Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong

Why We Love France but Not the French

by Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow

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  • 1402230583
  • 9781402200458
  • 9781402230585
  • 9781402230578
The French...

-Smoke, drink and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet live longer and have fewer heart problems than Americans

-Work 35-hour weeks, and take seven weeks of paid holidays per year, but are still the world's fourth-biggest economic power

So what makes the French so different?

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. Decrypting French ideas about land, privacy and language, Nadeau and Barlow weave together the threads of French society--from centralization and the Napoleonic Code to elite education and even street protests--giving us, for the first time, a complete picture of the French.

"[A] readable and insightful piece of work." --Montreal Mirror

"In an era of irrational reactions to all things French, here is an eminently rational answer to the question, 'Why are the French like that?'" --Library Journal

"A must-read." --Edmonton Journal



  • Sourcebooks, Inc.; May 2003
  • ISBN: 9781402230578
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong
  • Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau; Julie Barlow
  • Imprint: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1402230583
  • 9781402200458
  • 9781402230585
  • 9781402230578
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1402230583
  • 9781402200458
  • 9781402230585
  • 9781402230578