I’m leaving in March to work in Paris for a few months, and have tried to find a good, readable history of the City of Lights. But it seems like there are a million of them out there, and Amazon was zero help.
So, can anyone recommend:
[ul][li]a good, comprehensive history of Paris (or of France in general, if you know one…but not of the Revolution please, I just completed a semester of French Revolutionary History)[/li][li]essential travel reading (not Let’s Go type books)[/li][li]recommendations for reading by Americans or Brits who spent lots of time in Paris (Fitzgerald, James Baldwin, Hemingway, Oscar Wilde, etc.) that have to do with the city[/ul][/li]Finding a good Parisian history is my top priority, but I greatly appreciate any other suggestions anyone may have. Merci beaucoup in advance!