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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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Since I was a French/History major in college (a long time ago) I do know a lot about the French Revolution. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CharCzar
Fascinating and well written. Schama torpedoes commonly stated reasons for the causes of the French Revolution. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Leo T. Hogan
A wide ranging, yet precise and detailed hirstory of the French revolution.Published 2 months ago by Jarle Erik Sandvik
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 4 months 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 4 months ago by JB
I learned a lot from this book! Has lots of substnatial facts inside! Impressive! Very well written.Published 4 months ago by Joshua
Why in the world would you show a kindle edition and then have a banner saying not for sale?Published 4 months ago by Bernard Landeis