The Marais

The Marais
Author: Keith Reader
Publsiher: Contemporary French and Franco
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1789621046
ISBN 13: 9781789621044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Marais Book Review:

A cultural history of one of Paris's most fascinating and variegated areas, whose history can be summarized as 'from riches to rags and back again.' From beating heart of fashionable Paris in the Middle Ages to run-down, largely Jewish neighbourhood and post-restoration chic gay habitat, the Marais has probably undergone more major changes in its identity than any other Paris quartier.

Murder in the Marais

Murder in the Marais
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1616957301
ISBN 13: 9781616957308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in the Marais Book Review:

Meet Aimée Leduc, the smart, stylish Parisian private investigator, in her bestselling first investigation Aimée Leduc has always sworn she would stick to tech investigation--no criminal cases for her. Especially since her father, the late police detective, was killed in the line of duty. But when an elderly Jewish man approaches Aimée with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimée unwittingly takes on more than she is expecting. She drops off her findings at her client's house in the Marais, Paris's historic Jewish quarter, and finds the woman strangled, a swastika carved on her forehead. With the help of her partner, René, Aimée sets out to solve this horrendous murder, but finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes.

Paris For Dummies

Paris For Dummies
Author: Cheryl A. Pientka,Joseph Alexiou
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2007-03-26
ISBN 10: 0470085843
ISBN 13: 9780470085844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris For Dummies Book Review:

A collection of lively, user-friendly travel guides provides accurate, up-to-date information and expert, opinionated advice on a wide range of travel destinations, landmarks, accommodations, and eateries, furnishing convenient full-color maps, quick-reference pointers, worksheets and checklists, and icons indicating child-friendly facts, travel tips and warnings, special bargains, and more.

A Corner in the Marais

A Corner in the Marais
Author: Alex Karmel
Publsiher: David R. Godine Publisher
Total Pages: 149
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781567921984
ISBN 13: 1567921981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Corner in the Marais Book Review:

A Corner in the Marais traces the architectural and social development of the City of Lights from its origins as a Roman settlement, through major redevelopments brought about by Henri IV and Baron Haussmann, to the present renovation of old neighborhoods. It begins with Alex Karmel and his French wife realizing a longstanding dream: buying an apartment in the Marais, Paris's celebrated historic district, the site of some of its oldest and most picturesque buildings. It soon becomes clear that their new home, which has witnessed six centuries of French life, offers a fresh and lively vantage point from which to view the city's history, revealing information that will surprise even the most confirmed Francophile. The book concludes with a "walking tour" of the Marais, in which the principal buildings are discussed with brisk authority. Karmel never loses sight of the human details - whether royal feuding, commercial advantage, or family chicanery - that have played their role in shaping Paris as we now know it. Illustrated throughout with photographs and period engravings, A Corner in the Marais is ideal reading for anyone who loves exploring the hidden byways of vieux Paris and experiencing history from a very personal viewpoint.

Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises

Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises
Author: Maria Gravari-Barbas,Sandra Guinand
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN 10: 1317244982
ISBN 13: 9781317244981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises Book Review:

Tourism gentrification is a critical shaping force of socio-economic and contemporary urban landscapes. This book aims to be the first substantive text on this subject, explaining the multiple and complex relationships between tourism and gentrification and their outcomes and manifestations in contemporary metropolises. This is achieved by drawing on in-depth case analyses addressing the different issues at stake. Part I deals with the manifestations of tourism gentrification and the ways it affects urban landscapes through heritagization and urban regeneration strategies. Part II looks at the correlations between tourism gentrification and culture. Finally, the last two parts aim to identify and examine forms and expressions of tourism gentrification, distinguishing among the actors, beneficiaries, and victims of the phenomenon while looking at its implications for intra-metropolitan territories and metropolitan governance. The book approaches these issues in an innovative way, by looking at a variety of metropolises in a diverse range of countries and by dealing with the different relations and management issues generated by gentrification in relation to tourism. Through interdisciplinary approaches, this groundbreaking text sheds light on the role tourism plays in contemporary metropolises, furthering knowledge of urban tourism. For these reasons, it will be of particular interest to scholars and students of tourism, urban studies, geography, anthropology and sociology.

The Fiftieth Division 1914 1919

The Fiftieth Division  1914 1919
Author: Everard Wyrall
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN 10: 178150315X
ISBN 13: 9781781503157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fiftieth Division 1914 1919 Book Review:

The 50th (Northumbrian) Division was a pre-war Territorial (TF) division which recruited from Northumberland, Durham and the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire. The infantry battalions came from the Northumberland Fusiliers, East Yorks, Green Howards and Durham Light Infantry. The division crossed to France on 16 April 1915 and by 23 April it had completed its concentration in the area of Steenvoorde, about 14 miles west of Ypres; the next day it was in action at St Julien during the German gas attacks and by the end of 4 May, the day after the battle of St Julien ended, it had suffered 3746 casualties. The division had been given no period of acclimatisation which was given to all other divisions on arrival on the Western Front.The division remained in the Ypres area till August 1916 when it moved down to the Somme, to III Corps, where it took part in the battles of Flers-Courcelette, Morval and the Transloy Ridges with losses of just over 4,000. The Somme offensive ended on 18 November 1916, but the division remained in that area till March 1917 when it moved up to the Arras sector where preparations were underway for a new offensive by Allenby’s Third Army, which 50 Division now joined. It took part in First and Second Scarpe and the capture of Wancourt Ridge at a cost of 2750 casualties during the two weeks 11to 24 April. The division did not enter the Third Ypres campaign till late in October 1917, in time to fight the Second Battle of Passchendaele from 26 October to the end of the offensive on 10 November.When the Germans launched their final offensive on 21 March 1918, 50th Division was back on the Somme, this time in Fifth Army and in that first week its casualties numbered nearly 3,500. In April it was with First Army at the Lys where it incurred further losses of 4,265. It was then one of the divisions sent down to the Aisne, in the French sector, with IX Corps, ‘for a rest;’ it arrived in time for another major German attack on 27 May, and by 6 June the division had lost almost 7,600 men. It was pulled right back, to the coast in the Dieppe area, and completely reorganizedThis history was the last of the Great War divisional histories to be published, written by the most prolific of all the Great War historians - eight regimental and four divisional histories. Wyrrall died just as he completed his task. In this book he relies considerably on the war diaries and histories of various units, on personal diaries, letters, experiences and anecdotes which together provide a history of the division’s activities seen very much at unit level and in detail. Appendices list all divisional and brigade commanders and the order of battle of units with changes.

Gazetteer to AMS 1 25 000 Maps of Switzerland

Gazetteer to AMS 1 25 000 Maps of Switzerland
Author: United States. Army Map Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 879
Release: 1954
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000090148416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gazetteer to AMS 1 25 000 Maps of Switzerland Book Review:

France Official Standard Names Approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names

France  Official Standard Names Approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1381
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000015306166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

France Official Standard Names Approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names Book Review:

Nearly the whole of America's partisan politics centers on a single question: Can markets solve our social problems? And for years this question has played out ferociously in the debates about how we should educate our children. From the growth of vouchers and charter schools to the implementation of No Child Left Behind, policy makers have increasingly turned to market-based models to help improve our schools, believing that private institutions--because they are competitively driven--are better than public ones. With The Public School Advantage, Christopher A. and Sarah Theule Lubienski offer powerful evidence to undercut this belief, showing that public schools in fact out-perform private ones.

Queer French

Queer French
Author: Denis M. Provencher
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN 10: 1317072782
ISBN 13: 9781317072782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer French Book Review:

In this book Denis M. Provencher examines the tensions between Anglo-American and French articulations of homosexuality and sexual citizenship in the context of contemporary French popular culture and first-person narratives. In the light of recent political events and the perceived hegemonic role of US forces throughout the world, an examination of the French resistance to globalization and 'Americanization', is timely in this context. He argues that contemporary French gay and lesbian cultures rely on long-standing French narratives that resist US models of gay experience. He maintains that French gay experiences are mitigated through (gay) French language that draws on several canonical voices - including Jean Genet and Jean-Paul Sartre - and various universalistic discourses. Drawing on material from a diverse array of media, Queer French draws out the importance of a French gay linguistic and semiotic tradition that emerges in contemporary textual practices and discourses as they relate to sexual citizenship in 20th- and 21st-century France. It will appeal to an interdisciplinary readership in gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, linguistics, media and communication studies and French studies.

Queer Sites

Queer Sites
Author: David Higgs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN 10: 1134724683
ISBN 13: 9781134724680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Sites Book Review:

There are areas which can be described as gay space in that they have many lesbians and gays in the population. Queerspace: A History of Urban Sexuality, edited by David Higgs, offers a history of gay space in the major cities form the early modern period to the present. The book focuses on the changing nature of queer experience in London, Amsterdam, Rio de Janiero, San Francisco, Paris, Lisbon and Moscow. This book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of extensive source material, including diaries, poems, legal accounts and journalism. By concentrating the importance of the city and varied meeting places such as parks, river walks, bathing places, the street, bars and even churches, the contributors explore the extent to which gay space existed, the degree of social collectiveness felt by those who used this space and their individual histories.

United States Board on Geographic Names Gazetteer

United States Board on Geographic Names  Gazetteer
Author: United States Board on Geographic Names
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1955
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OSU:32435080465537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United States Board on Geographic Names Gazetteer Book Review:

Scandinavian Indicator boulders in the Quaternary Deposits

Scandinavian Indicator boulders in the Quaternary Deposits
Author: Vilhelm Milthers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 153
Release: 1909
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556005158605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scandinavian Indicator boulders in the Quaternary Deposits Book Review:

France

France
Author: United States. Office of Geography
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1381
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015016329495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

France Book Review:

The Gentrification Debates

The Gentrification Debates
Author: Japonica Brown-Saracino
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1134725647
ISBN 13: 9781134725649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gentrification Debates Book Review:

Uniquely well suited for teaching, this innovative text-reader strengthens students’ critical thinking skills, sparks classroom discussion, and also provides a comprehensive and accessible understanding of gentrification.

Eugene Morel

Eugene Morel
Author: Gaetan Benoit
Publsiher: Litwin Books
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2010-02
ISBN 10: 1936117320
ISBN 13: 9781936117321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eugene Morel Book Review:

Eugne Morel (1869-1934) was a French Librarian who, along the lines of such eminent public library pioneers as Edward Edwards and Melvil Dewey, made a remarkable contribution towards the development of public librarianship in France. Morel was genuinely interested in all facets of librarianship and played a dominant role in molding the development of most of them. His writings on the profession made a fitting testimony to the life's work of a very active library pioneer. His relationship with the British and American Library Associations helped to bring closer the French professional association to both of them. Morel had an "avant-garde" view on the automation of libraries and was the first to encourage the employment of women in French libraries. This book is the first biography of Eugene Morel to appear in the English language.

Algeria Tableau de la situation des tablissements fran ais dans l Alg rie en 1837 54 Journal des op rations de l artillerie pendant l expedition de Constantine Oct 1837 Tableau de la situation des tablissements fran ais dans l Alg rie pr c d de l expos des motifs et du projet de loi portant demande de cr dits extraordinaires au titre de l exercice

Algeria  Tableau de la situation des   tablissements fran  ais dans l Alg  rie en 1837 54  Journal des op  rations de l artillerie pendant l expedition de Constantine  Oct  1837  Tableau de la situation des   tablissements fran  ais dans l Alg  rie pr  c  d   de l expos   des motifs et du projet de loi  portant demande de cr  dits extraordinaires au titre de l exercice
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1845
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OSU:32435060818366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algeria Tableau de la situation des tablissements fran ais dans l Alg rie en 1837 54 Journal des op rations de l artillerie pendant l expedition de Constantine Oct 1837 Tableau de la situation des tablissements fran ais dans l Alg rie pr c d de l expos des motifs et du projet de loi portant demande de cr dits extraordinaires au titre de l exercice Book Review:

DK Eyewitness Loire Valley

DK Eyewitness Loire Valley
Author: DK Eyewitness
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 0744023467
ISBN 13: 9780744023466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DK Eyewitness Loire Valley Book Review:

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley is your in-depth guide to the very best of the Loire Valley in France. Whether you're on the hunt for a bike ride through the valley, a visit to fortresses and cathedrals, or a relaxing afternoon shopping at local markets, our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide has everything you'll need to experience the best of the Loire Valley. Explore old world villages and storybook chateaux, try local delicacies and superb wines, or take a walking tour and experience stunning views: We have everything you'll need to make the most of a trip to the Loire Valley on any budget. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley Detailed itineraries and "don't miss" destination highlights at a glance. Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. Area maps marked with sights. Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley truly shows you the Loire Valley as no one else can. Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to France, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: France, which offers the most complete coverage of France, trip-planning itineraries, and more.

Fodor s See It Paris

Fodor s See It Paris
Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publsiher: Fodors Travel Publications
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN 10: 0876371373
ISBN 13: 9780876371374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fodor s See It Paris Book Review:

The colorful guide that brings Paris to life • PHOTOS by the hundred • 59 pages of COLOR MAPS • REVIEWS of sights, restaurants, hotels, and shops, grouped by region for easy navigation • PRACTICAL INFORMATION in every listing • WALKING and DRIVING tours • Cool INSIDER TIPS • “BEST OF” lists that make itinerary planning a snap

The Paris Metro

The Paris Metro
Author: Susan L. Plotkin
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2000-12
ISBN 10: 9780738852478
ISBN 13: 0738852473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paris Metro Book Review:

“The metro may be a mere hundred years old but it tells a tale of France twenty times as long. The story begins in the fifth century BC when wild Celtic tribes roamed the countryside of Gaul. Then Julius Caesar imposed a Roman rule that lasted five hundred years and forced the Celts to settle down. All that seems like only yesterday to a Frenchman because those Celts and Romans are close friends to every reader of the French comic book series Asterix. Asterix and his fellow Celts live quite happily in a small, fortified enclave in Brittany in northwestern France. Their idyllic, primitive existence is occasionally intruded upon by those nasty Roman conquerors, but the Celts always manage to get the best of the Romans despite great odds… “Alésia - (Métro Line 4). The Battle of Alésia (52 BC) is the oldest event commemorated in the Paris Metro. The Celtic warrior Vercingétorix managed to unite competing tribes against the Romans in one last attempt to save Gallic independence. It was not an easy task. It was difficult to live with, let alone lead, these autonomous, quarrelsome groups. Vercingétorix planned to wage hit-and-run guerrilla warfare- to starve the Romans into defeat by destroying the crops in their path as they penetrated deeper into Gaul in pursuit of the pesky Celts. In the town of Bourges the local population refused to allow the destruction of their wheat - a fatal mistake. Caesar descended on the town and confiscated it for his hungry troops. With renewed energy the Romans gave chase. The Celts retreated to a high plateau called Alésia, where they were quickly surrounded by Caesar’s forces. “The table was now turned. Caesar built a fortification around Alésia, twelve and a half miles in circumference. It consisted of a double row of spikes, one facing inward and the other outward, which prevented both escape and the re-provisioning of the rebels. The Celts had only a month´s worth of provisions but somehow they held out for two by which time the men were famished and exhausted. Vercingétorix surrendered. Few lives had been lost in battle but countless numbers died of starvation. Vercingétorix was imprisoned in Rome where six years later when he was all but forgotten Caesar had him strangled to death… “Both the Celts who lost and the Romans who won have contributed much to French culture, so it’s a tricky thing for the French to say whether Alésia was a victory or a defeat. One thing is clear: in real life, the Celts did not always win. “In the end, it was most likely the mountains of horse manure that gave birth to the Paris Metro. During the last quarter of the 19th century, Paris did not lack the means of transport. What it patently lacked was a transportation system. There were competing omnibus lines, trams, trains and private conveyances, all overlapping, most taking roundabout routes throughout the city, hindering one another and certainly hindering business. “Forty lines of horse-drawn omnibuses traversed Paris in 1870 and ten thousand horses were required to pull them. The maintenance of the horses ate up fifty percent of the entire company budget. Each omnibus held about 20 passengers, half of them riding on top of the carriage. By the turn of the century the omnibuses carried as many as forty people each, still with many sitting on the carriage roof. The roads were made of cobblestones or wood planks or sometimes just hardened mud; there were no shock absorbers on the carriages; and the stench from the horse manure was overwhelming. One hundred million passengers used the omnibuses that year, probably half of them holding perfumed handkerchiefs to their noses to ward off the stench.”

Paris For Dummies

Paris For Dummies
Author: Joseph Alexiou
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN 10: 1118038746
ISBN 13: 9781118038741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris For Dummies Book Review:

Enjoy the sights in the City of Light Stroll the Champs-Elysées, visit the top of the Eiffel Tower, or linger in a cozy café. Take in the theater, a symphony, or dance the night away. Enjoy gourmet French cuisine or a picnic in the park. Savor a café au lait or a glass of Beaujolais. Go power shopping or bargain hunting. With this guide, you're ready for your exciting trip. Bon voyage! Open the book and find: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn't miss —and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Lots of detailed maps