As a history student who is starting reading for a year long study in to the French Revolution I would reccomend this as a starting point along with The French Revolution: Introductory Documents. It breaks down the important events of the revolution without much of the authors own interpretation.
Frankly, for a book that has praise from Jack Plumb on the cover one wouldn't expect anything else. If you are a student as I am starting from scratch then after this I would reccomend The Debate on the French Revolution (Issues in Historiography) (Issues in Historiography) as the next one on your reading list and then browsing your way through the indexes of general history books in your library as I have found there are some quite good data in them.
As another reviewer said, as much as Simon Schama is, in my opinion, the best history writer that we have I wouldn't start with 'Citizens' (there are, however a couple very good chapters on the revolution in 'Patriots and Liberators')
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