Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train

Author: Ina Caro

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Category: Travel

Page: 400

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“I’d rather go to France with Ina Caro than with Henry Adams or Henry James.”—Newsweek In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through seven hundred years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the visions of Joan of Arc or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, Caro animates history with her lush descriptions of architectural splendors and tales of court intrigue. “[An] enchanting travelogue” (Publishers Weekly), Paris to the Past has become one of the classic guidebooks of our time.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Paris

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

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Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 761

DK's Family Guide Paris, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel info, budget guidance, age range suitability and activities for each sight, Family Guide Paris is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. In Family Guide Paris: - 'Hubs', built around major sights map the perfect day out, with suggestions for what to see, when to go and how to get there - Dedicated 'Kids Corners' feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games and riddles to inform, bamboozle and entertain young travellers - 'Let off steam' suggestions and eating options around all 'hubs' enable the entire family to recharge their batteries - Maps outlining the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets - Language section lists essential words and phrases - 'Take shelter' suggests indoor activities for rainy days - Plus, DK's illustrations and reconstructions of the city, to give real cultural insight DK Family Guide Paris - we've done the planning so parents don't have to. Now available in ePub format.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Paris

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Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 659

DK's Family Guide Paris, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel info, budget guidance, age range suitability and activities for each sight, the Family Guide Paris is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. In the Family Guide Paris: - 'Hubs', built around major sights from the Louvre to EuroDisneyland, map the perfect day out, with suggestions for what to see, when to go and how to get there - Dedicated 'Kids Corners' feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games and riddles to inform, bamboozle and entertain young travellers - 'Let off steam' suggestions and eating options around all 'hubs' enable the entire family to recharge their batteries - Maps outlining the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets - Language section lists essential words and phrases - 'Take shelter' suggests indoor activities for rainy days - Plus, DK's illustrations and reconstructions of the city, to give real cultural insight Now available in ePub format.

A Political Romance

Léon Gambetta, Léonie Léon and the Making of the French Republic, 1872-82

Author: S. Foley

Publisher: Springer

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Category: History

Page: 314

View: 689

Léon Gambetta is renowned as a founder of the French Third Republic. This unique study of his correspondence with his lover, Léonie Léon, provides a fascinating insight into their intimate and political partnership. It brings to life Gambetta as lover and politician, the unknown figure of Léon, and the political and cultural world of 1870s Paris.

Sunrise with Seamonsters

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

View: 451

This book brings together a variety of experiences and adventures from the travels of the best-selling author to such places as Corsica, Burma, Cape Cod, East Africa, Afghanistan, a leper colony, and the New York subways

Rethinking the History of Education

Transnational Perspectives on Its Questions, Methods, and Knowledge

Author: T. Popkewitz

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Education

Page: 251

View: 245

Drawing on a wide variety of traditions and methods in historical studies, from the humanities and social sciences both, this volume considers the questions, methods, goals, and frameworks historians of education from a wide variety of countries use to create the study of the history of education.

The Grande Tour

A United States Department of the Army's Civilian Career and Travel Experiences in Europe Following World War Ii, June 1949–November 1951

Author: Nita Farrier

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 188

In 1949, a twenty-six-year-old Iowa farm girl named Nita Farrier accepts a position as secretary to the Allied Occupation Force in Vienna, Austria. During her time off , she travels extensively throughout Europe, experiencing and recording in her journals the sights and sounds of Europes most exciting cities. From the Viennese opera where she observes audience members enjoying wine, sausage, and bread during the performance (all the while the performers shoes are squeaking with every movement) to the homesickness that she felt acutely during holidays abroad, her journals describe her experiences in wonderful emotional and sensory detail. She was also a direct witness to many important historical events of the day, keeping minutes at many of the fourpower conferences. The Grande Tour offers a glimpse into the daily life of postWorld War II Europe through the eyes of a young civilian woman. Her keen observations provide firsthand insight into the events that followed World War II and European culture of that era.

The Pall Mall Budget

Being a Weekly Collection of Articles Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette from Day to Day, with a Summary of News

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