Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 5, 2004 - History - 825 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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I think this is an amazing book. It is very well researched.Also there is is an extraordinary amount of facts about the French Revolution. I have read every one of his books however,this one is by far the best

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Well researched and documented. I found it difficult to read, consulting dictionaries, and translating French words and phrases being only part of it. It seems to have been written for an audience ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Simon Schamais University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and the prize-winning author of seventeen books, including The Embarrassment of Riches, Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, the History of Britaintrilogy and The Story of the Jews. He is a contributing editor of the Financial Timesand his award-winning television work as writer and presenter for the BBC includes the fifteen-part A History of Britainand the eight-part, Emmy-winning Power of Art.

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