REVIEW: PARISIANS by Graham Robb

An Adventure History of Paris Consider this an entirely unorthodox guidebook through the crooked streets and tumultuous times of Paris.  Robb, as expert as one can be without actually being Parisian, uncovers and shares fleeting tales of famous moments in the City of Lights.   It is rather like finding a train ticket or a…

REVIEW: Russia Against Napoleon

I don’t pretend to be an expert historian – on Russia or any other topic, but I thoroughly enjoy a good yarn.  And there are plenty of true, lesser-known tales to cull from centuries of human complications.  Writer and professor Dominic Lieven tackles the mountainous topic of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia from 1812-14.  This impressive…

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