --
4. The revenger's tragedy --
5. Ideas and bayonets --
6. Changing the face of the world --
7. Plucking the fruits of peace --
8. The war that never was --
9. Decadence and regeneration --
10. The war to end wars --
11. Losing the peace --
12. Finest hours, darkest years --
13. Losing empires, seeking roles --
14. Ever closer disunion --
Picking up the threads.
Responsibility: Robert and Isabelle Tombs.
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