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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
Title variation
City of light during the Great War, 1914-1918
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Author
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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.Uncovering a thrilling chapter in Paris's history, John Baxter's revelatory new book shows how this extraordinary period was essential in forging the spirit of the city we love today
Summary
An expatriate living in France for over two decades explores the mythology and legacy of Paris between 1914 and 1918, when romantic young men frequented cafes and drank wine despite the constant threat of invasion by Germany
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10308082
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TEFOD
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944.3610814
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non fiction
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the city of light during the Great War, 1914-1918
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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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ocn876038809
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9780062221414
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3FC9D53C-DB09-4814-A035-84A906D35F85
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(OCoLC)876038809
Label
Paris at the end of the world : the City of Light during the Great war, 1914-1918, John Baxter
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3FC9D53C-DB09-4814-A035-84A906D35F85
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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ocn876038809
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780062221414
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
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3FC9D53C-DB09-4814-A035-84A906D35F85
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(OCoLC)876038809

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