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  • French Legends: The Life and Legacy of Maximilien Robespierre

  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
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In many ways it is fitting that Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794) is one of the best known figures of the French Revolution. The early years of the Revolution were fueled by Enlightenment ideals, seeking the social overthrow of the caste system that gave the royalty and aristocracy decisive advantages over the lower classes. Few were as vocal in their support of Enlightenment ideals as Robespierre. But the Reign of Terror became the most memorable aspect of the Revolution, and Robespierre's position made him the Reign of Terror's instrumental figure.

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  • By Amazon Customer on 09-17-17

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Reviewed: 09-17-17

This would not get an "A" if it were turned in as a college essay -- considering its level of writing, research and analysis.