The Unruly City: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

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Product Details

Price
$32.00
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
6.3 X 1.3 X 9.3 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780465022281
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About the Author

Dr. Michael Rapport is a professor of history at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. The author of numerous books, Rapport lives in Stirling, Scotland.

Reviews

"A refreshingly vibrant narrative. At times, [Rapport's] political study could almost double as a travelogue."
--New York Times Book Review
"Highly readable.... [Rapport] has an excellent eye for the arresting anecdote or apt quotation.... He also excels at literary portraiture, painting quick but vivid sketches of well-known figures from Mary Wollstonecraft to Maximilien Robespierre."--Wall Street Journal
[Rapport] creates a richly textured picture of 18th-century urban life, and how it varied among the three cities... in [his] hands, the cities become players in the story, not simply backdrops for the turmoil of the Age of Revolutions."--Shelf Awareness
"[An] eye-opening comparative history.... Rapport's in-depth research into these three cities at war is significant, the similarities and differences making the story all the more fascinating."--Kirkus Reviews
"Rapport has combined academic scholarship with a well-paced, engaging writing style to produce an exceptional work of comparative late-18th-century political and urban history."--Publishers Weekly, starred review