Richard Cobb (1917-1996) fell in love
with France when he first visited in 1935. He went on to write many works of history—some
in French, some in English—about the French Revolution and occupied France.
Collecting memoirs, portraits of favorite haunts, appreciations of Simenon and Queneau, René Clair and Brassaï, and including the famous polemic “The Assassination of Paris,” Paris and Elsewhere shows us a France unglimpsed by tourists.