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Paris in the Fifties by Stanley Karnow
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Jan 21, 11

it was amazing
bookshelves: books-i-ve-read-in-2011, favorites
Recommended to Roniq by: The cover grabbed me
Recommended for: anyone interested in french culture/history, France
Read from June 01, 2010 to January 21, 2011

Loving this book so far!!! Notes from Times coorespondent, Stanley Karnow while living in Paris.
A slice of life and time that takes me right back to being in this beautiful city. Funny and well written. Not a fast read but a book to be read slowly and savored if you are at all interested in France or French culture/life. One of those books where you find yourself taking notes while reading, full of great references to other artists/topics/books/. Throughly enjoyable....
Just finished last night up with the last few pages about the war between France and Algeria. I'm sad that this little treasure of a book is over, I will definitely be reading more of Karnow!!!
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01/10/2011 page 164
47.0% "Learning about the history of the guillotine refered to as "La machine Fatale", the role of lord high executioner was by tradition hereditary and was still be utilized in the 1950s. Guillotin, a physican and philanthropist created his device after witnessing a smaller version in a marionette show."
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