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Twelve Who Ruled

The Year of the Terror in the French Revolution
Narrated by: David Stifel
Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
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The Reign of Terror continues to fascinate scholars as one of the bloodiest periods in French history, when the Committee of Public Safety strove to defend the first Republic from its many enemies, creating a climate of fear and suspicion in revolutionary France. 

R. R. Palmer's fascinating narrative follows the Committee's deputies individually and collectively, recounting and assessing their tumultuous struggles in Paris and their repressive missions in the provinces. 

A foreword by Isser Woloch explains why this book remains an enduring classic in French revolutionary studies.

©1941 Princeton University Press; Foreword to the Princeton Classic Edition copyright 2005 by Princeton University Press (P)2020 Tantor

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Detail, Nuance & Depth

The best book on the Committee of Public Safety, incredible story with meaningful and considered Nuance on the most contested topics. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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