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Statues of Liberty: Real Stories from France Paperback – July 28, 2015
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About the Author
Ronald W. Kenyon was born and raised in Ashland, Kentucky. He was admitted to the Honors Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he studied English, Spanish and political science and won two Hopwood creative writing awards. The recipient of a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship, he attended graduate school at Stanford University and studied at St. Lawrence University under a National Defense Education Act scholarship. He was certified as a French-English liaison interpreter by the U.S. Department of State Office of Language Services. Ronald W. Kenyon has spent the greater part of his adult life living, working and traveling in France. The thirty-five essays in this collection display the author’s unique perspective on France, the French people, their culture and their language. Readers interested in enhancing their understanding of France and the French will learn much from the author’s insights and erudition. Also by Ronald W. Kenyon: Divagations: Collected Poetry 1959-1996 A Winter in the Middle of Two Seas: Real Stories from Bahrain Monville: Forgotten Luminary of the French Enlightenment Monville : l'inconnu des Lumières Le Petit Kenyon: Dining in the Environs of Paris for Walkers On the Trail in France Floridians: Real Stories from the Sunshine State Photography: Metro Portraits Metro Messages My Beautiful France: Landscapes Île-de-France, terres d'inspiration France: Images & Messages
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I could not put this book down and waited with eager anticipation as to what the next chapter would unfold.
This book gives perceptive insights and observations of the French people and of France itself that only someone who has lived and worked there can best describe.
This 'pick up/put down ' book allows readers to immerse themselves in the everyday life of a Parisian. A great book to take on holidays, as each chapter is a totally different story.
A must read for those contemplating a trip to France, and for those who have already visited, you will no doubt discover things you never experienced previously.
The book has whetted my appetite to go back there, and although not intended as a guide book, I will be taking Statues of Liberty along with me when next I visit.