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    DescriptionDid you know that the last Gallic warriors massacred by the Romans lie beneath the Eiffel Tower? That the remains of Paris' first cathedral are under a parking lot in the Fifth District? Metronome follows Lorant 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 metro 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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    A History of Paris from the Underground Up
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lorànt Deutsch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    ISBN 13: 9781250023674
    ISBN 10: 125002367X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
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    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050
    DC22: 944/.361, 944.361
    BISAC V2.8: TRA009000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DDF
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    DC23: 944.361
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    LC classification: DC707 .D521713 2013
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    Thema V1.0: NHD, WGCF, RPT
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    includes two 8-page colour photograph inserts
    Griffin Publishing
    Imprint name
    Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
    Publication date
    03 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    A comedian and bestselling author in France, LORANT DEUTSCH has always had a passion for history and his native Paris. He is the author of "Metronome."
    Review quote
    "A delightful read, and one that has opened the history of Paris to thousands of people who would never ordinarily open a history book." --Stephane Kirkland, author of "Paris Reborn""An entertaining guide, full of anecdotes about the hidden treasures of the capital." --"Livres Hebdo""""Lively and fun, ["Metronome "tells] the story of the City of Lights in chronological order with little expense." --"Le Figaro ""Literary""""I loved this book . . . [It] invites you to go and see what remains of Parisian history in the Paris of today." --"Art Souilleurs" (5 Stars)