The most complete book yet for young people on the French Revolution during this 200th-anniversary year. Ban field's basic...

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THE RIGHTS OF MAN, THE REIGN OF TERROR: The Story of the French Revolution

The most complete book yet for young people on the French Revolution during this 200th-anniversary year. Ban field's basic approach is chronological, with information organized in phases of the six-year period from 1789 to the rise of Napoleon. She introduces each sequence of events with a scene that swiftly delineates some of the most dramatic moments, then flashes back to fill in the framework. Numerous chunks of information--organized under such broad headings as ""Facts and Figures"" and ""Characters in the Revolutionary Drama""--are interspersed throughout. Although well researched, this is unevenly written, the prose varying from sensational to plodding. Useful if not inspiring. Good notes: index. Illustrations not seen.

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1989

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 256

Publisher: Lippincott

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15, 1989