The Bastille Falls (Pocket Penguins 70's)

The Bastille Falls (Pocket Penguins 70's)

by SimonSchama (Author)


In May 2005 Penguin will publish 70 unique titles to celebrate the company's 70th birthday. The titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth of quality of the Penguin list and will hark back to Penguin founder Allen Lane's vision of good books for all'. Simon Schama is famous as one of the UK's greatest popularizers of history, whose books and TV series have enthralled huge audiences through their gripping storytelling. Citizens, his award-winning account of the French Revolution, has continued to be one of Penguin's most popular history titles since it was first published in 1989. This extract takes us into the heart of the revolution's ferment as the angry crowd storm the Bastille



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: 06 May 2005

ISBN 10: 014102240X
ISBN 13: 9780141022406

Author Bio
Simon Schama is University Professor in Art History and History at Columbia University in New York, and one of the best-known scholars in Britain in any field. He is the prize-winning author of numerous books, including Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations), Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes and three volumes of A History of Britain. He is also the writer-presenter of historical and art-historical documentaries for BBC Television. He lives outside New York City with his wife and children.