... Scurr impressively sustains a sense of unbroken progression from the convening of the Estates General in 1789 to the death of Robespierre in 1794, even though her extracts range across three volumes. --History House of Oxford
About the Author
Dr Ruth Scurr is Director of Studies for Politics and International Affairs at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. She is also a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge. Her most celebrated book Fatal Purity - Robespierre and the French Revolution was published by Chatto and Windus in 2006. Dr Scurr writes regularly for The Times, TLS, Telegraph, Observer, The New York Review of Books and The New York Observer.