The Paris Architect Book
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The Paris Architect


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Date : 2014-07-15
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781402284328

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The New York Times Bestseller! "A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." —Malcolm Gladwell An extraordinary novel about a gifted architect who reluctantly begins a secret life devising ingenious hiding places for Jews in World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist) In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right. Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.

The Paris Architect Book
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The Paris Architect


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • Date : 2013-10-08
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781743516720

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In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied the city he loves is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding places fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right.

House of Thieves Book
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House of Thieves


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Date : 2015-09-17
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780749019624

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1886, New York. A respectable architect shouldn’t have a connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross’s son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent’s Gents, Cross must use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won’t solve. With a new-found talent for sniffing out easy targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But his entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down . . .

The Fallen Architect Book

The Fallen Architect


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Date : 2018-10-09
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781492662723

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From the New York Times bestseller of The Paris Architect Someone has to take the blame. When the Britannia Theatre's balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. He should have known better, should have made it safer, should have done something. Douglas Layton knows the flaw wasn't in his design, but he can't fight a guilty verdict. When he is finally released from prison, he has nothing: no job, no family, nowhere to go. He needs to assume a new identity and rebuild his life. But he soon finds himself digging up the past in a way he never anticipated. If the collapse was not an accident ... who caused it? And why? And what if they find out who he used to be?

The Faberge Secret Book
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The Faberge Secret


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Date : 2020-12-01
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9781448304462

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New York Times bestselling author Charles Belfoure takes readers on a breathless journey from the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Russia to the grim violence of the pogroms, in his latest thrilling historical adventure. St Petersburg, 1903. Prince Dimitri Markhov counts himself lucky to be a close friend of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. Cocooned by the glittering wealth of the Imperial court, the talented architect lives a life of luxury and comfort, by the side of his beautiful but spiteful wife, Princess Lara. But when Dimitri is confronted by the death and destruction wrought by a pogrom, he is taken aback. What did these people do to deserve such brutality? The Tsar tells him the Jews themselves were to blame, but Dimitri can’t forget what he’s seen. Educated and passionate, Doctor Katya Golitsyn is determined to help end Russian oppression. When she meets Dimitri at a royal ball, she immediately recognizes a kindred spirit, and an unlikely affair begins between them. As their relationship develops, Katya exposes Dimitri to the horrors of the Tsar’s regime and the persecution of the Jewish people, and he grows determined to make a stand . . . whatever the cost.

Charles Garnier s Paris Op  ra Book

Charles Garnier s Paris Op ra


  • Author : Christopher Curtis Mead
  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • Date : 1991
  • Category : Architecture
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : UOM:39015021633055

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By making systematic use of the mostly unpublished Opera Archive, Mead fills in the missing links to previous investigations and unlocks the significance of this seminal masterpiece.

The Paris Architect Book
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The Paris Architect


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Date : 2015-08-20
  • Category : Architects
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0749019476

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In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right. Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.

The Silver Sword Book
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The Silver Sword


  • Author : Ian Serraillier
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1983
  • Category :
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : OCLC:955544616

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The Invisible Bridge Book
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The Invisible Bridge


  • Author : Julie Orringer
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Date : 2010-05-04
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 9780307593719

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Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour.

Paris Mansions and Apartments 1893 Book

Paris Mansions and Apartments 1893


  • Author : Pierre Gelis-Didot
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Date : 2012-04-10
  • Category : Architecture
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780486154312

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Selected from a very rare portfolio, this collection of exquisitely detailed drawings features 100 plates depicting 50 buildings. Full-page engravings of facades appear alongside floor plans and images of architectural details.

Edmund G  Lind Book

Edmund G Lind


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2009
  • Category : Architecture
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105215309456

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The Paris Seamstress  Free Preview  Chapters 1 4  Book
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The Paris Seamstress Free Preview Chapters 1 4


  • Author : Natasha Lester
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Date : 2018-08-11
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9781538732168

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For readers of Lilac Girls and The Nightingale comes a World War II novel that spans generations, crosses oceans, and proves just how much two young women are willing to sacrifice for love and family. 1940: As the Germans advance upon Paris, young seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee everything she's ever known. She's bound for New York City with her signature gold dress, a few francs, and a dream: to make her mark on the world of fashion. Present day: Fabienne Bissette journeys to the Met's annual gala for an exhibit featuring the work of her ailing grandmother - a legend of women's fashion design. But as Fabienne begins to learn more about her beloved grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and family secrets that will dramatically change her own life. "The Paris Seamstress is a gorgeously rich and romantic novel about young women finding their way in the world." -Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens

Monuments to Money Book

Monuments to Money


  • Author : Charles Belfoure
  • Publisher : McFarland Publishing
  • Date : 2011-11
  • Category : Architecture
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 0786464135

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"With more than 200 photographs and illustrations, this work studies the evolution of American bank architecture from 1781 to new banks of the present day. It explores how and why the classically inspired structures built in late 18th century America, embodying strength and trust, evolved into the essentially anonymous bank buildings of today"--Provided by publisher.

Welcome to Braggsville Book
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Welcome to Braggsville


  • Author : T. Geronimo Johnson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Date : 2015-02-17
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780062302144

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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2015 BY THE WASHINGTON POST, TIME, MEN’S JOURNAL, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, KANSAS CITY STAR, BROOKLYN MAGAZINE, NPR, HUFFINGTON POST, THE DAILY BEAST, AND BUZZFEED WINNER OF THE 2015 ERNEST J. GAINES AWARD FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of Hold It ’Til It Hurts comes a dark and socially provocative Southern-fried comedy about four UC Berkeley students who stage a dramatic protest during a Civil War reenactment—a fierce, funny, tragic work from a bold new writer. Welcome to Braggsville. The City that Love Built in the Heart of Georgia. Population 712 Born and raised in the heart of old Dixie, D’aron Davenport finds himself in unfamiliar territory his freshman year at UC Berkeley. Two thousand miles and a world away from his childhood, he is a small-town fish floundering in the depths of a large, hyper-liberal pond. Caught between the prosaic values of his rural hometown and the intellectualized multicultural cosmopolitanism of Berzerkeley, the nineteen-year-old white kid is uncertain about his place until one disastrous party brings him three idiosyncratic best friends: Louis, a “kung-fu comedian" from California; Candice, an earnest do-gooder claiming Native roots from Iowa; and Charlie, an introspective inner-city black teen from Chicago. They dub themselves the “4 Little Indians.” But everything changes in the group’s alternative history class, when D’aron lets slip that his hometown hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, recently rebranded “Patriot Days.” His announcement is met with righteous indignation, and inspires Candice to suggest a “performative intervention” to protest the reenactment. Armed with youthful self-importance, makeshift slave costumes, righteous zeal, and their own misguided ideas about the South, the 4 Li

All the Buildings in London Book

All the Buildings in London


  • Author : James Gulliver Hancock
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Date : 2016-02-16
  • Category : Travel
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9780789331120

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The follow-up to the hugely popular All the Buildings in New York, this is a charmingly illustrated journey through London, one building at a time. All the Buildings in London is a love letter to London, told through James Gulliver Hancock’s unique and charming drawings of the city’s diverse architectural styles and streetscapes. Hancock’s offbeat drawing style gives a sense of whimsical and delightful fun to his illustrations, while perfectly capturing each building’s architectural details. This unusual combination of the artistic and the technical presents London’s cityscape like never before. The book includes such beloved iconic buildings as St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace; the latest modern landmarks, such as the Shard and the London Eye; celebrated cultural institutions, such as the British Museum and Tate Modern; and other notable attractions, such as Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, as well as the bridges and docks along the river Thames. Also featured are the everyday buildings that may not be famous but whose stylishness or eccentricity make up an important part of London and its architectural landscape. Londoners and tourists alike will savor this volume that uniquely celebrates the energy, spirit, and history of one of the greatest cities in the world.