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Excellent book on a very complicated individual. The author was unbiased in the different approaches to the man and his exploits. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alvin Campbell
Easy read with real depth. Ive read several books recently on the revolution and this is among the best. More than just a recitation of facts.Published 3 months ago by Tyrone D. Jarrett
Definitely enjoyable and going well thru the motions of the "Incorruptible"'s life, with copious excerpts of his writings, if a little short in insights. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Herve H. Blandin
I have really enjoyed reading this biography. It brought to life not only Robespierre, but also his contemporaries. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Elena
The controversial and often misunderstood Maximilien de Robespierre may be one of my absolute favorite figures in history. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jonathan Weller
As much as any other single political eruption, the French revolution dramatically altered the course of history, in France as well as all of Europe and elsewhere. Read morePublished 16 months ago by exurbanite
Pretty good account of the French Revolution and Robespierre uncovering many facts I did not know. On the whole a very balanced account explaining the motivations of the... Read morePublished on February 2, 2014 by JFK historian
I found this book to be one of the most interesting books I have read on the French Revolution and Robespierre. Read morePublished on December 25, 2013 by lilly
I found Fatal Purity a thorough enough examination of the mental processes and beliefs that drove Maximilian Robespierre to become the driven fanatic who in the name of the... Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by Peter B. Mason