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DosManos
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French Revolution recommendations?
Can anyone recommend the best, relatively concise book on the French Revolution? Thanks.


Sneaky__Sally
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Its not concise but i really liked citizens by simon schama


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Its not concise but i really liked citizens by simon schama




first that came to mind. That's the definitive book on it, but it's not exactly a leisure read.


Sneaky__Sally
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Ya i always say that one plus campaigns of Napoleon is the 1 - 2 punch for getting a really great scope of both the military and political aspects of the French Revolution / Napoleonic era. Neither are leisure reads.


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Spyhunter3
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not concise but i really liked citizens by simon schama



Boom. Same.


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Civildawg
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re: French Revolution recommendations?
Not a book, but the revolutions podcast covers it on season 3 and it is very, very good


TheGooner
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Any ideas on a historical fiction novel set during the French Revolution?


Sneaky__Sally
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Not a book, but the revolutions podcast covers it on season 3 and it is very, very good
Nice, I'll have to check that out.


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Sneaky__Sally
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Any ideas on a historical fiction novel set during the French Revolution?



The Shadow Campaigns is a five book fantasy series set in that era in which the author, Django Wexler, heavily drew on Napoleon / the French Revolution. I'd check it out if you don't mind the fantasy elements. Book 1 is set in a desert and the FR part doesn't come into obvious focus until Book 2, but they are very good books.

If you are looking for more action, the Campaigns of Napoleon reads almost as military fiction but is non-fiction. Its not a very light read though


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Spyhunter3
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re: French Revolution recommendations?
This is definitely the time to read about the French Rsvolution. Some very eerie similarities. Start with statues and symbols and work your way to the people.


DosManos
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This is definitely the time to read about the French Rsvolution. Some very eerie similarities. Start with statues and symbols and work your way to the people.


Yep- that was my reasoning.


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VanzettiVandal
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VanzettiVandal
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This is definitely the time to read about the French Rsvolution. Some very eerie similarities. Start with statues and symbols and work your way to the people

I would say much closer to the Spanish Civil War. This title is a MUST to understand that conflict, and what we are seeing today.



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prplhze2000
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12 who ruled


Rousseau and Revolution by Durant. Won a Pulitzer


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MarinaTigerEsq
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The Scarlet Pimpernel, in the Reign of Terror by Henty


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