Charles Belfoure - Author

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Charles Belfoure is an author and architect who lives in Westminster MD. A graduate of the Pratt Institute and Columbia University, his practice is in historic preservation working as both an architect and historic preservation consultant with a specialty in historic tax credit consulting. He has written architectural histories including being the co-author of The Baltimore Rowhouse and Niernsee & Neilson, Architects of Baltimore, the author of Monuments to Money: The Architecture of American Banks, and Edmund Lind, Anglo-American Architect of Baltimore and the South. He was the recipient of a grant from the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation and the Graham Foundation. His books have won awards from the Maryland Historical Trust. The Paris Architect is his first novel.

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The Fallen Architect

The Fallen Architect

Author: Charles Belfoure Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

parizsi epitesz

parizsi epitesz

Author: Charles Belfoure Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

A tehetseges epitesz, Lucien Bernard a nemet megszallas alatt allo Parizsban 1942-ben olyan megbizast kap, amely nagyon sok penzt hozhat neki, de az eletebe is kerulhet. Titkos buvohelyet kell terveznie egy vagyonos zsidonak ugy, hogy azt meg a legelszantabb nemet katonak se talaljak meg. Luciennek szuksege van a penzre, es a lehetosegnek sem tud ellenallni, hogy tuljarjon a nacik eszen, akik elfoglaltak szeretett varosat, igy ugy dont, elvallalja a feladatot. Am amikor az egyik altala tervezett buvohelyet leleplezik, es az elet ugy hozza, hogy a zsidok elrejtese szemelyes uggye valik szamara, raebred, hogy a tet joval nagyobb, mint eleinte gondolta. Luciennek - es ezzel parhuzamosan az olvasonak is - merlegelnie kell, hogy emberekkent mivel tartozunk egymasnak, es hogy milyen messzire kell elmennunk ahhoz, hogy helyesen cselekedjunk. "e;A portre, amit Belfoure a II. vilaghaboru Parizsarol fest, egyszerre felkavaro es magaval ragado; ez a szep tortenet azt mutatja meg, hogy bar az ember a legnagyobb szornyusegekre is kepes, borzasztoan bator cselekedetekre is hajlando."e; (Library Journal) "e;A zsidokat bujtato epitesz tortenete olyan izgalmas, mint a Schindler listaja..."e; (Julie Kramer) Charles Belfoure eredeti foglalkozasa epitesz. Tobb epiteszettorteneti munkat publikalt, amelyek kozul ketto is elnyerte a Maryland Historical Trust dijat. A Graham Foundation es a James Marston Fitch Foundation szinten kituntetesben reszesitette epiteszeti kutatasaiert. Tanulmanyait a Pratt Institute es a Columbiai University keretei kozott vegezte, kesobb a Pratt Institute es a marylandi Baltimoreban mukodo Goucher College tanara lett. Szakterulete a muemlekvedelem; muemlekvedelmi es epiteszeti temaban blogot ir a www.thewickedarchitect.com honlapon. Szabaduszokent a Baltimore Sun es a New York Times hasabjain jelentek meg irasai. "e;A regenyben azt igyekeztem, bemutatni, hogy milyen emberfeletti batorsagra volt szukseg akkoriban ahhoz, hogy valaki az uldozotteken segitsen, es azt a tenyt szerettem volna felmutatni, hogy a franciak kozott olyanok is voltak, akik nem forditottak hatat a bajba jutottaknak. Akik vallaltak az ezzel jaro hatalmas kockazatot, azok hosomhoz hasonloan olyan batorsagot, erot, lelki szilardsagot fedeztek fel onmagukban, aminek a letezeserol korabban sejtelmuk sem lehetett. Edesanyam haborus elmenyeinek meghatarozo szerepuk volta a regeny tortenelmi hatterenek megrajzolasaban. Noha anyam nem volt zsido, a II. vilaghaboru egy reszet kenyszermunkataborban toltotte rettenetes korulmenyek kozott. A tuleleshez azokban a szornyu idokben rendkivuli szivossagra es kitartasa volt szukseg, de barmilyen szivos is volt valaki, masok segitsege nelkul nem boldogult volna. Szerencsere akadtak, akik az eletuket is hajlandok voltak kockara tenni, es hihetetlen aldozatkeszsegrol tettek tanusagot embertarsaik megmenteseert."e; (a Szerzo) Olvasson bele: Reszlet a konyvbol A Konyvjelzo magazin 2015. marciusi szamaban megjelent cikk: Aki egy embert megment...

House of Thieves

House of Thieves

Author: Charles Belfoure Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/2016

In 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn't have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross's son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent's Gent's, Cross must pay it back himself. All he has to do is use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won't solve. The take better include some cash too: the bigger the payout, the faster this will be over. With a new-found talent for sniffing out vulnerable and lucrative targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But Cross's entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down and for his family to go down too.

House of Thieves

House of Thieves

Author: Charles Belfoure Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/09/2015

In 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn't have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross's son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent's Gent's, Cross must pay it back himself. All he has to do is use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won't solve. The take better include some cash too: the bigger the payout, the faster this will be over. With a new-found talent for sniffing out vulnerable and lucrative targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But Cross's entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down and for his family to go down too.

Paris Architect

Paris Architect

Author: Charles Belfoure Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't really believe in. Ultimately he can't resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spacesbehind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipedetecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails horribly and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality.Written by an expert whose knowledge imbues every word, this story becomes more gripping with every life the architect tries to save.

Monuments to Money The Architecture of American Banks

Monuments to Money The Architecture of American Banks

Author: Charles Belfoure Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/12/2011

To understand the evolution of bank design, it is also necessary to grasp the fundamentals of America's banking and financial history. It goes hand-in-hand with the creation of bank architecture. While the worldwide evolution of architectural styles played a major factor in the way banks look, developments in the financial history of the nation - depressions, panics, government monetary and banking policy - also played a critical role. With more than 200 photographs and illustrations, this work studies the evolution of American bank architecture from 1781 (when America's first bank was founded) to new banks of the present day. It explores how and why the classically inspired structures that were built in late eighteenth century American, embodying strength and trust, evolved into basically anonymous building types.

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