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Sinclair, Anne

Summary: "A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family, but his paintings--modern masterpieces by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 ROSENBERG, PAUL SIN

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Castor, Helen

Summary: "In Joan of Arc : a history, Helen Castor tells this gripping story afresh: forwards, not backwards. Instead of an icon, she gives us a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt, a roaring girl who, in fighting the English, was also taking sides in a bloody civil war. We meet this extraordinary girl amid the tumultuous events of her extraordinary world where no...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOAN OF ARC CAS

Greenly, Larry W.

Summary: Presents the life of the African American pilot who flew missions for France during World War I, experienced racial discrimination in the United States, was beaten in the Peekskill Riots of 1949, and became a member of the French Legion of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NewSouth Books 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 BUL

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Bullard 2013

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WEI

Tippins, Sherill.

Summary: "An icon of American artistic invention, the Chelsea Hotel has been, since its founding by a French socialist utopian in 1884, a cultural dynamo lodged in the very heart of uber-capitalist New York City. Sherill Tippins, author of the acclaimed February House, delivers a lively, masterly history of the Chelsea and of the successive generations of artists who have cohabited and created there,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 647.94 TIP

Jazynka, Kitson.

Summary: "Find out about the life of Rosa Parks and how her actions in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 helped end racial segregation in America. This book follows the same standards as other National Geographic Readers with the same careful text, brilliant photographs, and fun approach that kids love. The life story of Rosa Parks has enduring lessons to teach us and this biography should appeal to kids,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Children's Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAR

Summary: Here is a sparkling collection of Crown jewels--from amusing tales that humanize their subjects to dramatic stories of martyrdoms, palace intrigues, and bloody battles. Elizabeth Longford, intimate of the royal family and biographer of Victoria and Elizabeth II, has assembled the best anecdotes ever written and reported about the kings and queens of England, across the full range of Britain's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1989

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 941.009 OXF

Mah, Ann.

Summary: "The memoir of a young diplomat's wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris-one dish at a time When journalist Ann Mah's diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post-alone. Suddenly, Ann's vision...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5092 MAH

Pollack, Pam

Summary: Documents the life of the fifteenth-century French teenage peasant who led an army into battle and became a saint.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOA

Poole, Josephine.

Summary: A biography of the fifteenth-century peasant girl who led a French army to victory against the English, witnessed the crowning of King Charles VII, and was later burned at the stake for witchcraft.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1998

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB JOAN POO

Betts, Kate

Summary: As a young woman, Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own in a faraway place and becoming a glamorous foreign correspondent. After college--and not without trepidation--she took off for Paris, renting a room in the apartment of a young BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) family and throwing herself into the local culture. She was determined to master French slang, style, and savoir faire,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BETTS, KATE BET

Ripert, Eric.

Summary: "Before he earned his third Michelin star at his iconic restaurant, Le Bernardin, the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef of the Year, became a regular guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef, even before he knew how to make a proper omelet, Eric Ripert was a young boy in the South of France who felt that his world had come to an end. At the age of five, his parents went through a bitter divorce....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RIPERT, ERIC RIP

Sciolino, Elaine

Summary: "Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris. Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. 'I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,' Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2016

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Venezia, Mike.

Summary: Briefly examines the life and work of the renowned twentieth-century artist, describing and giving examples from his various periods or styles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Childrens Press 1988

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB PICASSO VEN

James, Henry

Summary: "This volume, the sixth and final in The Library of America's edition of the complete novels of Henry James, brings together two masterpieces of his extraordinary late period--The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904)--as well as his last extended narrative work, The Outcry (1911), a short comic novel of social manners."The idea for The Ambassadors came from James's friend William Dean...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JAM

Lebovitz, David

Summary: "Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes dozens of new recipes. When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5092 LEB

Nardo, Don

Summary: Describes the 1431 trial of Joan of Arc, along with biographical information and facts about the political and social forces that led to her being burned at the stake as a witch.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 1998

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 944.026 Nardo

Houghteling, Sara.

Summary: In the wake of World War II, Max Berenzon, the son of an art dealer and his pianist wife, wanders Paris in an effort to recover his family's lost masterpieces, looted by the Nazis during occupation, uncovering in the process an old family secret.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOU

Bard, Elizabeth.

Summary: This a memoir about a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs--one with her new beau, Gwendal, the other with French cuisine. Bard packs her bags to begin a new life in the most romantic of cities. She finds that the deeper she immerses herself in French cuisine, the more Paris itself begins to translate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BARD, ELIZABETH BAR

Avi

Summary: As Crispin tries to fulfill Bear's dream of moving to Iceland, he must leave Troth behind at a convent that needs a healer but, after falling in with thieves posing as musicians, he makes a new friend, Owen, and together they continue the arduous journey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray 2010

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Avi 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC AVI

Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon.

Summary: Documents the story of Yolande of Aragon's role in securing the French throne for Charles VII, describing her relationship with Joan of Arc and how the queen's support influenced the outcome of a seemingly impossible battle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 GOL

Barber, Terry

Contents: Prison life -- Early years -- Wife and mother -- Elizabeth visits prisons -- Hard times -- Prison reform -- A role model -- Glossary -- Talking about the book.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grass Roots Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRY, ELIZABETH BAR

Barr, Luke.

Summary: Presents a dramatic account of the 1970 gathering in Provence where such culinary luminaries as James Beard and Julia Child debated and inadvertently launched the modern food movement in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 641.5973 BAR