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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Citizens is the ultimate tragedy. You'd be hard-pressed to find a story riddled with so many good intentions that saw everything go so horribly wrong. Schama's mission is to paint what he considers ... Read full review

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George Orwell once wrote that " the very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history." While he may have been writing in regards to the effects of propagandist ... Read full review

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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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