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The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune 1870-71

 
 
 
 
The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune 1870-71
Author: Alistair Horne
ISBN 13: 9780141030630
ISBN 10: 141030631
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2007-11-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $17.00
 
 

From Alistair Horne's grand trilogy on French history-two magisterial works now back in print

In 1870, Paris was the center of Europe, the font of culture, fashion, and invention. Ten months later Paris had been broken by a long Prussian siege, its starving citizens reduced to eating dogs, cats, and rats, and France had been forced to accept the humiliating surrender terms dictated by the Iron Chancellor Bismarck. To many, the fall of Paris seemed to be the fall of civilization itself. Alistair Horne's history of the Siege and its aftermath is a tour de force of military and social history, rendered with the sweep and color of a great novel.