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Is Paris Burning

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  • Posted September 21, 2013

    reads like a novel

    Is Paris Burning is a text for a course on France during World War II at the Senior Citizens Learning Center. I was immersed in this book--before the course even began. It reads like a novel.
    Jane in Savannah.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2006

    all girls in the french resistance were, apparently, beautiful

    this is an excellent book, and it's told in a way that is good for the modern reader: short scenes that come to life. It breathes, takes off like a rocket, never sags, is precise, and dozens of characters are all rendered clearly. editors should study this book to see how it's done. you can hear footfalls on the cobblestones of paris. the copy i have in a few places has sentences that got turned around in the printing. and also, the way the authors write about women is a little dated. the girls are all pretty. one girl pulls her dress over her 'pretty head'. (just before she bikes across Paris with secret codes in her shoe). They were as courageous and risking the same thing as the men. But in a way it's fitting, because in all the movies and stories of the French resistance, the girls are all mega babes. The resistance is apparently where supermodels got work until the war ended.

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