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Allen, Rodney
The French Revolution of 1789 did not set out to end the French monarchy. It aimed to create liberal constitutional government, with the king continuing to be responsible for national administration. This objective was believed to have been attained by the establishment of the Constitution of September 1791. However, radicals were not satisfied and France's declaration of war against Austria in April 1792 enhanced fears of counter-revolution led by aristocratic emigre forces based in Coblenz. Although the king tried to distance himself from the aristocratic faction, radical politicians agitated increasingly against the monarchy. On the fateful day of the 10th August 1792, Louis XVI was abandoned by the constitutionalists, and only the Swiss Guards, reacting autonomously to an impossible situation, made a real effort to protect him. The chain of events following the fall of the king led to the September Massacres and, for two years, a regime of growing political terror led to hundreds of thousands perishing as a result of the guillotine, mass executions and civil war. Of longer-term consequence was the undermining of political legitimacy in France which established a fertile ground for political upheaval, which may be argued to have continued as far as the student rebellion of 1968. The high drama of the crucial 24 hours in Paris from the afternoon of 9th August offers the unity of time and place of classical tragedy. The author describes in detail what happened, through a careful analysis of eye-witness accounts, official minutes of institutions and journalists' reports. The stories of how a number of witnesses escaped death and succeeded in leaving France give added human interest. 248pp.
Sutton Publishing, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. Reprint. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0750920300
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Inventory #24349
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Hubbard, Ruth
Previous owners inscription to ffep.238pp.
Common Courage Press, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Printing. . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
ISBN: 156751040X
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Inventory #25872
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Kruk, Laurie (editor)
Literature in Canada and from Canada is now achieving an international audience and wide global acclaim. This volume is a 'who's who' of the literary genre known as the short story. Each of these writers is known not just as a short story writer but also as novelist, poet, playwright, novelist. They all represent some of the best and most successful writers in Canada -- from the west coast, through to the east coast. Most of them are now renowned and best-selling authors internationally. 260pp.
Mosaic Press/International Publishers, Incorporated, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0889627983
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Inventory #18489
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Hewitson, Jim
EX LIBRARY.Lacks ffep.One label one stamp.Following up his previous journey among the Scots in America, Jim Hewitson moves to the second great area of Scottish settlement - Australia and New Zealand. Focusing on the period up until World War II, the book examines in an anecdotal style the impact of the Scots - both positive and negative in the shaping of new lands, their continuing Scottishness, their integration and their achievements.308pp.
Canongate, 1998, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Ex Library. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0862417759
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Inventory #23118
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Tolstoy, Leo
This book is an introduction to the high humanitarian ideas of the great Russian writer and philosopher Leo Tolstoy. It was inspired by the portrait reproduced on the cover dustjacket. The inscription on the portrait was written, in Russian, by Alexandra Lvovna Tolstoy, youngest daughter of the world famous writer and presented to the author, Michael Levin, on the occasion of his visit to her in 1977 at her home in upstate New York. In translation, the inscription reads: My father once said: 'Believing gives soulful peace; sense of divine soul gives power'. These words of his have always helped me in life. And I am happy that you helped people - tourists - when they came to bow their heads at his grave. 204pp.
The Levin Press, 0, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. Third Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780962847349
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Inventory #20834
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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