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The French Revolution A Short History

The French Revolution A Short History [Kindle Edition]

R. M. (Robert Matteson) Johnston
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 277 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1451016166
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004UJ894G
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth Giving A Try 1 Jan 2012
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This compact history was produced by a Parisian-born, English-educated American military historian in the early years of the 20th century. Despite its age it's written in a very approachable style and is a no-nonsense, what-happened-next account of the Revolution with just enough background to give an understanding of what is going on and why. You won't find any great insights into the social, political and economic processes, but you will get a well-told account of one of modern Europe's most significant formative events.

The Kindle version has been done well; not perfect certainly, but free from the major formatting problems which sometimes beset digital versions of ancient out-of-contract works. In amongst a sea of downloadable dross this is one freebie that can be recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little light reading 4 May 2014
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Surprisingly easy read considering it isn't a novel. There are probably better books out there , but I like the way the author engages you and makes you feel you want to know more after this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars French Revolution a Short History 20 April 2014
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An excellent concise account of the revolution, which puts clearly into context many important aspects, including the roles of many of the important people involved.
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It is an Edwardian book but it still covers the facts very well. It is clear and details the times and events well. For any one interested in the French Revolution this is a wonderful book for free!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bitty 14 April 2013
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I was hoping for a guide to the French Revolution but found that this required the reader to already have a broad knowledge and be well read on the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An informative book 2 April 2013
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Deals with a complicated subject .....the twists and turns of the revolution.....the book has few faults,no major and peace
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4.0 out of 5 stars An old story from a different perspective 20 Mar 2013
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A well written description of the French Revolution upto the arrival of Napoleon in Paris. It is from the perspective of a different time when political correctness was not necessary and the events were only just over the living memory horizon. It details the events in a very unemotional way and appears to be accurate. The story flows and is written in an old fashioned but very readable style.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Historically interesting and informative 15 Feb 2013
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Not particularly well written - reads like a translation from the French.
Informative but the last chapter needs a good knowledge of French
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