The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny (Paperback)Ian Davidson (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Marvellous stuff and an indication of the perennially absorbing nature of the revolution. Davidson's book is a worthy addition to the canon. * Spectator *
Terse, tightly written ... allows certain critical aspects of the Revolution to stand out in a way that doesn't usually happen. -- David Aaronovitch * The Times *
On page after page, there are jolts and surprises, reminders and revelations. ... Lively, engaging ... a compelling single-volume history for the general reader. Recommended. * Irish Examiner *
Written with authority, clarity and journalistic immediacy * The Catholic Herald *
Praise for Voltaire: A Life A compelling read ... an insightful and entertaining picture of the man * Guardian *
Davidson is a fastidious debunker of myths and restorer of balance. He tells his story from beginning to end, one year after the next, with an elegant lucidity -- Sam Leith * Spectator *
There is no shortage of biographies of Voltaire ... but this is one of the best of them. -- Andrew Hussey * Financial Times *
Written in the crisp, incisive prose of a practised journalist... his research is impressive ... [a] refreshing book which isn't afraid, occasionally, to draw its own conclusions against the grain of what has been written before * Independent on Sunday *
Splendidly readable ... This is an entertaining and enlightening account of why Voltaire still matters -- Bee Wilson * Sunday Times *
Voltaire can be a rather daunting figure, but emerges in very human colours in this excellent biography, which makes splendid use of the philosopher's letters * Sunday Telegraph *
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As someone who has spent a lot of time studying history academically I often find it difficult to find a book which maintains historical rigour and yet doesn't make me think I am back in the library making notes... More
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