Paris After the Liberation: 1944 - 1949, Paperback
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Antony Beevor's Paris After Liberation: 1944-1949 is a remarkable historical account of the chaos and uncertainty that followed the liberation of Paris in August, 1944 .Post liberation Paris - an epoch charged with political and conflicting emotions.

Liberation was greeted with joy but marked by recriminations and the trauma of purges.

The feverish intellectual arguments of the young took place amidst the mundane reality of hunger and fuel shortages.

This is a stunning historical account of one of the most stimulating periods in twentieth century French history. 'Outstanding, enormously enjoyable, exciting' Philip Ziegler, Daily Telegraph 'Held me gripped by every page and I was impatient at any interruption.

Spellbinding, often frightening and sometimes funny' Alec Guinness, Daily Mail Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award.

His books have sold nearly four million copies.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780141032412



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Somebody took an entertaining and informative history book and crossbred it with Hello magazine. More information and less gossip and this book would have rated higher.

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A marvellously absorbing history of Paris in the final year of the war after Liberation and the immediate post-war years, covering the whole range of issues - the desperate economic situation, political chaos, military tensions within the wartime alliance and the start of the Cold War, but also the intellectual life, and the worlds of fashion, art and literature, in many cases closely tied to political developments. Great stuff.

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