Bastille Day

Paris in the Terror by Stanley Loomis

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Book Review
Published Date: 
Sunday, December 10, 2000
Hacienda Publishing Inc.

The reader could say that this compelling tome about the breathtaking events of the French Revolution during the Reign of Terror really comprises three books in one --- three human conflict stories carefully webbed into the sinister tapestry of the French Revolution, particularly during the Reign of Terror (June 1793 to July 1794).

Bastille Day And The French Revolution (Part I): The Ancien Régime and the Storming of the Bastille

Article Type: 
Published Date: 
Thursday, July 15, 2004

July 14 is Bastille Day, a national holiday in France that commemorates 215 years from the day a Parisian mob stormed the "infamous" prison and commenced the upheaval of the French Revolution. The collapse of Soviet communism should not deter the invocation of the dreadful legacy of the French Revolution, the same revolution that a century later inspired the even bloodier Russian Revolution and its communist aftermath.