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Becoming Americans in Paris : transatlantic politics and culture between the World Wars

Author: Brooke Lindy Blower
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Americans often look back on Paris between the World Wars as a charming escape from the problems and politics of home. In this bold and original study, Brooke Blower shows that nothing could be further from the truth. Drawing on a range of sources in French as well as English, she uncovers the breadth of American activities in the capital, the lessons visitors drew from their stay, and the passionate responses they
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brooke Lindy Blower
ISBN: 9780199737819 0199737819 9780199927586 0199927588
OCLC Number: 639939552
Description: x, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : the age of world wars --
Triumphant arrivals --
Reluctant hosts --
The Sacco-Vanzetti riots --
Prefect Chiappe's purging of Paris --
Legionnaires on parade --
The expatriates reconsidered --
Epilogue : the beginning of American innocence.
Responsibility: Brooke L. Blower.
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