Vive la Revolution A Stand-Up History of the French Revolution

ISBN-10: 193185937X
ISBN-13: 9781931859370
Edition: 2006
Authors: Mark Steel
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 12/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 293
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

"Thank goodness . . . for Mark Steel. Engagingly lighthearted while clearly thorough, the author has taken the events of the French Revolution and given them a human face, as well as neatly poking fun at the over-pomposity with which our recent historians have dealt with the period."- The Observer nbsp; "With Vive La Revolution [Steel] examines the raw material of 1789, not so much in search of laughs as in an attempt to reclaim the first popular revolution from the dry historians."- Scotsman nbsp; "A cross between a history of the French Revolution and a spirited defense of the ideals that inspired it."- The Independent nbsp; "Steel expertly guides the reader through the philosophies, protagonists, failures and serious legacy of the events of 1789."- Guardian nbsp; Vive la Revolution is an uproariously serious work of history. Brilliantly funny and insightful, it puts individual people back at the center of the story of the French Revolution, telling this remarkable story as it has never been told before. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; For the Haymarket edition, Steel has added a new preface for North American readers and revised the book to address parallel themes in US history. nbsp; Mark Steel has been a touring stand-up comedian for twenty years. He's written and presented four series of The Mark Steel Solution for BBC Radio 4, and a further four series of The Mark Steel Lectures, now re-created and revised for BBC television. Steel has written frequently for the Guardian and currently has a weekly column in The Independent.

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