Fragile glory: a portrait of France and the French
An enormously entertaining account of contemporary France from the former Paris bureau chief of The New York Times . Bernstein combines personal memoir, informed observation, and news-hound curiosity to offer a stirring and unforgettable panaorama of France-at times exalted, troubling, and occasionally absurd.
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The Imaginary Country
FRANCE DEEP AND FRANCE PARISIAN
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