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Parisians by Graham Robb
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Sep 09, 11

Read in July, 2011

i wanted to read this because i thought the concept was interesting- a history of paris told through the years through the writings and bits of history of ordinary and not so ordinary people. with the exceptions of a few stories, i felt like it dragged and didn't include any explanation to actually interest me if i didn't already know something about the background. for example, the revolts at nanterre in the late 60s. i had never heard of them before and by the time i'd pieced together what was happening and why, i was just no longer interested. which is a shame because i was actually interested in the background.
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