Paris in the Fifties
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The man who was later to be renowned for his thorough research and crisp prose had to begin somewhere, and Karnow had the incredible good fortune to make his way as a foreign correspondent for Time magazine in the 1950s. This wonderful book is reassurance that no matter what modern threats to culture may come, toujours Paris: we'll always have Paris. --Courtenay Kehn. And that is true comfort to any expatriate at heart. His original dispatches to Time's New York office make up
Excellent recounting of France (not just Paris) in the 50s Robert Moore The title of this excellent book is a misnomer. Although there is a great deal about Paris, the book as a whole rambles over much of France and even the Mediterranean. Beginning in the late 1940s when Karnow first went to Paris on the GI Bill to study and through much of the 1950s when he served with TIME in their Paris office Karnow lived in Paris. This book is a distillation of his memories and notes he kept from that period. Karnow, however, gives himself free rein to range over a host of topics, sometimes delving into French history, if it helps illuminate his topic. The result is a very personal. Recommended I loved this little book about Paris in the 50s. I recommend it.. Mr. Jones said Vigorous Memoir. A lively and vigorous memoir about the life and times in Paris, France and the Mediterranean.Added bonus: excellent drawings or sketches by Karnow's wife Annette.Kudos to Karnow's wife #1 for roughing it out in the USA.
In July 1947, fresh out of college and long before he would win the Pulitzer Prize and become known as one of America's finest historians, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter bound for France, planning to stay for the summer. Paris in the Fifties transports us to Latin Quarter cafés and basement jazz clubs, to unheated apartments and glorious ballrooms. Back in Paris, Karnow hung out with visiting celebrities like Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, and Audrey Hepburn, and in Paris in the Fifties we meet them too.A veteran reporter and historian, Karnow has written a vivid and delightful history of a cha