The Marais

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

The Marais Book Excerpt:

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.

France

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

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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: 178150315X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fiftieth Division 1914 1919 Book Excerpt:

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.

Queer Sites

Queer Sites
Author: David Higgs
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780415158978
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Sites Book Excerpt:

There are areas which can be described as gay space because there are many gays and lesbians in the population. Queer Sites offers a history of gay space in the major cities from early modern time to the present.

U S A

U S A
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1944
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Statistique du d partement du Gard

Statistique du d  partement du Gard
Author: Jacques Nicolas Hector Rivoire
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1842
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hiramic Brotherhood

Hiramic Brotherhood
Author: William Hanna
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN: 1788032705
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiramic Brotherhood Book Excerpt:

This novel follows journalist Conrad Banner who is intent on filming a documentary in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Inspired by his father Mark – an author and foreign correspondent with numerous journalism awards for his coverage in the Middle East ­– Banner’s documentary presents a factually impartial account of the conflict. Hatred and violence was also being continually provoked by Israel’s ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population which was whitewashed by a form of propaganda known was hasbara, or ‘explanation’. Such propaganda was aimed at an international audience to portray contentious Israeli action and policies – past and present – in a positive light while providing a negative portrayal of Arabs in general, and Palestinians in particular. Along with Jewish activist Adam Peltz and Palestinian guide Sami Hadawi, Banner finds himself unwelcome, resulting in some hazardous and ultimately fatal consequences. Hiramic Brotherhood is motivated by the blatant denial of human rights to millions ot people, and in particular children, by the double standard of Western democracies. Exploring themes of culture, racism, religion and violence, Hanna brings to the fore a compelling story of struggle and divide.

The Literary panorama

The Literary panorama
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1815
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gazetteer United States Board on Geographic Names

Gazetteer   United States Board on Geographic Names
Author: United States Board on Geographic Names
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Names, Geographical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Histoire civile politique militaire religieuse morale et physique de la ville de Saint Omer

Histoire civile  politique  militaire  religieuse  morale et physique de la ville de Saint Omer
Author: Jean Lambert DERHEIMS
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 767
Release: 1843
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Song

A Song
Author: David Turner
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN: 1789016037
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Song Book Excerpt:

This is a very human story that touches the hearts of many. Jim’s childhood memories are of family life in a gritty inner city suburb of Sydney, then, as pioneers in the bush. In his teens he goes to live it up in the exciting night district of Kings Cross. He meets artists of all kinds and discovers his own artistic sensibilities. After graduation from university he makes a career as an architect, retires, goes to London, and then in 1990 settles in Paris. From Paris, for the next 25 years, he discovers the world through the lens of his camera. He writes it all down. Jim’s story begins with childhood memories of his life in a gritty inner city suburb of Sydney. It was wild and exciting for a five year-old but for his asthmatic mother the toxic environment was intolerable. They move and become the pioneers in a new outer bush suburb. In teenage he finds a room in the night district of Kings Cross, mixes with artists and discovers his own sensibilities. He goes to university, graduates, and makes his career as an architect. He retires in 1989 and then takes residence in Paris. This begins a second life of travel and writing. His story is enriched by his wonderful, keenly observed descriptions of places, as exotically various as the Zen Buddhist temple he sojourned in Kyoto; Maharashtra, where he photographed traditional farm and village life; the slums of Calcutta where he nearly died; Havana, where he learned what living under communism is like; Moscow and St. Petersburg at the fall of the Soviet Union; Manhattan during the first Obama election, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Krakow, Florence, Hong Kong, and small provincial towns in France. But it is other people that interest us most. He meets with so many types, each remarkable in their own ways. His story is easy to read, not without humour, and lyrical in style.

Fodor s Dordogne the Best of Southwest France

Fodor s Dordogne   the Best of Southwest France
Author: Fodor's
Publsiher: Fodor's Travel
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN: 0307928594
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fodor s Dordogne the Best of Southwest France Book Excerpt:

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Dordogne and Southwest France (including Bordeaux, the Basque Country, and Paris with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Southwest France as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Dordogne and the Best of Southwest France: One of the hottest destinations in France, the Dordogne is a stone-cottage pastoral studded with fairy-tale castles, storybook villages, and France’s top prehistoric sights. The wines of Bordeaux are the standard against which others are measured. They've made the city rich and the owners of its vineyards, like Château Mouton-Rothschild, even richer. The Basque Country will put you under its spell, whether you head for Bay of Biscay resorts like Biarritz, coastal villages such as St-Jean-De-Luz, or the Pyrenean peaks. No trip to France would be complete without a stop in Paris. A quayside vista that takes in the Seine, a passing boat, Notre-Dame, the Eiffel tower, and mansard roofs all in one generous sweep is enough to convince you that this is indeed the most beautiful city on Earth. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

For King and Country Or Kintail Place

For King and Country  Or  Kintail Place
Author: Jane A. Nutt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 410
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children's stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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La Vend e

La Vend  e
Author: B. Moreau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The D Day Landing on Gold Beach

The D Day Landing on Gold Beach
Author: Andrew Holborn
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN: 1441173404
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The D Day Landing on Gold Beach Book Excerpt:

The Normandy landings of 6 June 1944, across five sectors of the French coast - Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword - constituted the largest amphibious invasion in history. This study analyses in depth the preparations and implementation of the D-Day landing on Gold Beach by XXX Corps. Historians have tended to dismiss the landing on Gold Beach as straightforward but the evidence points to a different reality. Armour supported the infantry landing and prior bombing was intended to weaken German defences; however, the bulk of the bombing landed too far inland, and many craft foundered in difficult conditions at sea. It was the tenacity of the assault units and the flexibility of the follow up units which enabled the Gold landing to secure the right flank of the British Army in Normandy. Using detailed primary evidence from The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, this volume provides a substantial assessment of the background to the landing on Gold, and analyses the events of D-Day in the wider context of the Normandy Campaign.

Save the Deli

Save the Deli
Author: David Sax
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-19
ISBN: 0547417357
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Save the Deli Book Excerpt:

James Beard Award Winner: A cultural history and culinary travelogue from “the M.F.K. Fisher of pickled meats” (A. J. Jacobs). These days there are very few places you can get authentic hot pastrami sandwiches, delicious matzo ball soup, and chewy, crusty rye. In this travelogue, die-hard delicatessen lover David Sax searches out the best Jewish delis around the United States—and the world—and digs deep into the history of the deli: its characters, greatest triumphs, spectacular failures, and uncertain future. Going far beyond New York landmarks, past and present, like Katz’s, the Carnegie Deli, and the Second Avenue Deli, to Chicago, Florida, LA, Montreal, Toronto, Paris, and beyond, Save the Deli is the story of diaspora, and of one man’s quest to save a defining element of the culture—and the food—he loves. It even includes a glossary of food and Yiddish terms, for the goyim or the woefully assimilated. Just don’t read it on an empty stomach. “An epic journey, akin to The Odyssey but with Rolaids.” —Roger Bennett, author of Bar Mitzvah Disco

Fodor s Inside Paris

Fodor s Inside Paris
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publsiher: Fodor's Travel
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 1640972161
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fodor s Inside Paris Book Excerpt:

For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Chic, effortless, and always in style, Paris has become a multicultural “it” city thanks to a new generation who are revitalizing its food, nightlife, and arts scenes. Fodor’s brand-new guidebook, Inside Paris, touches on top tourist sights, including the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and the Notre Dame, and delves deep into the best under-the-radar places that only insiders from Paris know about. The Fodor's Inside series is designed for travelers looking for authentic, hyperlocal experiences. Written by Parisians—and with customized neighborhood maps and one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn illustrations by Jessica Gonzalez—Inside Paris covers the restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and boutiques in the neighborhoods that locals love best. Fodor’s Inside Paris includes: • OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH COVERAGE to help you explore locally loved, up-and-coming neighborhoods—including Oberkampf and Canal St-Martin—that other guidebooks don’t cover well or at all. • BEST BET LISTS with our favorites in a variety of categories including: best local foods, best kid-friendly attractions, and most romantic restaurants. • INSTAGRAM-WORTHY PHOTO SPOTS that tell you how and where to get remarkable shots that you’ll definitely want to share. • AT A GLANCE FEATURES on local events, history, locally-made goods, books and movies set in Lisbon, and more. • MAPS that are easy to read. • ITINERARIES that will help you plan your trip. • COOL PLACES TO STAY highlighting the most unique lodgings in the city. • BEST CITY TOURS from the coolest companies, including gallery walks, culinary tours, and wine tastings. • QUICK SIDE TRIPS to the best places in Versailles, Chartres, and Chantilly. • GETTING AROUND features in every neighborhood to make navigation via public transit or car easy. • HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS by artist Jessica Gonzalez. • INTERESTING STREET AND PUBLIC ART that is worth discovering. • BACK IN THE DAY SPOTLIGHTS of famous spots to give the city historical context. • COVERS the best neighborhoods in Paris, including the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, Pigalle, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Marais, Canal Saint-Martin, Oberkampf, Bastille, Sentier, the Grands Boulevards, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting more of France? Check out Fodor’s Essential France.

Grasslands and herbivore production in Europe and effects of common policies

Grasslands and herbivore production in Europe and effects of common policies
Author: Christian Huyghe,Alex De Vliegher,Bert Van Gils,Alain Peeters*
Publsiher: Quae
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN: 2759221571
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grasslands and herbivore production in Europe and effects of common policies Book Excerpt:

The European project Multisward (http://www.multisward.eu/multisward_eng/) aims at supporting developments and innovations in grassland use and management in different European farming systems (including low-input and organic farming systems), pedoclimatic and socio-economic conditions i) to enhance the role of grasslands at farm and landscape levels to produce environmental goods and to limit the erosion of biodiversity and ii) to optimise economic, agronomic and nutritional advantages for the development of innovative and sustainable ruminant production systems. The identification of the innovations and their implementation required an exhaustive analysis of the state of grasslands and herbivore production in Europe including how they changed over decades. The effects of public policies were investigated. The results of this analysis are published in the present book. Conduit et financé par le projet européen Multisward, ce livre électronique en accès libre fait un état des lieux des prairies et cultures fourragères dans toute l’Europe en les resituant dans le système de production où elles sont intégrées, et en étudiant les déterminants techniques, économiques et réglementaires des évolutions passées et présentes. Abondamment illustré de cartes, il comporte également de nombreux cas concrets dans l’ensemble des régions européennes, témoignages d'agriculteurs et interviews d’acteurs clés.

Themes in the Historical Geography of France

Themes in the Historical Geography of France
Author: Hugh D. Clout
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2013-10-02
ISBN: 1483267245
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Themes in the Historical Geography of France Book Excerpt:

Themes in the Historical Geography of France compiles several selected themes in the historical geography of France. This book discusses the practice of historical geography in France; peopling and the origins of settlement; early urban development; and retreat of rural settlement. The regional contrasts in agrarian structure; reclamation of coastal marshland; petite culture on 1750-1850; and reclamation of wasteland during the 18th and 19th centuries are also elaborated. This compilation likewise covers the historical geography of Western France; urban growth on 1500-1900; and agricultural change and industrial development in the 18th and 19th centuries. This publication is beneficial to historians and geographers aiming to acquire knowledge of the historical geography of France.

Statistiques routi res de la Basse Normandie Edited by A Hardel

Statistiques routi  res de la Basse Normandie   Edited by A  Hardel
Author: Arcisse de CAUMONT
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 474
Release: 1855
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistiques routi res de la Basse Normandie Edited by A Hardel Book Excerpt: