The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune 1870-71

The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune 1870-71

by Alistair Horne

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The collapse of France in 1870 had an overwhelming impact – on Paris, on France and on the rest of the world. People everywhere saw Paris as the centre of Europe and the hub of culture, fashion and invention. Suddenly France, not least to the disbelief of her own citizens, was gripped in the vice of the Iron Chancellor’s armies and forced to surrender on humiliating terms. In this brilliant study of the Siege and its aftermath, Alistair Horne evokes the high drama of those ten fantastic months and the spiritual agony which Paris and the Parisians suffered.

The Fall of Paris is the first part of the trilogy including To Lose a Battle and The Price of Glory (already available in Penguin).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141939179
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 07/05/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

One of Britain’s greatest historians, Sir Alistair Horne, CBE, is the author of several famous books on French history as well as a two-volume life of Harold Macmillan.

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"This classic work . . . is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the civil war that still stirs the soul of France."
-Evening Standard, London

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