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Historian Traces 'Seven Ages of Paris'

Paris, the City of Light, once was the city of pig manure. It's a story told in Alistair Horne's The Seven Ages of Paris, a history of the French capital that captures medieval filth as well as modern grandeur. Horne speaks to NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.