Twilight of the Old Order, 1774-1778

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  • Title: Twilight of the Old Order, 1774-1778
  • Author: Claude Manceron Patricia Wolf
  • ISBN: 9780671680183
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. N en 1923, Claude Manceron a contract la poliomy lite l ge de 11 ans, ce qui l a contraint rester allonger pendant des ann es Adulte, il devient ducateur sp cialis dans un centre pour paralys s A la fin des ann es 1950, il publie son premier livre, un roman consacr aux Cent jours Entr au Comit national des crivains, il fr quente Aragon et signe le manifeste des 121 contre la guerre d Alg rie C est en 1968, install dans l H rault, qu il entreprend son grand projet sur les hommes qui ont fait la R volution Pendant quatre ans, il s immerge dans les archives Le premier volume des Hommes de la libert para t en 1972, le cinqui me en 1987 Il n ira pas au bout de son projet il s teint Rambouillet en 1999 Il a t charg de mission aupr s de Fran ois Mitterrand de 1981 1995.

    2. This is a nice way to learn history: many short-ish (about 2-8 pages each) chapterettes which are vignettes on the lives of famous and not-famous figures living in the years leading up to the French Revolution. We are presented not only with Louis XV, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and her brother the Habsburg emperor Joseph, but cabinet ministers, writers and philosophers (Diderot, Rousseau, Voltaire, Tom Paine, Ben Franklin, Goethe), military men (George Washington, the Marquis de La Fayette), p [...]

    3. Manceron's delightful, almost breathless style fits perfectly for a book rising to the horrific climax of the revolution. He delves deeply into background of his main players, adding exploratory essays on life and literature that begin to assemble his grand picture.

    4. My brother and his partner gave e this series because they didn't like it.Decent book, although it assumes a knowledge of French history that is beyond many average Americans'. Not an "easy read" by any means; a glossary and endnote would have helped. Like Proust but not as dense.In the age of Google and , it might make for a better read.

    5. Manceron is singular in relating history-through anecdotes. comments on history as if there--i.e. "Lafayette has America on the brain." read all four books.

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