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French Country Diary 2014

Author : Linda Dannenberg
ISBN : 0988715627
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This elegant 26th edition of the French Country Diary employs vintage typography and 58 evocative new photographs by Guillaume de Laubier to enhance the captivating design of this unique engagement calendar. The gleaming slipcase features a vibrant blue and white Provençal fabric pattern with a contrasting border fabric from the Olivades company in Saint-Rémy, while the linen-textured hardcover book itself has a red floral design that displays the year “2014” in a decorative medallion. Each of the week-at-a-glance spreads offers a vignette of the French countryside, including gardens, private homes, villages, and inspiring landscapes. This year’s diary visits the posh resort of Biarritz, poised on the shores of the Atlantic in the Pays Basque; strolls through the romantic gardens of Eugénie-les-Bains in the Landes region; explores the palm-decked harbor town of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the Mediterranean, with its pastel-hued hillside homes; and enjoys a pre-Christmas evening on the Left Bank at the Deux Magots café. Also included are lush four-color endpapers, generous space for jotting daily notes, a ribbon stitched in to mark each week, and back matter that includes decorative address pages.

The Bunker Diary

Author : Kevin Brooks
ISBN : 9781467776462
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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People have simple needs. Food, water, light, space. Maybe a small measure of dignity. What happens when someone takes all that away? This pulse-pounding, award-winning novel explores what happens when your worst nightmare comes true.

Diary Of The Dark Years 1940 1944

Author : Jean Guéhenno
ISBN : 9780199970865
Genre : History
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"Jean Guéhenno's [diary] ... is the most oft-quoted piece of testimony on life in occupied France. A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Paris and a bitter commentary on literary life in those years, it has also been called 'a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice' ... Here, David Ball provides not only the first English translation of this important historical document, but also the first ever annotated, corrected edition"--

Elihu Washburne

Author : Michael Hill
ISBN : 9781451665314
Genre : History
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This is the remarkable and inspiring story—told largely in his own words— of American diplomat Elihu Washburne, who heroically aided his countrymen and other foreign nationals when Paris was devastated by war and revolutionin1870–71. Elihu Washburne rose from a hardscrabble existence in New England and the Midwest to become a congressman and diplomat. A confidante of Lincoln and Grant during the Civil War, Washburne was appointed Minister to France by Grant in 1869, arriving in Europe shortly before the outbreak of the Franco- Prussian War. When Bismarck ordered the Prussian army to lay siege to Paris, intent on forcing the French to surrender, Minister Washburne—alone among major power diplomats—remained at his post, determined to protect Americans and German nationals trapped in Paris. After the French capitulation, new horrors struck Paris. The government was toppled by a band of violent revolutionaries, known as the Commune, who embarked on a reign of terror that filled the streets with blood. Once again, Washburne stepped forward to help wherever he could until the Commune collapsed and its bloody orgy ended. During his ordeal Washburne endured cannon bombardments, brutally cold weather, dwindling food supplies, bouts of ill health, and long separations from his family. He witnessed the plight of starving women and children, riots in the streets, senseless executions, and countless acts of unspeakable violence and bloodshed. In the midst of it all, Washburne kept a remarkable personal diary that chronicled the monumental events swirling about him. He knew he was at the center of history and was determined to record what he saw. The diary—and letters he wrote to family and officials in Washington—provides a vivid personal account of life during some of Paris’s darkest days. Filled with political and military insight, Washburne’s writings also have an unmistakable charm, at times blending homespun expressions with quotations from Shakespeare and the Bible. Michael Hill provides essential background information and historical context to the excerpts from Washburne’s diary and letters, which are drawn from the original manuscript sources and collected into one volume for the first time. Through his own words, we come to know and admire Washburne as he struggles to stay alive, perform his duty, and not let his country down. The story of Elihu Washburne is a great American story—the tale of an American hero rising to greatness in the midst of difficult and extraordinary times.

Elizabeth I Red Rose Of The House Of Tudor

Author : Kathryn Lasky
ISBN : 0590684841
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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As a new edition to The Royal Diaries series, this factual tale offers young readers an insight to the life and times of this famous royal prior to her days on the throne as the Queen of England.

Poilu

Author : Louis Barthas
ISBN : 9780300206951
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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DIVAlong with millions of other Frenchmen, Louis Barthas, a thirty-five-year-old barrelmaker from a small wine-growing town, was conscripted to fight the Germans in the opening days of World War I. Corporal Barthas spent the next four years in near-ceaseless combat, wherever the French army fought its fiercest battles: Artois, Flanders, Champagne, Verdun, the Somme, the Argonne. Barthas’ riveting wartime narrative, first published in France in 1978, presents the vivid, immediate experiences of a frontline soldier. This excellent new translation brings Barthas’ wartime writings to English-language readers for the first time. His notebooks and letters represent the quintessential memoir of a “poilu,” or “hairy one,” as the untidy, unshaven French infantryman of the fighting trenches was familiarly known. Upon Barthas’ return home in 1919, he painstakingly transcribed his day-to-day writings into nineteen notebooks, preserving not only his own story but also the larger story of the unnumbered soldiers who never returned. Recounting bloody battles and endless exhaustion, the deaths of comrades, the infuriating incompetence and tyranny of his own officers, Barthas also describes spontaneous acts of camaraderie between French poilus and their German foes in trenches just a few paces apart. An eloquent witness and keen observer, Barthas takes his readers directly into the heart of the Great War./div

Suite Francaise

Author : Irène Némirovsky
ISBN : 9781407092126
Genre : Fiction
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Read the lost masterpiece behind the major new film starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Michelle Williams Set during the year that France fell to the Nazis, Suite Française falls into two parts. The first is a brilliant depiction of a group of Parisians as they flee the Nazi invasion; the second follows the inhabitants of a small rural community under occupation. Suite Française is a novel that teems with wonderful characters struggling with the new regime. However, amidst the mess of defeat, and all the hypocrisy and compromise, there is hope. True nobility and love exist, but often in surprising places. Irène Némirovsky began writing Suite Française in 1940, but her death in Auschwitz prevented her from seeing the day, sixty-five years later, that the novel would be discovered by her daughter and hailed worldwide as a masterpiece.

Naturally Sexy

Author : Michael White
ISBN : 3936709661
Genre : Photography
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Naturally Sexy delivers everything a man dreams about: remarkably pretty women happily displaying their sexiest assets. British born photographer Michael White had the pleasure of capturing an array of stunning beauties going wild in his retreat. Rest assured that this galaxy of titillating girls will set your pulses soaring. It’s high time to enjoy the naughty things that make bad girls so good!

Diary Of A Wombat

Author : Jackie French
ISBN : 9780618381364
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In his diary, a wombat describes his life of eating, sleeping, and getting to know some new human neighbors.

Ye Ye Girls Of 60s French Pop

Author : Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe
ISBN : 9781936239726
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ye-Ye means Yeah Yeah! and is best known as a style of '60s pop music heard in France and Quebec."

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