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Paris in the 50's

In July 1947, fresh out of college and long before he would win the Pulitzer Prize and become known as one of America's finest historians, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter bound for France, planning to stay for the summer. He stayed for ten years, first as a student and later as a correspondent for Time magazine. By the time he left, Karnow knew Paris so intimately that his French colleagues dubbed him "le plus parisien des Américains" --the most Parisian American.

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A Moveable Feast

Hemingway looks back on the Paris of Les Années Folles that he immortalized, and never misses an opportunity to be mean to those who had been kind to him, especially F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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Into a Paris Quartier/Diane Johnson

As a child, Diane Johnson was entranced by The Three Musketeers,dashing 17th-century residents of the famous romantic quartier called St.-Germain-des-Prés. Now, the paperback edition of her delightful book will take even more Americans to the richly historic part of the city that has always attracted us, from Ben Franklin in the 18th-century to raffish novelist Henry Miller in the 20th.

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Memoirs of Montparnasse/J. Glassco

Memoirs of Montparnasse is a delicious book about being young, restless, reckless, and without cares. It is also the best and liveliest of the many chronicles of 1920s Paris and the exploits of the lost genera

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The Piano Shop on the Left Bank/Thad Carhart

In this engaging memoir, an American writer living in Paris recounts his experiences in a piano shop tucked into an out-of-the way street on the rive gauche. 

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Petites Histoires des Grand Chefs

If you have been an assiduous reader of my newsletters then you have frequently encountered the name Albert Nahmias, my Paris culinary ‘rabbi.” In the 1001 Arabian Nights secret doors open when one says Abra cadabra but in Paris the doors of some of the world’s finest restaurants open to the likes of me,when I say: “Albert Nahmias.”

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