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IPG0925 Au Contrairer! Figuring out the French

Au Contrairer! Figuring out the French

ISBN: 9781931930925 ISBN10: 1931930929. Written by: G Asselin. Softcover, 308 pp.,. What makes the French, so French; with their independent personality, romantic qualities, yet avant-garde. This revised edition addresses work, education, romance, friendships, and includes updated information about the French's changing culture and political climate. You will gain a perfect perceptive to understanding French cultural beliefs, assumptions, and attitudes.


EDC1P First Book of France

First Book of France

ISBN: 9780746003220 ISBN10: 0746003226. Written by: L Somerville. softcover, 32 pp. An entertaining book full of attractive color illustrations and maps of France. An easy guide, in English, which provides information on how the French live, their history, geography and the historical sites of France. It also serves as a regional guide which includes detailed maps showing local sites and specialties, with suggestions for activities and tours


DB8408 FRENCH OR FOE? Getting the most out of visiting, living, and wor

FRENCH OR FOE? Getting the most out of visiting, living, and wor

ISBN: 9780964668423 ISBN10: 0964668424. Written by: Polly Platt. Softcover, 292 pp. Will time in France prove to be a successful or an infuriating experience? Polly Platt deciphers the codes of acceptable behavior in France, through the use of anecdotes and examples of real situations in daily life and the business world. An entertaining and insightful analysis of French-American communication or miss-communication


NT2725 French Speaking World: An Anthology of Cross-Cultural Perspectiv

French Speaking World: An Anthology of Cross-Cultural Perspectiv

ISBN: 9780844212722 ISBN10: 0844212725. Written by: L Fiber Luce. softcover, 361 pp. This book is an anthology of 19 readings in English. It is divided into 4 sections. Section I introduces readers to the concept of cross-cultural studies through readings. Section II focuses on the culture of France, while Section III contains insights on the francophone cultures of Africa, the Caribbean and North America. Finally, Section IV takes on the problems that face French speaking cultures today and in...


RA7695 My Life in France

My Life in France

ISBN: 9780307277695 ISBN10: 0307277690. Written by: Alex Prud'homme. Softcover, 368 pp. The transformation of Julia Child from American transplant to French chef is chronicled in this collection of her memoirs. She arrived in Paris in 1948 with her American husband and discovered a passion for cooking and teaching that led to her best-selling cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her TV show, The French Chef. Her experiences with both French and American culture are sure to provide...


PG4629 Pardon My French : Unleash Your Inner Gaul

Pardon My French : Unleash Your Inner Gaul

ISBN: 9781592404629 ISBN10: 1592404626. Written by: Charles Timoney. Softcover, 256pp.. The entries are organized by subjects including food, getting about, education, and many others. Each word is followed by a short explanation and usually an anecdote The writer's style is straight forward, humorous, and presented in context. Anyone planning to be in France for some extended time should find the book enjoyable, as it will help you understand the various nuances of French language and culture....


SBP0455 Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong: Why We Love France but n

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong: Why We Love France but n

ISBN: 9781402200458 ISBN10: 1402200455. Softcover, 351 pp. The French smoke, drink and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems. They take seven weeks of paid vacation per year, yet have the world's highest productivity index. From a distance, modern France looks like a riddle. But up close, it all makes sense. Decrypting French ideas about land, food, privacy and language, the authors weave together the threads of French society from...




ISBN: 9780743264136 ISBN10: 0743264134. Louis XIV, became the supreme authority of France chic, a position from which France has never retired. His vanity, and opulent court led to growth in the manufacturing of fine clothing and shoes, and the invention of shops in which to buy them, and to celebrity cuisine, cafes and Champagne. "King Louis was enthralled by glitter, which increased the diamond trade; and the first night streetlights (hence the 'City of Lights'). Louis also abhorred mud (so...


PG3479 WTF?!: What The French

WTF?!: What The French

Olivier Magny, Softcover, 288 pp., ISBN:9780425283479, ISBN-10: 042528347X In France, the simple act of eating bread is an exercise in creative problem solving and attempting to spell requires a degree of masochism. But that’s just how the French like it—and in WTF, Magny reveals the France only the French know. From the latest trends in baby names, to the religiously observed division of church and state, prepare yourself for an insider’s look at French culture that is surprising,...


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