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Schama has a great eye for detail and for narrative - he brings the history of this period to life.
Picking up a copy of this book in a used book store, I found that Schama is not only an excellent narrator, he is a first rate author.
Simon Schama's "Citizens" is one of the best acccounts of the French Revolution by a modern scholar.
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 27 days 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 1 month ago by Marc Ranger
The author has a powerful command of the english language lending support to convey a landscape of color to a black time in french history. Read morePublished 2 months ago by paul best
Although the book has been out for a number of years, it is still an authoritative and easy to read account of the French Revolution. Read morePublished 3 months ago by B. N. Peacock
Simon Schama is a master. Historians come and go, and while in academics, history has really only recently been elevated to the status of truly important for the well-rounded... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dusty Taylor
It was an exceedingly odd revolution and it does legitimately require 875 pages to tell the story properly. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Brenda Teese
I bought this having read A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel because I wanted to find out more about the real lives of the characters in the book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by WHETSTONE Catherine
This is the book that Gordon S. Wood should've written. Its about the horrors and brutality and Godlessness of the French Revolution. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Little Domin
Simon Schama has vividly illustrated the lives of those high and low, before and during the revolution. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael Epps