Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 (Paperback)
  • Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 (Paperback)
zoom

Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 (Paperback)

(author)
£11.99
Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 08/04/2011
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the winter of 1910, the river that brought life to Paris quickly became a force of destruction. Torrential rainfall saturated the soil, and faulty engineering created a perfect storm of conditions that soon drowned Parisian streets, homes, businesses, and museums. The city seemed to have lost its battle with the elements. Given the Parisians' history of deep-seated social, religious, and political strife, it was questionable whether they could collaborate to confront the crisis. Yet while the sewers, Metro, and electricity failed around them, Parisians of all backgrounds rallied to save the city and one another. Improvising techniques to keep Paris functioning and braving the dangers of collapsing infrastructure and looters, leaders and residents alike answered the call to action. This newfound ability to work together proved a crucial rehearsal for an even graver crisis four years later, when France was plunged into World War I. On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the flood, Jeffrey H. Jackson captures here for the first time the drama and ultimate victory of man over nature.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230108042
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 225 x 147 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

1000 Years of Annoying the French
Added to basket
The Strange Death of Europe
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
X, Y & Z
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Arnhem
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Red Famine
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Race to Save the Romanovs
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
Travellers in the Third Reich
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Homage to Catalonia
Added to basket
The Quest for Queen Mary
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Stasiland
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Berlin
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Nein!
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
The Shortest History of Germany
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Rome: A History in Seven Sackings
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Roller-Coaster
Added to basket
£30.00   £25.00
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.