Alistair Horne is one of the foremost authorities on French history. He received a knighthood in 2003 and was made a Chevalier of the French Legion d'Honneur in 1993. He is the prize-winning author of some 20 books, including A Savage War of Peace: Algeria l954-62, and La Belle France; A Short History.
The French Revolutionby Alistair Horne
Superbly illustrated, The French Revolution brings to life events such as the storming of the Bastille, the march of the Parisienne women on Versailles, the Oath of the Tennis Court, endeavoring to find a middle-way compromise, the Royal Familys attempted flight to Varenne, their execution, the ferocious tricoteuses (made famous by Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities) and sans culottes baying for blood on the Concorde, the Terror, in all its gore; the famous contemporaries, Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, Mirabeau, Danton, Marat, St Just and Robespierre, and finally the advent of 26-year-old General Bonaparte.
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