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The Fourteenth of July: And the Taking of the Bastille
Using contemporary accounts, often by eyewitnesses, Prendergast describes the Bastille prison, its reputation as France's most feared place of incarceration; its storming by the armed populace, and the momentous aftermath...And then richly and fascinatingly he shows how the celebration of this extraordinary day, truly one of those which have shaped the world, became part o...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Profile Books
(first published July 10th 2008)
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