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The loyal guardian of civilization, France gives life and meaning to what we call culture, history, and worthwhile experience. This fascinating addition to the popular Travelers' Tales series offers readers an anecdotal window into France--as the French know it--exploring the real reason one should go to France: to experience life as it should be.
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France is, of course, the heart of Western civilization. The French know it, the rest of the world knows it (even if they pretend not to), and the British, well, they will never, ever, admit it. And much as the heart gives life and meaning to the rest of the body, so France gives life and meaning to what we call culture, history, and worthwhile experience; France is the loyal guardian of civilization with a capital "C," despite the constant assault from the electronically induced world-monoculture. Travelers' Tales France will open a series of anecdotal windows to life in France -- the life of centuries, but more important for the traveler, the life of the day. For while you can indeed go to France for art and museums until you are sick of them, stuff yourself with foie gras and wine and river barges, or go to Paris to experience snobbery the likes of which you won't find anywhere else in the world -- these aren't the real reasons for going to France. The real reason is to experience Life As It Should Be. And then, in your own way, you can go home and set about making your life The Way It Ought To Be. Titles include: Let's have a Party, Road Scholars, Excusez-moi, Je Suis Sick as a Dog, Rebuilding the Middle Ages, Merlin's Magic Shore, I Was Really Very Hungry, The Mystical Scarf-Tying Gene, The Cave Where it Lives, Three Women of Nice, Alone Among the Angels, Jo's Dog Has His Day, White Valley-Sea of Ice, A Question of Water, No Spitting in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Service Non Compris, Metro Metaphysics, Patissier's Apprentice, White Nights at St. Denis, The Duty to Remember-The Need to Forget, Taste for the Abyss, A Lovely Day for a Miracle, Tour de Fantasy, Confessions in Fractured French, A Memory in Three Parts, Dining with the Corsican, Love Among the Apples. Authors include: Simon Loftus, Mort Rosenblum, Ina Caro, Peter Mayle, M.F.K. Fisher, Pam Houston, James O'Reilly, Donald W. George, Clive Irving, Lawrence Osborne, Jo Yohay, Richard Goodman, Rex Grizell, Alice Kaplan, Jon Krakauer, Sophia Dembling, David Roberts, and Julia Wilkinson.Review:
"Travelers' Tales is a valuable addition to any pre-departure reading list."
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Book Description Travelers' Tales Inc, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111885211023
Book Description Travelers' Tales Inc, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1885211023