A Traveller's History of Paris (Traveller's History)
Packed with fact, anecdote, and insight, A Traveller's History of Paris offers a complete history of Paris and the people who have shaped its destiny, from its earliest settlement as the Roman village of Lutet...more
"As always, Parisians confronted change with mixed emotions. On 29 May 1913 Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps premiered at the Theatre de Champs-Elysees. The composer described it as a ballet suite based upon a 'solemn pagan rite: sage elders, seated in a ...more
Just the right amount of detail (about a microsecond before my eyes start to glaze over, the book moves on to another topic) with broad coverage of the city's history, from the pre-Roman/Roman settlements (did you know the ...more
Somewhat dry, as others in the series, but it's factual history, not historical fiction.
Settle into the easy chair with this ...more
Even though short, his review of politics in the 20th century, particularly of the popularity of right wing political parties, was enlightening.