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The Lost King of France: How DNA Solved the Mystery of the Murdered Son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
by Deborah Cadbury

the 200 year old mystery of what happened to the son of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI solved

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French Revolution Bestsellers


History Channel French Revolution

DVD dramatic recreation - part of the Shaping of the Western World Series

by Simon Schama

a rich and detailed account of the French Revolution

The Old Regime and the French Revolution (University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Vol 7) edited by John W. Boyer cover
The Days of the French Revolution
by Christopher Hibbert

a well written and very readable narrative account of the major events of French Revolution

The Oxford History of the French Revolution
by William Doyle

a clear and balanced picture of the French Revolution


The French Revolution
History Channel DVD

Narrated by Edward Herrmann (The Aviator, Gilmore Girls), The French Revolution explores this watershed event through the visual medium of DVD  

The Great Cat Massacre: and Other Episodes in French Cultural History
by Robert Darnton

An entertaining window into the France of the Old Regime on the eve of the revolution - the France of ordinary people - "Striking, original, and often very clever." Time Magazine

Reflections on the Revolution in France
by Edmund Burke (1790)

Burke's critical commentary of the French Revolution is an important  work for an understanding of  the basis of conservatism

The Old Regime and the French Revolution
by Alexis de Tocqueville

first published in 1856, this book quickly became a historical classic for its attempt to make sense of the revolution

 The Coming of the French Revolution
by Georges Lefebvres

The Social Contract
by Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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