My First Trip on an Airplane (My First Adventures (Paperback))

By Katie Kawa

Utilizing a fictionalized method, readers persist with one familys trip from the airport to the air, studying new phrases and enjoyable evidence with each one flip of the web page. colourful illustrations and obtainable textual content exhibit readers how a lot enjoyable it truly is to fly in an plane. an image thesaurus is helping advance vocabulary talents and encourages deeper studying improvement.

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Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count

By Jill Jonnes

The tale of the world-famous monument and the extreme world's reasonable that brought it.

In this primary basic heritage of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed writer of Conquering Gotham-offers an eye fixed- beginning glance not just on the development of 1 of the fashionable world's such a lot iconic buildings, but additionally the epochal occasion that surrounded its arrival as a ask yourself of the area. during this marvelously enjoyable portrait of Belle Époque France, worry and loathing over Eiffel's brash layout percentage the highlight with the celebs that made the 1889 Exposition Universelle an occasion to remember-including Buffalo invoice and his sharpshooter Annie Oakley, Thomas Edison, and artists Whistler, Gauguin, and van Gogh. Eiffel's Tower is a richly textured portrait of an period on the sunrise of modernity, reveling within the unlimited promise of the long run.

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Paris: The Secret History

"Vivid, expert, delectably readable…an enlightened creation to the city's best-kept secrets and techniques. No customer to France may still pass with out it."―Sunday instances (UK)

Paris captures everyone's imaginations: it is a backdrop for Proust's fictional pederast, Robert Doisneau's photographic kiss, and Edith Piaf's serenaded soldier-lovers; a house as a lot to romance and love poems as to prostitution and opium dens. The city's dynamic, conflicted id is seen everywhere―between cobblestones, in bars, at the métro.

Andrew Hussey brings to existence the urchins and artists who have left their marks at the urban, filling within the gaps of a heritage that affected the disenfranchised up to the the Aristocracy. Paris: the key History levels throughout centuries, activities, and cultural and political opinions, from Napoleon's overcrowded cemeteries to Balzac's nocturnal flight from his money owed. Hussey takes us on a picaresque trip via royal palaces, brothels, and sidewalk cafés, uncovering the wealthy, unique, and sometimes lurid background of the world's such a lot liked city.

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Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune of 1871

One of the main dramatic chapters within the heritage of nineteenth-century Europe, the Commune of 1871 was once an eclectic innovative govt that held energy in Paris throughout 8 weeks among 18 March and 28 may perhaps. Its short rule resulted in ‘Bloody Week’ – the brutal bloodbath of as many as 15,000 Parisians, and even perhaps extra, who perished by the hands of the provisional government’s forces. by means of then, the city’s boulevards have been torched and its monuments toppled. greater than 40,000 Parisians have been investigated, imprisoned or compelled into exile – a purging of Parisian society via a conservative nationwide govt whose supporters have been significantly extra horrified by way of a pile of rubble than the various deaths of the resisters.

 

In this gripping narrative, John Merriman explores the unconventional and progressive roots of the Commune, portray vibrant photographs of the Communards – the standard employees, recognized artists and awesome fire-starting girls – and their day-by-day lives in the back of the barricades, and studying the ramifications of the Commune at the position of the nation and sovereignty in France and sleek Europe. spell binding, evocative and deeply relocating, this narrative account bargains an entire photo of a defining second within the evolution of nation terror and renowned resistance.

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French Food Safari: A Delicious Journey into Culinary Heaven

By Maeve O'Meara

Greater than a cookbook, French meals Safari is a glimpse right into a lifestyle that celebrates the most effective cuisines in the world. a luxurious number of foolproof recipes and lovely images of France.

French nutrients Safari is a party of the beautiful excitement of consuming French food in all its scrumptious complexity. The French develop up figuring out the seasons for scallops and asparagus, the right way to pick out an artichoke, what a roast chook may still rather flavor like, and that cheese regularly comes sooner than dessert. discover Paris and neighborhood France with first class French cooks and artisanal manufacturers, and discover a kingdom that actually treasures meals. Meet the acclaimed Alain Ducasse, with an unheard of nineteen Michelin stars; the daddy of contemporary French cooking Paul Bocuse; mythical chef man Savoy, who has eating places on 3 continents; and the incomparable king of chocolates, Pierre Herme. many of the world's such a lot celebrated French culinary masterpieces function along conventional, rustic family members favorites. providing easy, foolproof recipes that anybody can cook dinner at domestic, French nutrients Safari is a scrumptious trip around the size of France bound to encourage any cook dinner.

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Le Chien jaune

Vendredi 7 novembre. Concarneau est désert. L'horloge lumineuse de l. a. vieille ville, qu'on aperçoit au-dessus des remparts, marque onze heures moins cinq.
C'est le plein de l. a. marée et une tempête du sud-ouest fait s'entrechoquer les barques dans le port. Le vent s'engouffre dans les rues, où l'on voit parfois des bouts de papier filer à toute attract au ras du sol.
Quai de l'Aiguillon, il n'y a pas une lumière. Tout est fermé. Tout le monde dort. Seules les trois fenêtres de l'hôtel de l'Amiral, à l'angle de los angeles position et du quai, sont encore éclairées…

 

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Candide, ou l'optimisme (French Edition)

VOLTAIRE, pseudonyme de François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), romancier, historien, poète, dramaturge et polémiste. Voltaire fut le génie universel des Lumières et une des figures principales des cercles parisiens de l. a. libre pensée. Il fut embastillé à reason de ses satires en 1717 et exilé à Londres pendant l. a. période de 1726-29. Le restant de sa vie il préféra l. a. vouer à une paisible retraite à los angeles campagne, d´abord en Champagne, en compagnie de Mme du Châtelet, plus tard à Ferney, près de Genève, entrecoupée de fulgurants retours dans les centres du pouvoir (Paris, Versailles, Berlin). Ses principes littéraires étaient ceux du Néoclassicisme et ses principes politiques essentiellement libéraux. Dans ses « Lettres philosophiques », inspirées par son séjour en Angleterre, il attaque les abus de l´Ancien Régime au nom de l. a. tolérance et l. a. liberté. Dans les pages de « Candide, ou l´optimisme », Voltaire tourne en dérision, avec une telle intelligence et habilité, avec une si éclatante moquerie, les associations civiles et ecclésiastiques que le résultat ne peut être autre qu´une persécution acharnée et un enormous status.

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