112 Gripes About The French

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When American troops arrived in Paris to help maintain order at the end of the Second World War they were, at first, received by the local population with a sense of euphoria. However, the French soon began to resent the Americans for their display of wealth and brashness, while the US soldiers found the French and their habits irritating and incomprehensible. To bridge the cultural divide, the American generals came up with an innovative solution. They commissioned a surprisingly candid book which collated the GIs' 'gripes' and reproduced them with answers aimed at promoting understanding of the French and their country.The 'gripes' reveal much about American preconceptions: 'The French drink too much', 'French women are immoral', 'The French drive like lunatics!', 'The French don't bathe', 'The French aren't friendly' are just some of the many complaints.Putting the record straight, the answers cover topics as diverse as night-clubs, fashion, agriculture and sanitation. They also offer an unusual insight into the reality of daily life immediately after the war, evoking the shortage of food and supplies, the acute poverty and the scale of the casualties and destruction suffered by France during six years of conflict.Illustrated with delightfully evocative cartoons and written in a direct, colloquial style, this gem from 1945 is by turns amusing, shocking and thought-provoking in its valiant stand against prejudice and stereotype.

112 Gripes About The French

Author: U.S. Occupation Forces Information and E
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Note: pamphlet issued by U.S. occupation forces to troops in late 1945.

The French American Review

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Contemporary French Civilization

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Women Feminism And Femininity In The 21st Century

Author: Béatrice Mousli
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American women look at French women as having it all: sex, motherhood, work, and public office, while French women look at American women as puritanical, excessively feminist, and unable to “have it all” without guilt. The essays in this book by leading American and French academics and critics set the record straight by assessing the truth of each outlook. They conclude that facts are different from imagination, and that on many issues, French feminists could actually look to the U.S. for inspiration. This book offers the first comparative critical appraisal of how women live in the US and in France and suggests paths of reflection on what women can do to improve their lives in the twenty-first century. This is a must read for anyone interested in the nature of womanhood today in the Western World.

Cannes

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Since its inception in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival has embraced the high-brow and the high-glam - new cinema from Iran or China and red carpet parades from Madonna or Nicole Kidman. Who is not familiar with Cannes' famous paparazzi scrums, beachfront happenings and world premieres? But the history of Cannes is also famous for scandals and controversies, where the great nations of the world have gathered and clashed. This vivid and beguiling history reveals the best and most revelatory tales from this festival's spectacular history through previously untold first-hand accounts from key players.

French War Brides In America

Author: Hilary Kaiser
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
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In 1944 and 1945, millions of American soldiers took part in the Liberation of France. It was impossible for these GIs, who brought with them freedom, health, and wealth, to avoid fraternizing with French women. Some 6,500 Franco-American marriages would later take place. Many of these women would cross the Atlantic to join their husbands, following the example of their compatriots who had wed doughboys after World War I. This book, a collection of oral histories, tells the story of mademoiselle and the GI by following the destinies of 15 French war brides--three from World War I and 12 from World War II. All of the women encountered cultural shock as they discovered an opulent and open society, but one which was also materialistic and racially segregated. But these women, like the many others who came to America, got on with it and survived. Although about half of the marriages ended in divorce, only about 150 of the women returned to France. Most of them, in their own way, lived the American Dream. Today these women are both French and American. They reflect the image of a successful betrothal between two cultures.

The Joys Of Yinglish

Author: Leo Rosten
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Through stories, jokes, and witty quotations, the author surveys the effects of Yiddish--its mockery, sarcasm, and irony--on American and English humor

Rome Wasn T Burned In A Day

Author: Leo Rosten
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Passions Prejudices

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Twenty-six humorous essays on a variety of subjects, including "Why Not Rent a Child?" "The Glories of the Press," "Delicious Scoundrels," and "How Spiro Agnew Was Chosen."

The 3 10 To Anywhere

Author: Leo Rosten
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780070539822
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Dear Herm With A Cast Of Dozens

Author: Leo Rosten
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Filing Manual

Author: Texas. Agricultural and Mechanical College, College Station. Library. Catalog Department
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The Many Worlds Of L E O R O S T E N

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A Most Private Intrigue

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An sophisticated and intriguing novel in which former espionage agent Peter Galton attempts to bring three important scientists out of Russia.

Contemporary Novelists

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Who Was Who In America

Author: Marquis Who's Who Staff
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Library Of Congress Catalogs

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Library Of Congress Catalog

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A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.

Leo Rosten S Carnival Of Wit

Author: Leo Rosten
Editor: Plume Books
ISBN: 9780452270992
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From the celebrated author of The Joys of Yiddish comes this delectable collection of more than 5,000 wisecracks, ad-libs, puns, malapropisms, and one-liners. "A big, sprawling funny book . . . apt, wonderfully precise".--The Philadephia Inquirer.