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I am very glad I read this book and highly recommend it to anyone planning to travel to France.
Most comments and analysis I read about politics or culture are written from a single background perspective, whether North American, or French.
This was the fact that confirmed the little attention paid to the writing and reviewing of the book.
Very disappointed. Not as engaging nor informative as I expected.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Loved the way that the book is set up! Starting from early history, moving on to the french views, and concluding with the changes that the French were openly adopting to. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arshak Papazyan
Despite the stupid title, this is an excellent tutorial on France and the French. It covers pretty much everything but the food--the government; the educational system; approaches... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kevin B. Cohen
Despite it arrived a bit late (I had a crunch time to get the book), the book itself is entertaining and insightful (well, depending on the person). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jane Claire Plumeria
I can fullly relate to the stories about French people and I'd love to read some more if he wrote other stories on the FrenchPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
It really became boring. Their writing style is excellent, but the title is deceiving. There were too many chapters on government and how the country works. Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. Stassel
Excellent for any non-French person. Excellent also for the French to have an external look on their society. A good reference, impartial and neutral.Published 5 months ago by Bonnet Julien
The book was in great condition and was sold to me at a pretty low price. Definitely helpful for my class.Published 5 months ago by Heather Gilmore
I originally read this shortly after it came out & have just finished rereading it. I found it a very helpful and balanced introduction to French culture the first time, and still... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nell Poppenbeek