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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User Review  - kcshankd - LibraryThing

Extremely readable narrative history. This has to be the definitive, 'entry-level' take on the French Revolution. I personally would have preferred more explicit references - footnotes, etc - on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hubster - LibraryThing

Simon Schama has a wonderful way of injecting passion into writing about history without descending into pop sensationalism, and this to my knowledge, is one of his best. If you're a veteran of ... 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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