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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution Paperback – March 17, 1990
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It is understandable that readers find that there is too much anecdote and detail in this book however I argue that it is all for a purpose. Simon Schama is one of those writers that doesn't simply want to provide readers with the chronology but he wants to enrich the events with information and details that not only shed light on what happened but provide a volume of supplemental knowledge that in pieces may do little but together solidify the reader's understanding of the subject. This is vastly important to getting a grasp on this book. I believe Schama uses anecdotes not as flourishes but as mnemonic devices for the readers understanding as well.
It is not meant to be a quick read. Citizens is very deliberate. Schama's verbose style is also this works beauty.Read more ›
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I have watched Schama's tv programs and enjoyed them a lot. From his tomes I like this one a lot better than the tome on JewsPublished 1 month ago by Robert
Well written, but profoundly reactionary. The author's counter-revolutionary preferences are so glaringly obvious that I could not enjoy the book, not even as a counter-point to my... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JB
I learned a lot from this book! Has lots of substnatial facts inside! Impressive! Very well written.Published 1 month ago by Joshua
Why in the world would you show a kindle edition and then have a banner saying not for sale?Published 1 month ago by Bernard Landeis
Very old book with great amount of wear. Smells Ancient and has black spots on the cover that won't come offPublished 6 months ago by Darryan Dhanpat
Ooh the detail. Maybe a bit too much detail and the story line gets bogged down. Brought the Kindle version to get some relief from the tiny font of the paper version. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer