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The Resource Finding Fontainebleau : an American boy in France, Thad Carhart

Finding Fontainebleau : an American boy in France, Thad Carhart

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Finding Fontainebleau : an American boy in France
Title
Finding Fontainebleau
Title remainder
an American boy in France
Statement of responsibility
Thad Carhart
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A beguiling memoir of a childhood in 1950s Fontainebleau from the much-admired New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Shop on the Left Bank. For a young American boy in the 1950s, Fontainebleau was a sight both strange and majestic, home to a continual series of adventures: a different language to learn, weekend visits to nearby Paris, family road trips to Spain and Italy. Then there was the chateau itself: a sprawling palace once the residence of kings, its grounds the perfect place to play hide-and-seek. The curiosities of the small town and the time with his family as expats left such an impression on him that thirty years later Carhart returned to France with his wife to raise their two children. Touring Fontainebleau again as an adult, he began to appreciate its influence on French style, taste, art, and architecture. Each trip to Fontainebleau introduces him to entirely new aspects of the chateau's history, enriching his memories and leading him to Patrick Ponsot, the head of the chateau's restoration, who becomes Carhart's guide to the hidden Fontainebleau. What emerges is an intimate chronicle of a time and place few have experienced. In warm, precise prose, Carhart reconstructs the wonders of his childhood as an American in postwar France, attending French schools with his brothers and sisters. His firsthand account brings to life nothing less than France in the 1950s, from the parks and museums of Paris to the rigors of French schooling to the vast chateau of Fontainebleau and its village, built, piece by piece, over many centuries. Finding Fontainebleau is for those captivated by the French way of life, for armchair travelers, and for anyone who has ever fallen in love with a place they want to visit over and over again"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Carhart, Thaddeus
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Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Carhart, Thaddeus
  • Carhart, Thaddeus
  • Château de Fontainebleau (Fontainebleau, France)
  • Americans
  • Boys
  • Fontainebleau (France)
  • Fontainebleau (France)
  • Fontainebleau (France)
  • France
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Finding Fontainebleau : an American boy in France, Thad Carhart
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Flight -- France -- The Château, the town, and the forest -- The house -- François I, Henri II -- The Emperor's office -- Moving in -- School -- Henri IV -- Déstructuré -- Annick -- Dictée -- Fencing -- Cars and planes -- Being Catholic -- "Dad gum it!" -- Marie Antoinette -- A room of her own -- Le Jardin du Luxembourg -- Paris -- Winter -- "In between" -- Camping -- Painting -- Napoleon I -- The staircase of farewells -- Spain -- Guignol -- Napoleon III -- A ship weathers the storm -- Folies d'adolescence -- Souvenirs -- A crime of passion -- Return -- Leaving -- The most beautiful room in France
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780525428800
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016008395
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)940957794
  • (OCoLC)ocn940957794
  • 773410
Label
Finding Fontainebleau : an American boy in France, Thad Carhart
Publication
Contents
Flight -- France -- The Château, the town, and the forest -- The house -- François I, Henri II -- The Emperor's office -- Moving in -- School -- Henri IV -- Déstructuré -- Annick -- Dictée -- Fencing -- Cars and planes -- Being Catholic -- "Dad gum it!" -- Marie Antoinette -- A room of her own -- Le Jardin du Luxembourg -- Paris -- Winter -- "In between" -- Camping -- Painting -- Napoleon I -- The staircase of farewells -- Spain -- Guignol -- Napoleon III -- A ship weathers the storm -- Folies d'adolescence -- Souvenirs -- A crime of passion -- Return -- Leaving -- The most beautiful room in France
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780525428800
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016008395
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)940957794
  • (OCoLC)ocn940957794
  • 773410

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