TWELVE WHO RULED: The Committee of Public Safety during the Terror by R. R. Palmer

TWELVE WHO RULED: The Committee of Public Safety during the Terror

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The resemblance between the period of terror during the French Revolution and the terror of modern dictatorships gives this a timeliness which does not, however, succeed in marking the book as one for the general reader. The job is of amazing proportions in research and detail, in its scrutiny of the men who instituted the Reign of Terror, their policies, their deeds, the nightmare of horrors, the organization and the conditions it engendered, the final defeat of the reign, minutely examined, weighed and appraised. Parallel drawn to today's dictators, used for anti-republican purposes.

Publisher: Princeton Press