Paris Babylon: the story of the Paris Commune

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Viking, Mar 1, 1995 - History - 434 pages
4 Reviews
Paris in 1869 was known to the world as "the new Babylon", a city obsessed with sex and money, on the verge of the Franco-Prussian War and a five-month siege. Christiansen explains how and why this happened while painting a richly entertaining picture of Parisian life. Photos.

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Review: Paris Babylon: The Story of the Paris Commune

User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

I should note that the edition that I read was subtitled 'Grandeur, Decadence, and Revolution 1869-1875', which is more accurate, as well as more exciting, than 'The Story of the Paris Commune'. This ... Read full review

Review: Paris Babylon: The Story of the Paris Commune

User Review  - Nicole Davis - Goodreads

This book was ok A little sensational, but presented a good all around feel to the Commune. Read full review

Contents

Autumn Pastoral
17
The First Thunderclap
38
Monuments of Hypocrisy
58
Copyright

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