Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 5, 2004 - History - 848 pages
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The most authoritative social, cultural and narrative history of the French Revolution, and one of the great landmarks of modern history publishing.

'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

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Well researched and documented. - 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
It has pictures, too. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Autumn - Goodreads

I needed a thorough overview of the French Revolution and this did the trick. I appreciated that it began well in advance of 1789 and discussed the lead up to the Revolution in a leisurely way. A few ... Read full review

Review: Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

User Review  - S. Saboviec - Goodreads

I really enjoyed the information contained within this book; however, it was very dry and dense for someone who usually reads fiction, primarily science fiction and fantasy. It was an amazing look ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

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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