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Paris at the End of the World
Author: John Baxter

ISBN: 9780062221407
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1 May 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 12.9 x 3.1
From the best-selling author of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WALK IN THE WORLD comes the story of life in Paris during WWI, a time when the German advance threatened to overtake the city and Parisian society lived life like there was no tomorrow.

Through a lively blend of memoirs, reminiscences, and modern day adventure, John Baxter takes us into the heart of Paris during The Great War. One of the most fascinating periods in the city's history, 1914-18 saw the citizens of France under constant threat of German invasion, leading them to live like there was no tomorrow. Tracing the experiences of his own grandfather - an Australian serviceman who found himself in Paris in 1914 - Baxter explores firsthand the mythology of the period, researching the cafes these young men would have frequented, the romances they might have had, and the transformative mix of fear and freedom among the people that gave rise to the France of modern day.

Paris at the End of the World tells the story of this change from both sides - that of the young soldiers who came to France, and of the Par...

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