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The coming of the French Revolution

The coming of the French Revolution


Although it was the American revolution that set the French Revolution vibrating, no two countries could have been less alike than the United States and France in 1789. The one was vast, undeveloped land that offered boundless opportunities to a free and democratically-minded people; the other an ancient, monarchical state shackled by traditions and privileges.

Book review: Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life by Peter McPhee

Book review: Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life by Peter McPhee
Author: Peter McPhee
Publisher: Yale University Press
Reviewed by: Malcolm Crook
Price (RRP): £25

Malcolm Crook commends a scholarly biography of the blood-soaked French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre