Paris After the Liberation 1944-1949  -     By: Antony Beevor, Artemis Cooper
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Paris After the Liberation 1944-1949

Penguin Books / 2004 / Paperback

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In this brilliant synthesis of social, political, and cultural history, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayal of the City of Lights after its liberation. Paris became the diplomatic battleground in the opening stages of the Cold War. Against this volatile political backdrop, every aspect of life is portrayed: scores were settled in a rough and uneven justice, black marketers grew rich on the misery of the population, and a growing number of intellectual luminaries and artistsncluding Hemingway, Beckett, Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Cocteau, and Picasso-contributed new ideas and a renewed vitality to this extraordinary moment in time.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 0142437921
ISBN-13: 9780142437926

Publisher's Description

"A rich and intriguing story whcih the authors disentangle with great skill."--Sunday Telegraph

Beevor's Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge is now available from Viking Books 


In this brilliant synthesis of social, political, and cultural history, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayal of the City of Lights after its liberation. Paris became the diplomatic battleground in the opening stages of the Cold War. Against this volatile political backdrop, every aspect of life is portrayed: scores were settled in a rough and uneven justice, black marketers grew rich on the misery of the population, and a growing number of intellectual luminaries and artists including Hemingway, Beckett, Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Cocteau, and Picassocontributed new ideas and a renewed vitality to this extraordinary moment in time.

Author Bio

Antony Beevor is the author of several bestselling works of history. His wife, Artemis Cooper, is the author of Cairo in the War: 1939–1945 and Writing at the Kitchen Table.

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