The "world history" section at my Barnes and Noble is so useless! They had a grand total of TWO books on France! And neither of them was even remotely relevant to what I was looking for. And then, hoping I'd missed something, I asked someone working there if they stocked books on 19th century France. The answer I got? "No. It's too boring. There aren't enough scandals in that time period." Really?! The July revolution! The June rebellion! 1839 uprising! And let's not forget the siege of Paris and the 1848 revolution! People REALLY don't consider ANY of that worth reading about? They REALLY don't think it's worthwhile to bother stocking ANY books about it?
I'm was so frustrated! I wasn't expecting a wealth of information, but I was expecting to find at least ONE book that would be useful! *sigh* I even scoured the military history section hoping I'd have more luck there because of all the fighting in the time period. But basically the ONLY subject in the military history section was World War II. -.-
Guess I'll be ordering books online, then... I really, really want a copy of Barricades by Jill Harsin. I've been told it's pretty easy to find in libraries, but I just searched on the website for my school's library and it's not there... I was really hoping I wouldn't have to buy it, because now I won't have enough money on my gift card for Dix Ans De Prison Au Mont-Saint-Michel. If I have to pick one to use, I'm gonna go with Barricades because that one's in English so it's just an easier resource to use.
But if I could've found Barricades at my school's library I would've gotten Dix Ans de Prison and just taken my time trying to get through the French.
But I can't believe Barnes and Noble didn't have ANYTHING! Even if they had a book on the time period that wasn't one of the two I was specifically looking for I would've been happy. But NOTHING? D: