History's Great Defeats - The French Revolution: The Fall of the Monarchy (History's Great Defeats)

History's Great Defeats - The French Revolution: The Fall of the Monarchy (History's Great Defeats)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 Trouble Brewed For The Old Regime Motivated By National Bankruptcy, Food Shortages, Widespread Discontent, And An Intellectual Crusade Known As The Enlightenment, The French People Brought Down The Old Regime They Also Unleashed One Of History S Most Violent Revolutions One That Shook The World. 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 elaborates on that subject and its presence throughout the entire Revolution However, Connolly s book is written in chapters that are organized by chronological events all chapters being 2 pages exactly On the subject of qualifications, Connolly had an extensive liberal arts education from Williams College, and has released numerous children s books about history They both have done a great job of summarizing and organizing these events I also include a link to a review that I found helpful on demonstrating the craft of Connolly s book www.goodreads.com review show 279374048.The second subject I felt important to address about these books is the subject matter I think that themes from any Revolutionary novel or retelling would include unrest, anger, uprising, and especially death Thousands of spectators watched as a bladed killing device called the guillotine lopped off the king s head Dunn 8 Dunn s retelling opens with this eerie depiction of many of thes

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  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • History's Great Defeats - The French Revolution: The Fall of the Monarchy (History's Great Defeats)
  • John M. Dunn
  • English
  • 17 September 2018
  • 9781590180648