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Metronome : a history of Paris from the underground up

Author: Lorànt Deutsch; Emmanuel Haymann
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"A phenomenal bestseller in France, Metronome presents a fascinating history of Paris through the lens of the city's iconic Metro system. Did you know that the last Gallic warriors massacred by the Romans lie beneath the Eiffel Tower? That the remains of Paris's first cathedral are under a parking lot in the Fifth District? Metronome follows Lorànt Deutsch, historian and lifelong Francophile, as he goes on a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorànt Deutsch; Emmanuel Haymann
ISBN: 9781250023674 125002367X 1250023688 9781250023681
OCLC Number: 857663739
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "First published in France by Editions Michel Lafon"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of chiefly color plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Metronome.
Responsibility: Lorànt Deutsch ; with assistance from Emmanuel Haymann ; translated from the French by Timothy Bent.
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Did you know that the last Gallic warriors massacred by the Romans lie beneath the Eiffel Tower? That the remains of Paris' first cathedral are under a parking lot in the Fifth District? In this  Read more...

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"A delightful read, and one that has opened the history of Paris to thousands of people who would never ordinarily open a history book." --Stephane Kirkland, author of Paris Reborn"An entertaining Read more...

 
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