Five Nights in Paris

Five Nights in Paris Author John Baxter
ISBN-10 9780062296269
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 352
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An irresistible nighttime tour of Paris, past and present, by the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World Every guidebook to Paris is crammed with sites to see during the day, but visitors are often cast adrift once the sun sets and the Louvre, Notre Dame, and other tourist attractions shut their doors. Sadly for those who have retreated into their hotel rooms, it's only when darkness falls that the City of Light shines brightest. Full of as many unexpected detours and delightful digressions as the city itself, award-winning author John Baxter's Five Nights in Paris is the ultimate off-the-beaten-path guide to exploring the French capital after hours. Baxter leads readers on five evening tours across Paris's great neighborhoods. Each night's itinerary is selected for its connection to one of the five senses: the first, "Sound," explores the great jazz clubs of Saint-Germain-des-Prés; "Taste" samples the eclectic restaurants and bakeries of the Marais; "Touch" brings alive the city's legendary cabaret scene, including Montmartre's nearby Moulin Rouge; "Smell" describes Parisians' love of perfume and takes us to the infamous former opium fumeries along the Bois de Boulogne; and "Sight" traces the favorite haunts of the Surrealist artists, beginning in Montparnasse.



The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World Author John Baxter
ISBN-10 9781780720548
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 240
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Paris is a pedestrian's city - each block a revelation, every neighbourhood a new feast for the senses, a place rich with history and romance at every turn. In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and Paris resident John Baxter sets off on the trail of Paris's legendary artists and writers. Along the way, he tells the city's story, introducing us to a brilliant cast of characters and the places they loved: the favourite cafés of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce; Pablo Picasso's underground Montmartre haunts; the bustling boulevards of the late-19th century fl?neurs; and the hidden alleyways where revolutionaries plotted. The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is your guide par excellence to the true, off-the-beaten-track heart of the City of Light.



A Passion for Paris

A Passion for Paris Author David Downie
ISBN-10 9781466841253
Release 2015-04-28
Pages 320
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"A top-notch walking tour of Paris. . . . The author's encyclopedic knowledge of the city and its artists grants him a mystical gift of access: doors left ajar and carriage gates left open foster his search for the city's magical story. Anyone who loves Paris will adore this joyful book. Readers visiting the city are advised to take it with them to discover countless new experiences." —Kirkus Reviews (starred)A unique combination of memoir, history, and travelogue, this is author David Downie's irreverent quest to uncover why Paris is the world's most romantic city—and has been for over 150 years. Abounding in secluded, atmospheric parks, artists' studios, cafes, restaurants and streets little changed since the 1800s, Paris exudes romance. The art and architecture, the cityscape, riverbanks, and the unparalleled quality of daily life are part of the equation. But the city's allure derives equally from hidden sources: querulous inhabitants, a bizarre culture of heroic negativity, and a rich historical past supplying enigmas, pleasures and challenges. Rarely do visitors suspect the glamor and chic and the carefree atmosphere of the City of Light grew from and still feed off the dark fountainheads of riot, rebellion, mayhem and melancholy—and the subversive literature, art and music of the Romantic Age. Weaving together his own with the lives and loves of Victor Hugo, Georges Sand, Charles Baudelaire, Balzac, Nadar and other great Romantics Downie delights in the city's secular romantic pilgrimage sites asking , Why Paris, not Venice or Rome—the tap root of "romance"—or Berlin, Vienna and London—where the earliest Romantics built castles-in-the-air and sang odes to nightingales? Read A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light and find out.



Bu uel

Bu  uel Author John Baxter
ISBN-10 1857023536
Release 1995
Pages 324
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Bu uel has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bu uel also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bu uel book for free.



Bidding

Bidding Author John Baxter
ISBN-10 0586046933
Release 1980
Pages 410
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Bidding has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bidding also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bidding book for free.



Paris My Sweet

Paris  My Sweet Author Amy Thomas
ISBN-10 9781402264139
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 304
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"From the New York cupcake wars to the perfect Parisian macaron, Thomas's passion is palpable, her sweet tooth, unstoppable."—Elizabeth Bard, bestselling author of Lunch in Paris Forever a girl obsessed with all things French, sweet freak Amy Thomas landed a gig as rich as the purest dark chocolate: leave Manhattan for Paris to write ad copy for Louis Vuitton. Working on the Champs-Élysées, strolling the charming streets, and exploring the best patisseries and boulangeries, Amy marveled at the magnificence of the City of Light. But does falling in love with one city mean turning your back on another? As much as Amy adored Paris, there was part of her that felt like a humble chocolate chip cookie in a sea of pristine macarons. PARIS, MY SWEET explores how the search for happiness can be as fleeting as a salted caramel souffle's rise, as intensely satisfying as molten chocolate cake, and about how the life you're meant to live doesn't always taste like the one you envisioned. Part love letter to Paris, part love letter to New York, and total devotion to all things sweet, PARIS, MY SWEET is a treasure map for anyone with a hunger for life. "Like a tasty Parisian bonbon, this book is filled with sweet surprises."—David Lebovitz, New York Times bestselling author of The Sweet Life in Paris "Amy Thomas seduces us in the same manner that Paris seduced her —one exquisite morsel at a time."—Nichole Robertson, author of Paris in Color



Deluxe Encyclopedia of Mandolin Chords

Deluxe Encyclopedia of Mandolin Chords Author John Baxter
ISBN-10 9781609742577
Release 2010-10-07
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This encyclopedia is designed to provide mandolin players with a wide variety of chords in different voicings. This book is intended as both a starting point of learning chord voicings and patterns, as well as a dictionary of common mandolin chords. Each key section includes the first position scale for that key, as well as the chord formula and notes for each chord. If you want to learn to be a bluegrass rhythm player it helps to have a guide or 'map' to take you through the initial learning stage. This book provides a small but powerful set of starter chords used in this style of music. Once these chords are learned, you'll be able to jam with other musicians in no time. These are the same chords used by greats like Bill Monroe, Doyle Lawson, David Grisman and hundreds of other bluegrass players in this genre. While there are only a few chords presented in the map section, they form the foundation of bluegrass mandolin and with them you can play literally thousands of songs in every key. Chords are presented by key.



The Alternate Luftwaffe

The Alternate Luftwaffe Author John Baxter
ISBN-10 0958023344
Release 2010
Pages 112
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The Alternate Luftwaffe has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Alternate Luftwaffe also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Alternate Luftwaffe book for free.



Death in the City of Light

Death in the City of Light Author David King
ISBN-10 9780307452917
Release 2011-09-20
Pages 432
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Death in the City of Light is the gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld. The main suspect was Dr. Marcel Petiot, a handsome, charming physician with remarkable charisma. He was the “People’s Doctor,” known for his many acts of kindness and generosity, not least in providing free medical care for the poor. Petiot, however, would soon be charged with twenty-seven murders, though authorities suspected the total was considerably higher, perhaps even as many as 150. Who was being slaughtered, and why? Was Petiot a sexual sadist, as the press suggested, killing for thrills? Was he allied with the Gestapo, or, on the contrary, the French Resistance? Or did he work for no one other than himself? Trying to solve the many mysteries of the case, Massu would unravel a plot of unspeakable deviousness. When Petiot was finally arrested, the French police hoped for answers. But the trial soon became a circus. Attempting to try all twenty-seven cases at once, the prosecution stumbled in its marathon cross-examinations, and Petiot, enjoying the spotlight, responded with astonishing ease. His attorney, René Floriot, a rising star in the world of criminal defense, also effectively, if aggressively, countered the charges. Soon, despite a team of prosecuting attorneys, dozens of witnesses, and over one ton of evidence, Petiot’s brilliance and wit threatened to win the day. Drawing extensively on many new sources, including the massive, classified French police file on Dr. Petiot, Death in the City of Light is a brilliant evocation of Nazi-Occupied Paris and a harrowing exploration of murder, betrayal, and evil of staggering proportions. From the Hardcover edition.



Scottish Highlands and Islands

Scottish Highlands and Islands Author John Baxter
ISBN-10 0844248800
Release 1997
Pages 128
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This guide lets travelers learn about one of the most dramatic and colorful landscapes in Europe--the unspoiled and spectacular Scottish Highlands and its islands. Color photos and maps.



Shakespeare s Poetic Styles

Shakespeare s Poetic Styles Author John Baxter
ISBN-10 9781136557613
Release 2013-10-11
Pages 272
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First published in 1980. At their most successful, Shakespeare's styles are strategies to make plain the limits of thought and feeling which define the significance of human actions. John Baxter analyses the way in which these limits are reached, and also provides a strong argument for the idea that the power of Shakespearean drama depends upon the co-operation of poetic style and dramatic form. Three plays are examined in detail in the text: The Tragedy of Mustapha by Fulke Greville and Richard II and Macbeth by Shakespeare.



The Appleby Rai

The Appleby Rai Author Gordon Thorburn
ISBN-10 095276380X
Release 1996
Pages 84
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The Appleby Rai has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Appleby Rai also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Appleby Rai book for free.



Aristotle s Poetics

Aristotle s Poetics Author Aristotle
ISBN-10 9780773566606
Release 1997-10-29
Pages 224
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Aristotle's Poetics combines a complete translation of the Poetics with a running commentary, printed on facing pages, that keeps the reader in continuous contact with the linguistic and critical subtleties of the original while highlighting crucial issues for students of literature and literary theory. Whalley's unconventional interpretation emphasizes Aristotle's treatment of art as dynamic process rather than finished product. The volume includes two essays by Whalley in which he outlines his method and purpose. He identifies a deep congruence between Aristotle's understanding of mimesis and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's view of imagination. Whalley's new translation makes a major contribution to the study of not only the Poetics and tragedy but all literature and aesthetics.



Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick Author John Baxter
ISBN-10 9780786704859
Release 1997
Pages 399
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Profiles the life and career of the legendary filmmaker, and includes interviews with people who have known him from childhood to the present



Early Onset Parkinson s A Guide to Living with the Condition

Early Onset Parkinson   s  A Guide to Living with the Condition Author John Baxter
ISBN-10 9781447775102
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 186
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You might not think it, but anyone can develop Parkinson's no matter what their age, sex or ethnicity. Coping with a diagnosis of Early Onset Parkinson's (also known as Young Onset Parkinson's) and all of the challenges that come with it is not easy, but this book can help you come to terms with your diagnosis and overcome the challenges associated with it. Through the use of many practical techniques described in this book, you will uncover how the author, John, stays positive and motivated. You will also learn more about the non-motor symptoms, treatments available and how to cope with the lack of public awareness. From the facts right through to the equipment available and ideas to make life easier, this compelling book visits practically every area of Parkinson's.



The Window Cleaning Business

The Window Cleaning Business Author John Baxter
ISBN-10 0963212362
Release 2007-01
Pages 400
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The Window Cleaning Business has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Window Cleaning Business also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Window Cleaning Business book for free.



Nine Lives and One

Nine Lives and One Author John Baxter
ISBN-10 9780595379651
Release 2005
Pages 682
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"He described escapes and partisan attacks and ritual hangings and midnight assignations with beautiful women in the midst of war " He survived, he told me, In a Europe, where every corner he turned held the threat of death. But at every turn, luck-and often a woman: there were many women-had stepped in to save him. And when, On occasions, during the years it took to put this story down on paper, I expressed skepticism at an extraordinary coincidence or hair's breath escape, he would produce some scrap of evidence to validate the experience: a tiny prayer book, a faded photograph, a scribbled note. Some men follow Nietzsche's advice to "live dangerously". A few survive