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Paris of the Plains: Kansas City from Doughboys to Expressways

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From the end of the Great War to the final years of the 1950s, Kansas Citians lived in a manner worthy of a place called Paris of the Plains. The title did more than nod to the perfumed ladies who shopped at Harzfeld's Parisian or the one-thousand-foot television antenna nicknamed the "Eye-full Tower." It spoke to the character of a town that worked for Boss Tom and danced ...more
Paperback, 125 pages
Published October 22nd 2010 by History Press (SC)
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Mossy Kennedy
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A real joy. I was drawn in by the vignettes that Simonson cleverly used to capture the historic soul of Kansas City.
Katie
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you are at all interested in the history and personality of Kansas City, this book is an utter pleasure to read. Simonson's tour through the first five decades of the twentieth century provide a colorful, non-academic (but still informative), thoroughly human history that is a quick and easy read while neither being simplistic or condescending. I'm going to recommend this to everyone I know from KC, new to KC, or remotely curious about the town.
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Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, kansas-city, 2012
This was a relatively quick read, and being a current KC resident, I loved the detail to specific places and times. I can drive by them and picture what it may have been like in an earlier decade, thanks to this author. Great read.
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Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
stories like your grandfather would tell you about what it was like in his time. remembering all the small moments forgotten to capture the essence of Kansas City.
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Nice little vignettes of Kansas City in its heyday.
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