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The Resource Paris at the end of the world : the City of Light during the Great War, 1914-1918, John Baxter

Paris at the end of the world : the City of Light during the Great War, 1914-1918, John Baxter

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Paris at the end of the world : the City of Light during the Great War, 1914-1918
Title
Paris at the end of the world
Title remainder
the City of Light during the Great War, 1914-1918
Statement of responsibility
John Baxter
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city's history. During World War I, the terrifying sounds of the nearby front could be heard from inside the French capital; Germany's "Paris Gun" and enemy aviators routinely bombarded the city. And yet in its darkest hour, the City of Light blazed more brightly than ever. Its taxis shuttled troops to the front; its great railway stations received reinforcements from across the world; its grand museums and cathedrals housed the wounded; and the Eiffel Tower hummed at all hours, relaying messages to and from the trenches. At night, Parisians lived with urgency and without inhibition, embracing the lush and the libertine. The rich hosted parties that depleted their wine cellars of the finest vintages. Artists such as Pablo Picasso achieved new creative heights. And the war brought a wave of foreigners to the city for the first time, including Ernest Hemingway and Baxter's own grandfather, Archie, whose diaries he uses to reconstruct a soldier's-eye view of the war years
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1939-
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Baxter, John
Dewey number
944.3610814
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D524.7.F8
LC item number
B39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Paris (France)
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Paris at the end of the world : the City of Light during the Great War, 1914-1918, John Baxter
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn872700705
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 402 pages
Isbn
9780062221407
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)872700705
Label
Paris at the end of the world : the City of Light during the Great War, 1914-1918, John Baxter
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn872700705
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 402 pages
Isbn
9780062221407
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)872700705

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