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Book Review: “La Belle France: A Short History” by Alistair Horne

In my quest to read as much French history as possible before my trip later this summer, I picked up this book with the express purpose of having an overview. 334 more words

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Seven Ages of Paris, by Alistair Horne

This is such a beautiful book, looking deep into the history of Paris through the ages, from Philippe Auguste in the 12th century, who essentially founded Paris as the major centre of French life, all the way through Henry IV, Louis XIV, the French Revolution, Napoleon, la Belle Epoque, the Occupation and the Resistance, and post-war life under de Gaulle. 581 more words

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