Books by Colin Jones

VERSAILLES by Colin Jones
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A brisk and richly detailed history of a significant place."
Drawing on a burgeoning of recent research and scholarship, as well as memoirs and chronicles, Jones (History/Queen Mary Univ. and Univ. of Chicago; The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris, 2014, etc.) creates an adroit overview of the transformation of Versailles from a rustic hunting lodge to France's most sumptuous palace. Read full book review >
PARIS by Colin Jones
Released: April 25, 2005

"Imperfect but, still, entertaining and informative."
The history of Paris from "earliest times" until tomorrow. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2003

"Still: a novel approach to the study of 18th-century French history."
Sure, the Sun King was a putz. But did things have to end so badly for the French monarchy? Read full book review >