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Cut Through the Chaos with These 10 French Revolution Books

Get a handle on the decade of instability that changed France—and the world—for good.

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The Giant of the French Revolution

The Giant of the French Revolution

By David Lawday

Marie Antoinette's Confidante

Marie Antoinette's Confidante

By Geri Walton

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Citizens

By Simon Schama

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The French Revolution

By Ian Davidson

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Fatal Purity

By Ruth Scurr

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Twelve Who Ruled

By R.R. Palmer

The First Total War

The First Total War

By David A. Bell

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Liberty or Death

By Peter McPhee

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A Place of Greater Safety

By Hilary Mantel

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Earthly Powers

By Michael Burleigh