The Terrible Year

The Terrible Year The Paris Commune, 1871

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Synopsis

A bestselling historian on a crucial episode in French history.

Beneath the glittering façade of Louis-Napoleon's Second Empire there were forces of seething social and political unrest. When France succumbed to the Prussian invaders these forces came to the surface and the Commune took over.

It ruled for only a brief seventy days before it died in a holocaust of fire and bloodshed that was far worse than anything perpetrated during France's Great Revolution of 1789, but it left behind an indelible mark which spread far beyond the boundaries of France.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781842127599
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 944.361081
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 174g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 15mm