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5.0 out of 5 stars An authoritative and pithy portrait from Mr Hampson - as usual, 5 Nov 2009
This review is from: Danton (Paperback)
With regard to the previous reviewer: While the synopsis does in fact contain several startling errors, I'm worried that your review is as misleading as the synopsis, which is clearly not meant for Hampson's work. Anyone who is familiar with Hampson will know that he is a true heavyweight of Anglophone French Revolutionary discourse. With this study, as with his biographies of Robespierre and Saint-Just, Hampson brings a vast understanding of his subject and a minute reading of the primary sources - presented in his usual unpretentious style that has so upset some of his French cotemporaries - mostly because they cannot fault him on evidence. While I applaud you for pointing out the factual inaccuracies of amazon's synopsis, it was not helpful of you to award this book, which you obviously have not read, 2 stars on that basis. While I do not always agree with Hampson's opinions, if you want a biography of Danton that is as thoroughly researched as it is pleasant to read; look no further than Norman Hampson.
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