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  • The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution

  • By: Timothy Tackett
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Summary

Between 1793 and 1794, thousands of French citizens were imprisoned and hundreds sent to the guillotine by a powerful dictatorship that claimed to be acting in the public interest. Only a few years earlier, revolutionaries had proclaimed a new era of tolerance, equal justice, and human rights. How and why did the French Revolution's lofty ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity descend into violence and terror?

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  • DUCKLover
  • 24-10-20

Interesting background into French attitudes

I don't claim to know much of French society and culture. But I have frequently been puzzled by some of their usual actions in history.
This lends some insight to their actions.

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  • john
  • 15-06-21

Terrible Accent

I'm only an hour in and the narrator's horrible french accent is killing me. I can't even understand what he's trying to say half the time. The author seems to have an engaging style, but it's really hard to tell with this guy's garbling pulling me right out of the story.

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