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The Resource Paris in the fifties, by Stanley Karnow ; read by Christopher Hurt, (sound recording)

Paris in the fifties, by Stanley Karnow ; read by Christopher Hurt, (sound recording)

Label
Paris in the fifties
Title
Paris in the fifties
Statement of responsibility
by Stanley Karnow ; read by Christopher Hurt
Title variation
Paris in the 50's
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d
Summary
  • In July 1947, fresh out of college and long before he would win the Pulitzer Prize and become known as one of America's finest historians, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter bound for France, planning to stay for the summer. He stayed for ten years, first as a student and later as a correspondent for Time magazine. Paris in the Fifties transports us to Latin Quarter cafes and basement jazz clubs, to unheated apartments and glorious ballrooms. We meet such prominent political figures as Charles de Gaulle and Pierre Mendes-France, as well as Communist hacks and the demagogic tax rebel Pierre Poujade. We get to know illustrious intellectuals, among them Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and Andre Malraux, and visit the glittering salons where aristocrats with exquisite manners mingled with trendy novelists, poets, critics, artists, composers, playwrights, and actors
  • We meet Christian Dior, who taught Karnow the secrets of haute couture, and Prince Curnonsky, France's leading gourmet, who taught the young reporter to appreciate the complexities of haute cuisine. Back in Paris, Karnow hung out with visiting celebrities like Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, and Audrey Hepburn, and in Paris in the Fifties we meet them too
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Karnow, Stanley
Dewey number
B
PerformerNote
Read by Christopher Hurt
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Hurt, Christopher
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  • Karnow, Stanley
  • National characteristics, French
  • France
  • Paris (France)
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not applicable
Label
Paris in the fifties, by Stanley Karnow ; read by Christopher Hurt, (sound recording)
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Publication
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  • MP3-CD
  • Unabridged
  • Digitally remastered
Control code
000049621039
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 sound disc (MP3-CD) (ca. 11 hr., 30 min.)
Isbn
9781455124459
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZM2253
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Label
Paris in the fifties, by Stanley Karnow ; read by Christopher Hurt, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • MP3-CD
  • Unabridged
  • Digitally remastered
Control code
000049621039
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 sound disc (MP3-CD) (ca. 11 hr., 30 min.)
Isbn
9781455124459
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZM2253
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software

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