Paris in the fifties
(eAudiobook)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
[United States]: Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012.
Edition:
Unabridged.
Content Description:
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 39 min.)) : digital.
Status:
Available Online
Description

In June 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. By the time he left, Karnow knew Paris so intimately that his French colleagues dubbed him "le plus parisien des Amřicains"-the most Parisian American. Now, Karnow returns to the France of his youth, perceptively and wittily illuminating a time and place like no other. Karnow came to France at a time when the French were striving to return to the life they had enjoyed before the devastation of World War II. Yet even during food shortages, political upheavals, and the struggle to come to terms with a world in which France was no longer the mighty power it had been, Paris remained a city of style, passion, and romance. Paris in the Fifties transports us to Latin Quarter cafš and basement jazz clubs, unheated apartments and glorious ballrooms. We meet such prominent political figures as Charles de Gaulle and Pierre Mends̈-France, as well as Communist hacks and the demagogic tax rebel Pierre Poujade. We get to know illustrious intellectuals-such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and Andr ̌Malraux-and visit the glittering salons where aristocrats mingled with novelists, poets, critics, artists, composers, playwrights, and actors. Karnow takes us to marathon murder trials, accompanies a group of tipsy wine connoisseurs on a tour of the Beaujolais vineyards, and recalls the famous automobile race at Le Mans when a catastrophic accident killed eighty-three spectators. Back in Paris, Karnow hung out with visiting celebrities like Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, and Audrey Hepburn, and we meet them too. A veteran reporter and historian, Karnow has written a vivid, delightful history of a charmed decade in the greatest city in the world.

Also in This Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Format:
eAudiobook
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781481577915 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1481577913 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

Notes

Restrictions on Access
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participants/Performers
Read by Christopher Hurt.
Description
In June 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. By the time he left, Karnow knew Paris so intimately that his French colleagues dubbed him "le plus parisien des Amřicains"-the most Parisian American. Now, Karnow returns to the France of his youth, perceptively and wittily illuminating a time and place like no other. Karnow came to France at a time when the French were striving to return to the life they had enjoyed before the devastation of World War II. Yet even during food shortages, political upheavals, and the struggle to come to terms with a world in which France was no longer the mighty power it had been, Paris remained a city of style, passion, and romance. Paris in the Fifties transports us to Latin Quarter cafš and basement jazz clubs, unheated apartments and glorious ballrooms. We meet such prominent political figures as Charles de Gaulle and Pierre Mends̈-France, as well as Communist hacks and the demagogic tax rebel Pierre Poujade. We get to know illustrious intellectuals-such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and Andr ̌Malraux-and visit the glittering salons where aristocrats mingled with novelists, poets, critics, artists, composers, playwrights, and actors. Karnow takes us to marathon murder trials, accompanies a group of tipsy wine connoisseurs on a tour of the Beaujolais vineyards, and recalls the famous automobile race at Le Mans when a catastrophic accident killed eighty-three spectators. Back in Paris, Karnow hung out with visiting celebrities like Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, and Audrey Hepburn, and we meet them too. A veteran reporter and historian, Karnow has written a vivid, delightful history of a charmed decade in the greatest city in the world.
System Details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Karnow, S., & Hurt, C. (2012). Paris in the fifties. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Karnow, Stanley and Christopher Hurt. 2012. Paris in the Fifties. [United States]: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Karnow, Stanley and Christopher Hurt, Paris in the Fifties. [United States]: Blackstone Audio, Inc, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Karnow, Stanley., and Christopher Hurt. Paris in the Fifties. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Audio, Inc, 2012.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
c76d33a2-c716-c683-f4a5-4b9c846c9acc
Go To Grouped Work

Hoopla Extract Information

hooplaId10024499
titleParis in the Fifties
kindAUDIOBOOK
price1.99
active1
pa0
profanity0
children0
demo0
rating
abridged0
dateLastUpdated

MARC Record

Last File Modification TimeJun 03, 2017 04:34:35 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJun 15, 2019 08:02:01 PM
LEADER03858nim a22004935a 4500
001MWT10024499
003MWT
00520170511025909.0
006m     o  h        
007sz zunnnnnuned
007cr nnannnuuuua
008130915s2012    xxunnn es      z  n eng d
020 |a 9781481577915 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
020 |a 1481577913 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
02842|a MWT10024499
029 |a https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/bsa_9781455124473_180.jpeg
037 |a 10024499|b Midwest Tape, LLC|n http://www.midwesttapes.com
040 |a Midwest|e rda
08204|a 944/.36082|2 22
099 |a eAudiobook hoopla
1001 |a Karnow, Stanley.
24510|a Paris in the fifties|h [electronic resource].
24630|a Paris in the 50's
250 |a Unabridged.
264 1|a [United States]:|b Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|c 2012.
264 2|b Made available through hoopla
300 |a 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 39 min.)) :|b digital.
336 |a spoken word|b spw|2 rdacontent
337 |a computer|b c|2 rdamedia
338 |a online resource|b cr|2 rdacarrier
344 |a digital|h digital recording|2 rda
347 |a data file|2 rda
506 |a Digital content provided by hoopla.
5111 |a Read by Christopher Hurt.
520 |a In June 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. By the time he left, Karnow knew Paris so intimately that his French colleagues dubbed him "le plus parisien des Amřicains"-the most Parisian American. Now, Karnow returns to the France of his youth, perceptively and wittily illuminating a time and place like no other. Karnow came to France at a time when the French were striving to return to the life they had enjoyed before the devastation of World War II. Yet even during food shortages, political upheavals, and the struggle to come to terms with a world in which France was no longer the mighty power it had been, Paris remained a city of style, passion, and romance. Paris in the Fifties transports us to Latin Quarter cafš and basement jazz clubs, unheated apartments and glorious ballrooms. We meet such prominent political figures as Charles de Gaulle and Pierre Mends̈-France, as well as Communist hacks and the demagogic tax rebel Pierre Poujade. We get to know illustrious intellectuals-such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and Andr ̌Malraux-and visit the glittering salons where aristocrats mingled with novelists, poets, critics, artists, composers, playwrights, and actors. Karnow takes us to marathon murder trials, accompanies a group of tipsy wine connoisseurs on a tour of the Beaujolais vineyards, and recalls the famous automobile race at Le Mans when a catastrophic accident killed eighty-three spectators. Back in Paris, Karnow hung out with visiting celebrities like Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, and Audrey Hepburn, and we meet them too. A veteran reporter and historian, Karnow has written a vivid, delightful history of a charmed decade in the greatest city in the world.
538 |a Mode of access: World Wide Web.
60010|a Karnow, Stanley|x Homes and haunts|z France|z Paris.
651 0|a Paris (France)|x Social life and customs|y 20th century.
651 0|a France|x Politics and government|y 1945-
650 0|a National characteristics, French.
7001 |a Hurt, Christopher,|d 1959-
7102 |a hoopla digital.
85640|u https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10024499|z Instantly available on hoopla.
85642|z Cover image|u https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/bsa_9781455124473_180.jpeg