Book ‘France: An Adventure History’ by Graham Robb

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A wholly original history of France, filled with a lifetime’s knowledge and passion ― by the author of the New York Times bestseller Parisians. Beginning with the Roman army’s first recorded encounter with the Gauls and ending in the era of Emmanuel Macron, France takes readers on an endlessly entertaining journey through French history. Frequently hilarious, always surprising, Graham Robb’s France combines the stylistic versatility of a novelist with the deep understanding of a scholar. Robb’s own adventures and discoveries while living, working, and traveling in France connect this tour through space and time with on-the-ground experience. There are scenes of wars and revolutions from the plains of Provence to the slums and boulevards of Paris...
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (July 5, 2022)  Pages: 544 pages  ISBN-10: 1324002565  ISBN-13: 978-1324002567  ASIN:‎ B09KMBFQSD

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Author’s biography: Graham Robb, whose recent books include “The Discovery of France” and “Parisians,” has published widely in French literature and history. His biographies of Balzac, Victor Hugo, and Rimbaud have won critical acclaim and were selected as New York Times Editor’s Choices for best books of the year. Robb lives in Oxford, England.