Dancing to the Precipice

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Dancing to the Precipice

The Life of Lucie de La Tour Du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era

By Caroline Moorehead

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780061684418, 480pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2009

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. VogueFrom 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.