If you ever plan on living in France, this book is a must read.
Graham Robb does a favor with this book for Francophiles hungry for English books on French history and life that isn't about DeGaulle, Napoleon, or Paris.
Not so, as Graham Robb tells us in his wonderful new book, "The Discovery of France".
This was a well-written and mind-opening book. I came away with a much deeper and more detailed appreciation of the way in which France was created.Published 6 days ago by Lawrence M. Hinman
I fell in love with this book. The only reason it took me so long to read it was that every other page I was stopping to Google something I had just read about. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Green
Fascinating work for francophiles, containing such facts as that in the 1900 census fewer than 50 percent of the responders listed French as their first language, and that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas Ochiltree II
Often meandered into minutiae. Did not focus sufficiently on the actual geography of France. A good book for someone who knows France well. Not an introduction.Published 2 months ago by JOSEPH WEINSTEIN
I loved The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts by Graham Robb, so it was natural for me to flow into this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by madlyn fafard
Lots of great historic reference and interesting, little known background on well known events.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I took this with me on a recent trip to France. It was a nice travel companion and enjoyed the geography. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rolin Bissell