Paris in the Sixties

Paris in the Sixties
By George Perry

Mention May 1968 and almost any Parisian old enough to remember will have some crazy story to tell of the month that Paris—always on the verge of collapsing into socialist anarchy anyway—truly went nuts, with full scale rioting in the streets, massive strikes and youth rallies gone bezerk. This handsome photography book, one of four in a series that includes San Francisco and New York, presents over 100 crisp black and white photos from the time, capturing the mini-skirts, the drugs, the decadence, and the incredible attitude (if you think Parisians have attitude now, mon Dieu!) Those well versed in American history of the time will be fascinated to learn of the similarities and differences across the Atlantic, and of course, there are loads of beautiful French women in charming fashions.