Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution
Knopf, 1989 - 948 pages
Instead of the dying Old Regime, Schama presents an ebullient country, vital and inventive, infatuated with novelty and technology -- a strikingly fresh view of Louis XVI's France. A New York Times bestseller in hardcover. 200 illustrations.
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Review: Citizens: A Chronicle of the French RevolutionUser Review - Anne-marie - Goodreads
Honestly, I never make it through the whole book, but every few years I pick it up and swear this time I will finish it. Favorite story: when Voltaire is on his deathbed, they ask him to reject Satan and he reportedly refuses to saying, "is this the time to make enemies?" Read full review
Review: Citizens: A Chronicle of the French RevolutionUser Review - Tim - Goodreads
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