Paris Reborn: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City
Paris Reborn is a compelling account of the making of the City of Light as we know it today. It traces the phenomenal rise of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, the nephew of the great Napoleon and grandson of Empress Josephine, to the height of political power. As Emperor Napoleon III, his ruthless determination and far-sighted creativity were behind one of the grandest projects of the 19th century. . . .