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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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Subject
Genre
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"--
Summary
The best-selling author of <i>The Piano Shop on the Left Bank</i> chronicles the wonders of his childhood as an American in post-war France, bringing to life France in the 50s, 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
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10492336
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DLC
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Carhart, Thaddeus
Dewey number
  • 944/.36082092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Carhart, Thaddeus
  • Americans
  • Boys
  • Fontainebleau (France)
  • Fontainebleau (France)
  • Château de Fontainebleau (Fontainebleau, France)
  • Fontainebleau (France)
  • Carhart, Thaddeus
  • France
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • TRAVEL / Europe / France
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
Target audience
adult
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an American boy in France
Label
Finding Fontainebleau : an American boy in France, Thad Carhart
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn940957794
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780525428800
Lccn
2016008395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)940957794
Label
Finding Fontainebleau : an American boy in France, Thad Carhart
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn940957794
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780525428800
Lccn
2016008395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)940957794

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