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1 Gaxotte, Pierre Louis the XV and His Times
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1934 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
358 pages, plates, frontispiece (portrait) , ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the preface, "Louis the Fifteenth has been judged wholly and solely on the testimony of his enemies." From Wikipedia: "Pierre Gaxotte (19 November 1895 – 21 November 1982) was a French historian. Gaxotte was born in Revigny-sur-Ornain, Meuse. He began his career as a history teacher at the Lycée Charlemagne and later worked as a columnist for Le Figaro. Over the course of his life he authored numerous historical studies, and was elected to the Académie française in 1953. He is famous for his critical vision of the French Revolution, notably in The French Revolution (1928) , and for his rehabilitation of the French 18th century (Louis XV's Century, 1933). He is also known as a right-wing journalist of the Entre-deux-Guerres period." ; Ex-Library 
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2 SCHAMA, SIMON Citizens. A chronicle of the French Revolution.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1989 0394559487 / 9780394559483 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
948 pages, well illustrated, maps, cloth, dust jacket, very good. From Library Journal: "The appearance of this book is certain to be one of the main publishing events of the bicentennial year of the French Revolution. It blends gritty details about everyday life with an old-fashioned, dramatic narrative form. Among other things, Schama argues that the Old Regime fell not because it was stagnant but because it was moving too fast. Unlike Marxists and "new historians, " Schama stresses the importance of individual events and people. He detects the emergence of a patriotic culture of citizenship in the decades preceding 1789 and explains how citizenship came to be a public expression of an idealized family during the Revolution. " ; 948 pages 
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3 SCHAMA, SIMON Citizens. A chronicle of the French Revolution.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1989 0394559487 / 9780394559483 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
948 pages, well illustrated, maps, cloth, dust jacket, very good. From Library Journal: "The appearance of this book is certain to be one of the main publishing events of the bicentennial year of the French Revolution. It blends gritty details about everyday life with an old-fashioned, dramatic narrative form. Among other things, Schama argues that the Old Regime fell not because it was stagnant but because it was moving too fast. Unlike Marxists and "new historians, " Schama stresses the importance of individual events and people. He detects the emergence of a patriotic culture of citizenship in the decades preceding 1789 and explains how citizenship came to be a public expression of an idealized family during the Revolution. " ; 948 pages 
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