This isn't that much of a book to study intensly or to base a module on. However, the narrative style does solidify a firm chronological base that is essential when considering the debates on the revolution. Schama does make a case for violence being the "motor of the revolution" but he is ultimatly unconvincing in his argument. This is a flaw of his reliance on anecdotal history, however the anecdotes make the book readable. It is not vital to read this but it can be useful when adding tot he tessera of causes that one must take in to account when evaluating the revolution.