In this spledind book on the growth of tourism, the reader travels with Gordon to key sites of memory in twentieth-century France. Drawing on French and German archivesw, Parisian police records, contemporary guid books, films, diaries, and interviews, Gordon displays a sazzling command of European history, tourism, and memory studies
Elizabeeth Campbell, author of Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage under Vichy
Underapreciated, if known at all, the German occupation of the larger bulk of France during the second world war, occasioned as great deal of tourism by German military personell and civilians. Come hear Bert Gordon describe the gist of his researches into this activity during the era, with its resulting absurdities, pathos, and inauguration of travel patterns that persist to this day.
Bert Gordon is Emeritus Professor of History, Mills College
Because of an inadvertent double booking, this event may be moved to UPB's sister business, the next door Musical Offering. Ultimate arrangements will be worked out the night of the event, with attendees being directed to their book event of interest.