The New York Times and London Review of Books Hail Prof. Jackson′s New Book


Prof. Jackson′s new book Paris Under Water:  How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 has received reviews in two major publications, the New York Times and the London Review of Books.
The Times calls Paris Under Water "a tight, concentrated tale of adversity and survival--of the ravages the untamed waters wrought and of the citizens’ courageous efforts to save their city (and themselves) from ruin."  Reviewer Caroline Weber (herself a prominent scholar of France at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York) praises Jackson′s "evenhanded" approach to telling this largely forgotten story.
The London Review of Books combines its discussion of the book with a description of the commemorative exhibition currently on display in Paris at the Bibliotheque Historique de la Ville de Paris, where Jackson recently participated in a panel discussion to mark the hundredth anniversary of the flood.