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A New World Begins

Written by: Jeremy D. Popkin
Narrated by: Pete Cross,Jeremy D. Popkin
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The principles of the French Revolution remain the only possible basis for a just society - even if, after more than 200 years, they are more contested than ever before. In A New World Begins, Jeremy D. Popkin offers a riveting account of the revolution that puts the listener in the thick of the debates and the violence that led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of a new society. 

We meet Mirabeau, Robespierre, and Danton, in all of their brilliance and vengefulness; we witness the failed escape and execution of Louis XVI; we see women demanding equal rights and Black slaves wresting freedom from revolutionaries who hesitated to act on their own principles; and we follow the rise of Napoleon out of the ashes of the Reign of Terror.

Based on decades of scholarship, A New World Begins will stand as the definitive treatment of the French Revolution.

©2019 Jeremy D. Popkin (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Learned a lot

This was a great book to learn about the French Revolution from the revolutionaries’ side rather than from the monarchy’s point of view I.e. Marie Antoinette.

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Obviously can't cover everything but does a great job in what it does cover. Perhaps not the best introductory work in the French Revolution though.

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Good book - seemed to rush the end

Great overview, good for a beginner. The latter phases of the directory and Napoleon seemed to be rushed but good book nonetheless.

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