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Schama provides a good counter to the argument that the revolution was a people's movement.
This book is so good, I've read my soft copy twice, and I'm waiting for an E-version so I can read it a third time on my netbook.
And in the end, Schama presents a strong amount of evidence to make one question a more common interpretation of the event.
This is a very long, extremely boring and disappointing book. Simon Schama must have known the famous comment made by Voltaire: "The secret of being boring is to say... Read morePublished 28 days ago by ERW
I knew very little about the French Revolution before I read this. Storming the Bastille, chopping off heads and the execution of the King and Queen. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Glenn D. Robinson
Citizens is certainly a classic history on the French Revolution. Which makes it all the more galling the enormous errors that were made making this electronic version: Shoddy... Read morePublished 2 months ago by William Kenney
Very much worth reading, even if much of it is from secondary sources and there is a somewhat annoying conservative bias (albeit one I share) throughout the book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by weissliv
"What a sorry people to found a republic" wrote Charlotte Corday after despatching Marat in his bath. Read morePublished 3 months ago by gerardpeter
i read schama book CITIZENS [French revolution story] 1789 anniversary-seeing schamas STORY OF THE JEWS on pbs which I liked thought id like to reread CITIZENS-BETTER WORLD BOOKS... Read morePublished 3 months ago by robert lafayette
My twelve year old lives reading history books. She focusing in the pre French revolutionary war. This is an excellent book for her to read.Published 5 months ago by Natalie K Johnson
This is a hard book to review. On the one hand, there is much to learn from the pages of "Citizens". Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marc Ranger