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The Seine

The River that Made Paris

by Elaine Sciolino

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The Seine by Elaine Sciolino
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A vibrant tour of the Seine from a bestselling New York Times foreign correspondent based in France.

Of the 24 members who reviewed Elaine Sciolino's The Seine: The River that Made Paris for BookBrowse's First Impressions Program, 23 gave it a 4+ rating, for an overall average of 4.6 out of 5.

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From the source of the Seine in Burgundy to its ultimate destination in the English Channel, Elaine Sciolino takes us on a glorious journey. We visit barge operators and people living on house boats, as well as vineyards, chateaus, and fascinating spots along the river in Paris (Joy E). The book covers topics such as the river's source, history, geographic features, influence on the arts, and iconic status as a symbol of Paris (Mary Jane D). There are stories of wineries, fishing, barge life, songs, and movies (Colleen T); readers will discover lots of well-researched facts and interesting historical anecdotes about what has drawn so many people to Paris and made the River ...

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