The Golden Moments of Paris
The Golden Moments of Paris

The Golden Moments of Paris

A Guide to the Paris of the 1920s

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272 Pages, 5.25 x 8

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket, ebook: PDF

Paperback, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: March 2014

ISBN 9780984633470

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Overview

In The Golden Moments of Paris, John Baxter uncovers fascinating true stories about the characters that gave Paris its "character" in the years between World War I and World War II. Explore one of the world's most beautiful and loved cities in 26 fact-filled, humorous, and dramatic stories about the famed Années Folles—the Crazy Years—at the turn of the 20th century in Paris. Learn about Gertrude Stein and her famous writers' salon, Salvador Dali and the Surrealists, the birth of Chanel No. 5, and the antics of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the "lost generation." Then see what these areas look like today by following along on the guided walking tours of Paris's historic neighborhoods and the cafes, clubs, and brothels that were home to the intellectuals, artists, and Bohemians, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.

Author Biography

John Baxter is an Australian born writer, journalist, and filmmaker but has called Paris home since 1989. He is the author of numerous books, including Chronicles of Old Paris; Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas; The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris; and We'll Always Have Paris: Sex and Love in the City of Light.