Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral. A marvel of Gothic architecture, the cornerstone of Notre Dame Cathedral was laid in 1163, and construction was completed in 1345. For almost nine centuries it has served as a house of worship and refuge-a stalwart soldier that has survived wars and revolutions, hosted royal weddings, coronations, and funerals, and inspired Victor Hugo’s literary classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame. With the cathedral wounded but still standing, the world now watches as the rebuilding process gets underway. Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedralchronicles the history of this landmark building, from its impressive architecture and collection of priceless artifacts to its presence during major world historical events. Through gorgeous, striking, and sometimes rarely seen archival photographs, Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedralreminds us all why this building has become an unofficial wonder of the world, lodged in the hearts and minds of people around the globe.
Stubby: Inspired by the True Story of an American Hero in World War I is a heartwarming tale of friendship between an American soldier and his best buddy, a dog. Stubby is the true story of the most heroic dog in World War I. From stray puppy to the only dog ever promoted to the rank of Sergeant through combat and winner of the Purple Heart, Stubby’s remarkable journey is appropriate for all ages.
Five Hundred Buildings of Paris is the paperback revision of One Thousand Buildings of Paris. Through informative text Kathy Borrus recounts the architecture, history, significance, and story of each of the 500 buildings with introductory descriptions of Parisian districts, referred to as arrondissements. Neighborhood maps, and fascinating sidebars help create an unprecedented view of a unique city that has captivated the imagination of world travelers for centuries.
One Thousand Buildings of Paris is a hardcover book with duo-tone photographs. The accompanying text reveals the architecture, history, significance, and story of each of the thousand buildings with introductory descriptions of Paris’s twenty arrondissements where the buildings exist as well as Ile de la Cite and La Defense. Neighborhood maps and fascinating sidebars create an unprecedented view of a unique city that has captivated the imagination of world travelers for centuries.
The Fearless Shopper is practical and entertaining guide to shopping the world based on the author’s personal experience as a professional buyer for the Smithsonian Institution Museum Stores. It offers a sense of culture and place through anecdotes, country-by-country tips, specialties, and secrets including guidance on back-alley bargaining and fair trade practices. Sidebars reveal other shopper stories that illuminate cultural norms and surprises.
Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart: 28 True Stories of Love, Loss & Everything in Between is an essay book of emotions. “One on One,” the essay I contributed is about the joy, sadness, and love of tutoring reading to 2nd graders who are not quite up to grade level.