Friday, June 20, 2014

Five top tales of Paris’s past and present

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Katherine Monasterio recommended five incredible tales of Paris’s past and present, including:
Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris, by Graham Robb

Each chapter in this book revolves around a particular moment in the lives of remarkable Parisians throughout the city’s history. Napoleon’s first visit to Paris, Marie Antoinette’s scramble to find her way through the unmappable city streets by night, a young man’s story of revenge that spans decades, the oft-uncredited engineer who saved Paris from collapsing in on itself, Marcel Proust, Charles de Gaulle, and so many more. With each story full of juicy narrative, it’s easy to forget that you’re absorbing a few hundred years of history, too.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue