The Paris Architect

The Paris Architect

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The New York Times Bestseller! "A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." —Malcolm Gladwell An extraordinary novel about a gifted architect who reluctantly begins a secret life devising ingenious hiding places for Jews in World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist) In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right. Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Charles Belfoure
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2014-07-15
File : 400 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781402284328


The Paris Architect

The Paris Architect

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In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied the city he loves is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding places fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Charles Belfoure
Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Release : 2013-10-08
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781743516720


House Of Thieves

House Of Thieves

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1886, New York. A respectable architect shouldn’t have a connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross’s son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent’s Gents, Cross must use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won’t solve. With a new-found talent for sniffing out easy targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But his entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down . . .

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Charles Belfoure
Publisher : Allison & Busby
Release : 2015-09-17
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780749019624


The Fallen Architect

The Fallen Architect

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From the New York Times bestseller of The Paris Architect Someone has to take the blame. When the Britannia Theatre's balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. He should have known better, should have made it safer, should have done something. Douglas Layton knows the flaw wasn't in his design, but he can't fight a guilty verdict. When he is finally released from prison, he has nothing: no job, no family, nowhere to go. He needs to assume a new identity and rebuild his life. But he soon finds himself digging up the past in a way he never anticipated. If the collapse was not an accident ... who caused it? And why? And what if they find out who he used to be?

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Charles Belfoure
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2018-10-09
File : 336 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781492662723


The Faberge Secret

The Faberge Secret

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New York Times bestselling author Charles Belfoure takes readers on a breathless journey from the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Russia to the grim violence of the pogroms, in his latest thrilling historical adventure. St Petersburg, 1903. Prince Dimitri Markhov counts himself lucky to be a close friend of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. Cocooned by the glittering wealth of the Imperial court, the talented architect lives a life of luxury and comfort, by the side of his beautiful but spiteful wife, Princess Lara. But when Dimitri is confronted by the death and destruction wrought by a pogrom, he is taken aback. What did these people do to deserve such brutality? The Tsar tells him the Jews themselves were to blame, but Dimitri can’t forget what he’s seen. Educated and passionate, Doctor Katya Golitsyn is determined to help end Russian oppression. When she meets Dimitri at a royal ball, she immediately recognizes a kindred spirit, and an unlikely affair begins between them. As their relationship develops, Katya exposes Dimitri to the horrors of the Tsar’s regime and the persecution of the Jewish people, and he grows determined to make a stand . . . whatever the cost.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Charles Belfoure
Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
Release : 2020-12-01
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781448304462


Charles Garnier S Paris Op Ra

Charles Garnier S Paris Op Ra

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By making systematic use of the mostly unpublished Opera Archive, Mead fills in the missing links to previous investigations and unlocks the significance of this seminal masterpiece.

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Genre : Architecture
Author by : Christopher Curtis Mead
Publisher : Mit Press
Release : 1991
File : 343 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015021633055


Monuments To Money

Monuments To Money

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"With more than 200 photographs and illustrations, this work studies the evolution of American bank architecture from 1781 to new banks of the present day. It explores how and why the classically inspired structures built in late 18th century America, embodying strength and trust, evolved into the essentially anonymous bank buildings of today"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre : Architecture
Author by : Charles Belfoure
Publisher : McFarland Publishing
Release : 2011-11
File : 348 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0786464135


The Paris Architect

The Paris Architect

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In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right. Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.

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Genre : Architects
Author by : Charles Belfoure
Publisher : Allison & Busby
Release : 2015-08-20
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0749019476


The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge

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Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Julie Orringer
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-05-04
File : 624 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307593719


Edmund G Lind

Edmund G Lind

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Genre : Architecture
Author by : Charles Belfoure
Publisher :
Release : 2009
File : 203 Pages
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105215309456