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Paris In The Terror : June 1793 - June 1794
Paris In The Terror June 1793 - June 1794 Author:Loomis, Stanley They are, all of them, powerful personalities, and Stanley Loomis's intimate study of them and their contributions to the Terror is of utmost fascination. The handsome and aristocratic young woman from Narmandy, Marie-Charlotte de Corday, was typical of the early, idealistic pahse of the Revolution, and her murder of Marat, as he sat in his bat... more »h, climaxes the first section of the book. The middle part follows the careers of the ambitious, egocentric Mme. Roland and the likable Rabelaisian figure Danton, whose mistakes put Robespierre in power and himself on the guillotine.
The final section recreates the Great Terror, the four months when Robespierre, cruel, sexless, and preoccupied with "virtue", and his chief henchman, St Just, the handsome "Angel of Death," reigned over mass butchery the ilke of which was not to be seen again until Stalin's Russia and Hitler's Germany.« less