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The Resource Metronome : a history of Paris from the underground up, Lorànt Deutsch ; with assistance from Emmanuel Haymann ; translated from the French by Timothy Bent

Metronome : a history of Paris from the underground up, Lorànt Deutsch ; with assistance from Emmanuel Haymann ; translated from the French by Timothy Bent

Label
Metronome : a history of Paris from the underground up
Title
Metronome
Title remainder
a history of Paris from the underground up
Statement of responsibility
Lorànt Deutsch ; with assistance from Emmanuel Haymann ; translated from the French by Timothy Bent
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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 compelling journey through the ages, treating readers to Paris as they've never seen it before. Using twenty-one stops of the subway system as focal points--one per century--Deutsch shows, from the underground up, the unique, often violent, and always striking events that shaped one of the world's most romanticized city. Readers will find out which streets are hiding incredible historical treasures in plain sight; peer into forgotten nooks and crannies of the City of Lights and learn what used to be there; and discover that, however deeply buried, something always remains
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1975-
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Deutsch, Lorànt
Dewey number
944/.361
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
DC707
LC item number
.D521713 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
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Haymann, Emmanuel
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  • Subways
  • Subway stations
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • France
Label
Metronome : a history of Paris from the underground up, Lorànt Deutsch ; with assistance from Emmanuel Haymann ; translated from the French by Timothy Bent
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in France by Editions Michel Lafon"--Title page verso
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 305 pages
Isbn
9781250023674
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013026916
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn857663739
  • (OCoLC)857663739
Label
Metronome : a history of Paris from the underground up, Lorànt Deutsch ; with assistance from Emmanuel Haymann ; translated from the French by Timothy Bent
Publication
Note
"First published in France by Editions Michel Lafon"--Title page verso
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 305 pages
Isbn
9781250023674
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013026916
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn857663739
  • (OCoLC)857663739

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