I need a history book!
September 3, 2012 6:45 PM Subscribe
I need help with a book suggestion! All my particulars found within, within, within..
posted by kbanas to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Started off with Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and With the Old Breed and Helmet for my Pillow and then had my fill of World War 2 for a little while. However, I was enticed to move backward, and so read The Guns of August about World War 1. And then I was compelled by history to go back even farther, so I could understand root causes and also because it was very interesting, so then I read The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune about the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. Well, now I've finished with that.
So, I'd like to read a good history book (in similar vein to above) about the French revolution in 1848. Or, maybe, the history from the initial French Revolution in 1789 - 1799 through the two subsequent revolutions in 1830 and 1848.
It's getting harder to find books and know what's going to be over my head as I move backward. Any advice appreciated!
I've read the other AskMe on the topic, and answers weren't entirely inspiring. Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution doesn't appear to be available for Kindle (OH BOO HOO) and Mark Steel's Vive La Revolution makes me afraid. Is it good? I mean, really?