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How about becoming an armchair traveler? It is a no hassle, non stop way to travel and become an expert at the same time.

A major event in French and European history was the appearance on the political scene of that little man with his hand inside his coat on his chest, Napoleon. No other figure did more to shape the continent at the time than he did for the next half Century. But what about his relationship to the French and their central focal point Paris?

Shown below is the book, Napoleon and Paris by Maurice Guerrini that rapidly takes you back to the first quarter of the nineteenth Century and gives you the opportunity to be more of an expert than your next of kin or the neighbor down the street.

Want to dive into an obscure part of French history how about reading the book Medical Revolution In France 1789-1796 by David M. Vess. No, you do not have to be a medical doctor (MD) but it helps.

If you want more on the same topic, then read this book Medicine at the Paris Hospital 1794-1848 by Erwin H. Ackerknecht show below.

Isn’t the summer season a great time to kick back and perhaps read those few books you never knew could interest you? So what would you read if you travel to London, United Kingdom (UK)? Have you ever wanted to know who lived where in the literary world?

A number of good books exist on the topic, but I personally like the Guide to Literary London by George G. Williams and after you read the introduction you will be a lot wiser with regards to London and you might carry it with you if you visited the heart of Albion.

So you like the literary aspect of travel but you want another city? Well, how about this great guide the Literary San Franciso by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Nancy J. Peters.


Watch this short (3 minute plus) YouTube video Lawrence Ferlinghetti, at 95 by Adam Grossberg published in 2015. It is quite a treasure! 

Wow how is that for history? Anyone looking for Russians by the way?