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I got this book to learn about Robespierre because I didn't know enough about the French revolution and especially the Terror. Yes, the book is well-written. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve Derne
A well written book which was at times heavy going - because a lot if covered. The author does a brilliant job of painting a picture of Robespierre and how the high ideals of a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leo T. Hogan
I gave it one star because Scurr is a good writer: her prose and style are good and easy to read.
And that is the only positive thing I can say about this book. Read more
Excellent book on a very complicated individual. The author was unbiased in the different approaches to the man and his exploits. Read morePublished 10 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 10 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 10 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 17 months ago by Elena
The controversial and often misunderstood Maximilien de Robespierre may be one of my absolute favorite figures in history. Read morePublished 17 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 23 months ago by exurbanite