Dancing to the precipice: the life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, eyewitness to an era

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“[A] remarkable biography….Moorehead deftly wields periods detail…to tell the story of a captivating woman who kept her sense of self amid the vicissitudes of politics.” —Vogue


From acclaimed biographer Caroline Moorhead comes Dancing to the Precipice, a sweeping chronicle of the remarkable life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin—“an astute, thoroughly engaging biography of a formidable woman” (Boston Globe) who, over the span of some 80 years, was witness to, and often a participant in the major social upheavals of eighteenth-century French history.

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title_display Dancing to the precipice : the life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, eyewitness to an era
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