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Articles with keyword "France"

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Our Man in Paris

Benjamin Franklin's papers reveal how he wooed the French to win our war.

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Life Through Art’s Prism

British writer Paul Johnson talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the history of art and its place in America.

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Ben Franklin

Benjamin Franklin learns diplomacy from continental thinkers.

Court of Louis XVI

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American Arriviste

The eighteenth-century traveler, writer, and social climber John Ledyard joins Thomas Jefferson and a famed circle of expatriates in Paris.

Poster of opera singer Emma Calve

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Tales of the Parisian Opera

This diva was the real deal

Etching of Rousseau

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Friends of Rousseau

Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.

Frenchman weeps as Germans occupy Paris

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Julien Green: The End of a World

As Germany occupied France, Green brought Paris to life in his superlative diaries.

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Girl Guides

When the reading of "bad books" was a novel experience

French singer/songwriter Leo Ferre

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Liberating Experience

The music of protest

Couple in restaurant

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Interesting Mustard

The rise of the restaurant.