Paris Time Capsule

Paris Time Capsule
Author: Ella Carey
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 9781800191037
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris Time Capsule Book Excerpt:

The parcel arrived on an ordinary morning in the mailbox of her New York apartment, postmarked Paris. It was wrapped in brown paper and tied with a silk ribbon. Little did she know that the old brass key and letter it contained were about to turn her life upside down... 1940, Paris. Life is getting desperate for young Isabelle de Florian. Alone with her best friend in her Paris apartment, Isabelle knows that they must seek safety or die. For months she has been playing a dangerous game of secrets with the Nazis, trying to keep the people she loves safe. At last, she secures passage out of the city, packs her best jewels into a small suitcase and steps into the treacherous night... New York, 2015. Photographer Cat Jordan is shocked when she receives a letter informing her that she is the sole heir of the estate of Isabelle de Florian. She was a friend of Cat's enigmatic grandmother, who both lived in France until the Nazi occupation forced them to flee. The letter offers few details but is clear on one point: Cat must come to Paris in person. When she arrives, Cat is enchanted by Isabelle's beautiful apartment. But why did she leave it to a stranger? Determined to find the truth, Cat investigates her grandmother and Isabelle's escape from Paris, and discovers that Isabelle was hunted by the Nazis in 1940. But as Cat searches through the dusty letters in the apartment, will the secret she finds change everything she knows about Isabelle and herself? From bestselling author Ella Carey comes an utterly spellbinding novel about wartime secrets. Paris Time Capsule shows that pulling on the tiniest thread of a life can unravel everything you thought you knew, and change your world forever.

The Paris Time Capsule

The Paris Time Capsule
Author: Ella Carey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2014-04-11
ISBN: 9780992481209
Category: Paris (France)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paris Time Capsule Book Excerpt:

New York photographer Cat Jordan has fought hard to free herself from the past, but when a stranger dies, Cat finds herself the sole inheritor of a treasure filled apartment in Paris that has been locked up and abandoned for seventy years. A stash of love letters belonging to Marthe de Florian, one of the Belle Époque's most famous demimondaines, and the appearance of the mysterious Isabelle de Florian's grandson leads Cat in search of the reasons why Isabelle kept her Paris apartment a secret, and why she left her entire estate to Cat. As Cat unravels the story, she too begins her own journey, realising that the secrets in the apartment may finally unfasten the future

Paris Time Capsule

Paris Time Capsule
Author: Ella Carey
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN: 9781477829936
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris Time Capsule Book Excerpt:

New York-based photographer Cat Jordan is ready to begin a new life with her successful, button-down boyfriend. But when she learns that she's inherited the estate of a complete stranger--a woman named Isabelle de Florian--her life is turned upside down. Cat arrives in Paris to find that she is now the owner of a perfectly preserved Belle Époque apartment in the ninth arrondissement, and that the Frenchwoman's family knew nothing about this secret estate. Amid these strange developments, Cat is left with burning questions: Who was Isabelle de Florian? And why did she leave the inheritance to Cat instead of her own family? As Cat travels France in search of answers, she feels her grasp on her New York life starting to slip. With long-buried secrets coming to light and an attraction to Isabelle de Florian's grandson growing too intense to ignore, Cat will have to decide what to let go of, and what to claim as her own.

A U s Independence Time Capsule

A U s  Independence Time Capsule
Author: Natalie Fowler
Publsiher: Capstone Press
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2020-08
ISBN: 1496666283
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A U s Independence Time Capsule Book Excerpt:

If the founding fathers and mothers of the United States had built a time capsule to tell the story of the nation's beginnings, what artifacts would be packed inside? Tea leaves, a lantern, yellowed documents, and more tell a part of the story of the colonists' fight for independence. In this Time Capsule History book, readers can examine primary sources of the Revolutionary Era to explore this exciting moment in history!

From a Paris Balcony

From a Paris Balcony
Author: Ella Carey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-12-13
ISBN: 9781538722589
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From a Paris Balcony Book Excerpt:

The small green chest was concealed at the back of her father's wardrobe. Its hinges were made of brass that must once have shone, but now the surface was roughened and dull. As she opened the lock, there was only one thing inside: a letter, postmarked 1895, Paris. England, 1895. Louisa West, a young beauty from Boston, looks like she has it all: a handsome husband, she is lady of Ashworth Manor and one day she'll be a duchess. But in truth, her life is falling apart. Louisa's honeymoon is barely over when her husband deserts her, leaving her devastated and alone. She flees to Paris, longing to escape her grief, but finds only tragedy... Boston, 2015. Life hasn't been kind to Sarah West. In one year, she has lost both her parents and her marriage. After her father's death, Sarah is sorting through his belongings when she finds a letter about her mysterious ancestor, Louisa. There have always been whispers in the family about Louisa's suicide--from a high balcony in Paris--but as Sarah reads, she starts to question everything she was told. Desperate to leave her broken heart behind, she books a trip to Paris to find out more... When Sarah arrives in the city of lights, the cobbled streets of Montmartre and the river Seine at twilight make her heart sing. Then, on the bookshelf of a beautiful Paris apartment, hidden inside the yellowing pages of an old novel, she finds a note about Louisa which shatters Sarah's understanding of her family's past. Did Louisa really throw herself from a Paris balcony? And when Sarah uncovers the truth, will it change everything about her future?

A New York Secret

A New York Secret
Author: Ella Carey
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2022-12-02
ISBN: 1800192142
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New York Secret Book Excerpt:

She looked at the telegram in horror, the words blurring in front of her eyes. She dropped to her knees, feeling that her entire world was ending. The paper slipped from her hands as she put her head in hands, sobs wracking her chest… 1942, New York. As war rages in Europe, Lily Rose is grateful for her perfect life: the love of her wealthy uptown parents in their beautiful brownstone overlooking the park and her dream job as a chef at one of New York’s finest restaurants, the art deco dream that is Valentino’s. But in her heart, Lily is drawn towards the bohemian Sicilian community in Greenwich Village, where gorgeous fresh fruit spills onto the pavement and the smell of freshly baked cannoli tempt her inside every Italian deli. Part of the attraction is Tom Morelli, talented chef at Valentino’s and handsome grandson of Sicilian immigrants, whose deep brown eyes call to her and set her heart on fire. As wartime rationing bites in the city, Lily and Tom stay up late, dreaming up delicious meals that will see Valentino’s through the war and distract New Yorkers from the threat of sons and sweethearts being called up. Lily knows he has found the key to her heart. Then Tom receives a devastating summons that changes everything: he is drafted to Italy. He must return to his beautiful homeland to fight a desperate war. Suddenly alone, with only the memory of Tom’s last kiss, Lily turns to her parents for support. But when her mother finds out about her relationship, she is furious. When the war ends, Lily’s duty is to marry the man picked for her, raise children and never work again. They give her a heartbreaking ultimatum: end her relationship with Tom and give up her job or lose her family and inheritance forever. Lily knows she must follow her heart to Valentino’s and to Tom. But when Tom is declared missing in action, Lily is totally heartbroken. If she pursues her dreams, will there be anything left for her when the war is over? From top-ten bestseller Ella Carey comes an utterly heartbreaking historical novel, inspired by true events, about the courage, love and friendships that sustain us in the darkest of days. Fans of Fiona Davis, Rhys Bowen and The Nightingale will be captivated. This novel can be enjoyed as a standalone. What readers are saying about A New York Secret: “Unforgettable… Truly amazing and I could not put it down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list this year. An emotional and utterly unputdownable novel.” Breakfast with Rachel, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a wonderful story, it gripped me from the first page until the last. I loved it… I wish I could give it more stars.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Will entrance you from the very beginning… Truly amazing and one I could not put down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list… Emotional and utterly unputdownable novel, inspired by true events.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved this story and right up to the end I was on the edge of my seat, wondering how it was all going to play out. Highly recommended.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “So masterfully captured the time period that I believed the story to be real and that the events really happened… As you turn over the last page, you’ll be wanting more. A must-buy… Phenomenal.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow!… An amazing read… A rollercoaster of emotions… I smiled, cried and gasped.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fast, fun and emotional… One of my favorite World War Two novels.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Time Capsule

Time Capsule
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Capsule Book Excerpt:

The House by the Lake

The House by the Lake
Author: Ella Carey
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN: 9781503934153
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House by the Lake Book Excerpt:

Anna is content with her well-ordered life in San Francisco. But her world is turned upside down when her beloved grandfather, Max, reveals a startling secret: Anna is part of an aristocratic family who lost everything during World War II. What's more, Max was forced to leave behind a precious item over seventy years ago in their estate in old Prussia. It's now his ardent wish that Anna retrieve it. Anna burns with questions as she heads for Germany: What memento could be so important to her grandfather? And why did he keep their history hidden? As she searches for answers, she finds herself drawn to Wil, a man who may hold the key to unlock the mystery. Together they discover that her family's secrets are linked with an abandoned apartment in Paris, and these secrets go deeper than she ever imagined. Alternating between 1930s Europe and the present, The House by the Lake illuminates the destiny of a family caught in the tumult of history.

Time Capsules

Time Capsules
Author: William E. Jarvis
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN: 0786480955
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Capsules Book Excerpt:

Time capsules have been used for thousands of years to store for posterity a selection of objects thought to be representative of life at a particular time. Such vessels have the dual purpose of causing participants to ponder their own cultural era and think about those to come. This work is a cultural history of five thousand years of time capsules and other related time-information transfer experiences. It examines both the formal and the popular culture aspects of the time capsule, from its roots in ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian building foundation deposits to the present utilization of spacecraft probes and other extreme locations. The deposits of 3000 BCE deliberately had no definite date and time to be opened; in 1876 CE came the idea of target-dated deposits. Also discussed are how “real” time capsules work, notional and archaeological time capsules, the height of the time capsule’s popularity from 1935 to 1982, the preservation of writings in time capsules, keeping time in a perpetual futurescape, and turn of the century hype surrounding millennium time capsules.

The Things We Don t Say

The Things We Don t Say
Author: Ella Carey
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9781503902534
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Things We Don t Say Book Excerpt:

A beguiling painting holds the secrets of a woman's past and calls into question everything she thought she knew about the man she loved... Nearly sixty years ago, renowned London artist Patrick Adams painted his most famous work: a portrait of his beloved Emma Temple, a fellow bohemian with whom he shared his life. Years after Patrick's death, ninety-year-old Emma still has the painting hanging over her bed at their country home as a testament to their love. To Emma's granddaughter, Laura, the portrait is also a symbol of so much to come. The masterpiece is serving as collateral to pay Laura's tuition at a prestigious music school. Then the impossible happens when an appraiser claims the painting is a fraud. For Laura, the accusation jeopardizes her future. For Emma, it casts doubt on everything she believed about her relationship with Patrick. Laura is determined to prove that Patrick did indeed paint the portrait. Both her grandmother's and Patrick's legacies are worth fighting for. As the stories of two women entwine, it's time for Emma to summon up the past--even at the risk of revealing its unspoken secrets.

The Illustrated Route 66 Historical Atlas

The Illustrated Route 66 Historical Atlas
Author: Jim Hinckley
Publsiher: Voyageur Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN: 0760345430
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated Route 66 Historical Atlas Book Excerpt:

"A look at 500 of Route 66's most significant past and present sites in seven categories, illustrated with hundreds of photographs and specially commissioned maps"--

Secret Shores

Secret Shores
Author: Ella Carey
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 9781542046497
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret Shores Book Excerpt:

In 1946, artist Rebecca Swift’s dreams of love and a life free from convention are crashing like the waves of the Australian coast below her. And it’s into those roiling waters that she disappears. Forty-one years later, Tess Miller’s dreams are crashing, too. The once-successful New York editor has lost her most prestigious author to the handsome new golden boy of publishing. Meanwhile, she’s stuck with Edward Russell, a washed-up Australian poet writing a novel about some obscure artist named Rebecca Swift. But Tess may have underestimated Russell. His book is not only true—it’s a searing, tragic romance and a tantalizing mystery set in a circle of postwar modernists. When Tess uncovers a long-hidden secret, she’s drawn even deeper into Rebecca’s enigmatic life and death. As Rebecca’s past intertwines with the present, Tess finds herself falling for the last man she thought she’d ever be drawn to. On the way, she discovers the power of living an authentic life—and that transcendent love never really dies.

The American Roadside in migr Literature Film and Photography

The American Roadside in   migr   Literature  Film  and Photography
Author: Elsa Court
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2020-01-06
ISBN: 3030367339
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Roadside in migr Literature Film and Photography Book Excerpt:

The American Roadside in Émigré Literature, Film, and Photography: 1955–1985 traces the origin of a postmodern iconography of mobile consumption equating roadside America with an authentic experience of the United States through the postwar road narrative, a narrative which, Elsa Court argues, has been shaped by and through white male émigré narratives of the American road, in both literature and visual culture. While stressing that these narratives are limited in their understanding of the processes of exclusion and unequal flux in experiences of modern automobility, the book works through four case studies in the American works of European-born authors Vladimir Nabokov, Robert Frank, Alfred Hitchcock, and Wim Wenders to unveil an early phenomenology of the postwar American highway, one that anticipates the works of late-twentieth-century spatial theorists Jean Baudrillard, Michel Foucault, and Marc Augé and sketches a postmodern aesthetic of western mobility and consumption that has become synonymous with contemporary America.

Stratified Modernism

Stratified Modernism
Author: Sasha Colby
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9783039119325
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stratified Modernism Book Excerpt:

This book proposes an alternative modernist tradition, a line of writers captured by the archaeological project and the poetic possibilities it created. This tradition spans from Théophile Gautier's mid-nineteenth-century passion for Egyptology to Charles Olson's literal excavations on the Yucatan peninsula in the 1950s. With attention to the historical development of archaeology, the author argues that the archaeological became a rich site of cultural fantasy, a location where modernity's alternatives could be considered, imagined, and transcribed. These models, taking their cue from new archaeological dynamics, include the ushering of primal intensities into the present, the tapping of the subterranean unconscious, and the decipherment of an original poetic language. Ranging from psychic excavations to the reactivation of political templates, the plumbing of the archaeological landscape became a key posture in modernist development, which the author pursues through the work of both twentieth-century modernists and their nineteenth-century substrata. Ambitious in scope, this book provides a compelling argument about the role of archaeology in the modernist literary imagination and the century-long evolution of the poetics of excavation.

Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon
Author: Ella Carey
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN: 9781542091398
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Horizon Book Excerpt:

From the author of The House by the Lake comes a powerful novel of friendship during World War II, fighting for the truth, and making peace with the past. At the height of World War II, Eva Scott's dream comes true. Accepted into the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), she leaves balmy California and the man she loves for grueling training in Texas, ultimately landing at formidable Camp Davis in North Carolina. Vastly outnumbered by men and amid contempt, discrimination, and sabotage, Eva and her closest friends, the unconventional Nina and straightlaced Helena, remain loyal to their mission and to each other. They stay focused on the horizon, determined to prove themselves capable women pilots. Until a fatal mission sends Eva's dream crashing to earth . . . Now, decades later, is it possible to discover the truth about the night that changed her life? Is there any hope she'll recover all that she's lost? When Eva finds herself embroiled in the fight to get military recognition for the WASP, she's forced to confront the past, and to make a decision that could forever change her future. Thrilling and inspiring, Beyond the Horizon is a portrait of love, friendship, and valor in a time of war--and a tribute to the brave women who risked their lives for their country.

Paris Paris

Paris  Paris
Author: David Downie
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN: 0307886093
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris Paris Book Excerpt:

“Beautifully written and refreshingly original . . . makes us see [Paris] in a different light.”—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions. Curiosity and the legs of a cross-country runner propelled him daily from an unheated, seventh-floor walk-up garret near the Champs-Elysées to the old Montmartre haunts of the doomed painter Modigliani, the tombs of Père-Lachaise cemetery, the luxuriant alleys of the Luxembourg Gardens and the aristocratic Île Saint-Louis midstream in the Seine. Downie wound up living in the chic Marais district, married to the Paris-born American photographer Alison Harris, an equally incurable walker and chronicler. Ten books and a quarter-century later, he still spends several hours every day rambling through Paris, and writing about the city he loves. An irreverent, witty romp featuring thirty-one short prose sketches of people, places and daily life, Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light ranges from the glamorous to the least-known corners and characters of the world’s favorite city. Photographs by Alison Harris. Praise for Paris, Paris “I loved his collection of essays and anyone who’s visited Paris in the past, or plans to visit in the future, will be equally charmed as well.”—David Lebovitz, author of The Sweet Life in Paris “[A] quirky, personal, independent view of the city, its history and its people”—Mavis Gallant “Gives fresh poetic insight into the city . . . a voyage into ‘the bends and recesses, the jagged edges, the secret interiors’ [of Paris].”—Departures

A World s Fair for the Global Village

A World s Fair for the Global Village
Author: Carl Malamud
Publsiher: Carl Malamud
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780262133388
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World s Fair for the Global Village Book Excerpt:

Presents the story of how a collection of engineers and artists set out to recreate the world's fairs of the last century on the Internet

Encyclopedia of New Year s Holidays Worldwide

Encyclopedia of New Year      s Holidays Worldwide
Author: William D. Crump
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2014-04-25
ISBN: 1476607486
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of New Year s Holidays Worldwide Book Excerpt:

Among the world’s myriad cultures and their associated calendars, the idea of a “New Year” is relative and hardly specifies a universal celebration or even a universal point in time. Ways of celebrating the New Year range from the observances of religious rituals and superstitions to social gatherings featuring particular foods, music, dancing, noisemaking, fireworks and drinking. This first encyclopedia devoted exclusively to the New Year includes 320 entries that give a global perspective on the New Year, beyond its traditional Western associations with Christmas. National or regional entries detail the principal traditions and customs of 130 countries, while 27 entries discuss major calendar systems in current use or of significant historical interest. The remaining entries cover a wide variety of subjects including literary works, movies, and television specials; the customs of specific ethnic groups; universal customs such as toasting and drinking; football bowl games and parades; and the New Year celebrations at the White House and the Vatican.

Time Capsule 1968

Time Capsule 1968
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Capsule 1968 Book Excerpt:

News highlights and stories arranged chronologically under subject.

Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity

Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity
Author: Andrew Benjamin,Charles Rice
Publsiher: re.press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0980544092
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity Book Excerpt:

Walter Benjamin is universally recognised as one of the key thinkers of modernity: his writings on politics, language, literature, media, theology and law have had an incalculable influence on contemporary thought. Yet the problem of architecture in and for Benjamin's work remains relatively underexamined. Does Benjamin's project have an architecture and, if so, how does this architecture affect the explicit propositions that he offers us? In what ways are Benjamin's writings centrally caught up with architectural concerns, from the redevelopment of major urban centres to the movements that individuals can make within the new spaces of modern cities? How can Benjamin's theses help us to understand the secret architectures of the present? This volume takes up the architectural challenge in a number of innovative ways, collecting essays by both well-known and emerging scholars on time in cinema, the problem of kitsch, the design of graves and tombs, the orders of road-signs, childhood experience in modern cities, and much more. Engaged, interdisciplinary, bristling with insights, the essays in this collection will constitute an indispensable supplement to the work of Walter Benjamin, as well as providing a guide to some of the obscurities of our own present.