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The Fall of Paris by Alistair Horne
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Mar 16, 10

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Read from January 15 to March 16, 2010 — I own a copy

This history of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War and the months of the Paris Commune is a fascinating read. I had never heard about the Commune, until I visited Paris last Summer. I was shocked to find out that there had been a Socialist/Anarchist Revolution in Paris in 1871 and had to know more about it. I looked around and this seemed to be the only English-language book I could find on the topic.

This history does a good job of making the story as readable as any novel and the events are as riveting as a suspense novel. While it tells two stories, they two are completely interlinked.
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