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Hist Greatest Defeats: French Revolution

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The Old Regime ruled France for centuries. Comprised of a monarchy, aristocracy, and high-ranking church officials, this tiny elite alone set the rules for Europe's most sophisticated nation. Corrupted by power and wealth, it also bestowed upon itself power, wealth, and privileges denied to the vast majority of France's 25 million people. But by the late 18th century, big ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Lucent Books (first published 2002)
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Riley Barker
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading these books(John M. Dunn, Sean Connolly), despite my usual dislike of nonfiction. It was interesting to experience such a pivotal point in history. Now, I have the chance to compare and contrast the two takes on the story of the Revolution.

First off: the authors. It doesn't take much craft to write nonfiction, but I would like to discuss the organization in which the information is presented. In Dunn's version, each chapter focuses on a subject, usually very broad, and e
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