This is a very interesting book, but the reader had best have a good grasp of history before attempting to read this one.
Had Rapport woven the larger perspective one finds in the Conclusion into the main narrative, he would have produced a far more elucidating book.
Nevertheless, most of the time the book is a difficult plod and while I think Aili's two stars is bit low, my four is probably too high.
A very thorough history of the events of 1848. The style of writing, though, is a bit of a slough.Published 1 month ago by R.E.S.
"1848: Year of Revolution" by Michael Rapport tells the story of a turbulent era in European history, and does not focus solely on England and France like so many history books... Read morePublished 4 months ago by K. Kennedy
I like the style of this book. It keeps me interested. Informative, thought-provoking and not too much historian jargon. Word to know going in: "intransigence."Published 8 months ago by William Dearey
A must read for upper level Political Science majors. Giving insight into the revolutions that pulled th power out of the hands of the monarchy and placed it in the hands of the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by eric hall
all around Europe, the winds of change crushed with gobernements, the old sistems of power claqsses are falling, in differents ways but all of them very inetresting, because are... Read morePublished 19 months ago by old fashion guy
I am a college history professor and this book is required reading for my students. This book is incredibly researched, greatly organized and easily digestible for the layperson... Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by Larry Schneider
This is what you might call a "general interest" history of the events that occurred in Europe in 1848. Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by A Certain Bibliophile
The burst of immigration that washed through America from New York to the gold fields of California was fueled by the year of revolution detailed in this book. Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by Rick
After visiting Europe in September of 2011 and seeing the extravagances of the royals and prince bishops, I wondered why there had not been more revolutions than just France and... Read morePublished on June 24, 2012 by Amazon Customer