Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 5, 2004 - History - 826 pages
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One of the great landmarks of modern history publishing, Simon Schama's Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution is the most authoritative social, cultural and narrative history of the French Revolution ever produced. 'Monumental ... provocative and stylish, Simon Schama's account of the first few years of the great Revolution in France, and of the decades that led up to it, is thoughtful, informed and profoundly revisionist'
  Eugen Weber, The New York Times Book Review 'The most marvellous book I have read about the French Revolution'
  Richard Cobb, The Times 'Dazzling - beyond praise - He has chronicled the vicissitudes of that world with matchless understanding, wisdom, pity and truth, in the pages of this marvellous book'
  Bernard Levin, Sunday Times 'Provides an unrivalled impression of the currents and contradictions which made up this terrible sequence of events'
  Antony Beevor, Express Simon Schama is University Professor in Art History and History at Columbia University in New York, and one of the best-known scholars in Britain in any field. He is the prize-winning author of numerous books, including Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations), Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes and three volumes of A History of Britain. He is also the writer-presenter of historical and art-historical documentaries for BBC Television. He lives outside New York City with his wife and children.

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Well researched and documented. - Goodreads
The long winded explanations in places... - Goodreads
Schama is an entertaining writer. - Goodreads
I've always adored Simon Schama's storytelling. - Goodreads
Great book and a superb writer. - Goodreads
... schama is a top notch history writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Christopher Ligatti - Goodreads

Very much enjoyed. More of a narrative than dry history, with the necessary statistics regarding the society not overshadowing the personalities and events that make the revolution so interesting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Norm Deguerre - Goodreads

Painfully long and drawn out with too much inference and name dropping, a weighty morass rather then a personable account of events Read full review

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Simon Schama is University Professor in Art History and History at Columbia University in New York, and one of the best-known scholars in Britain in any field. He is the prize-winning author of numerous books, including Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations), Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes and three volumes of A History of Britain. He is also the writer-presenter of historical and art-historical documentaries for BBC Television. He lives outside New York City with his wife and children.

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