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Book Club - One hundred years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
On May 12 we will have our fifth Yale Club of France Book Club session. We will discuss "One hundred years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. If you are interested in joining us, please send me a message. We look forward to a rich discussion of this book!
Ivy Plus Happy Hour
Stanford will host the monthly Happy Hour in association with the Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, Stanford, Cornell, Harvard, MIT, Penn, Princeton and Yale Clubs.
Walking tour - World War II in Paris
The Yale Club of France invites you to join Brad Newfield, a French-American guide for Paris Walks. This time we will explore the Two Islands.
Hear how the Parisians survived the dark years of the Occupation from 1940-44 on this walk in the area of the rue St. Honoré, the Concorde Square and the Champs Elysées, with stories of daily life, the Gestapo, the Resistance and the Liberation. We will see the traces of the last street battle on rue de Rivoli and the Hotel Meurice where General Von Choltitz surrendered the German forces. See the Jeu de Paume Museum, where Rose Valland's heroic endeavors saved priceless artworks from Nazi plunder. We contrast instances of collaboration with accounts of magnificent courage displayed by French and foreigners alike in the face of arrest and deportation. We will probe the murky activities of Coco Chanel and why Edith Piaf was arrested at the Liberation. We will celebrate with Ernest Hemingway the liberation of the Ritz Hotel, stride with Charles de Gaulle down the Champs Elysées and ask the burning question; "Why wasn't Paris destroyed as Hitler ordered?"
Brad Newfield, a former Angelino who has lived in Paris since 1994, has a Ph.D in History from UCLA, lectured in History and Communication Studies, and develops walking tours on historical themes in Paris, in order to bring together the city's past and present in untraditional ways.
Last updated: 6 February 2021
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