Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune

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The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 days in 1871, but during that short time it gave rise to some of the grandest political dreams of the nineteenth century-before culminating in horrific violence.Following the disastrous French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, hungry and politically disenchanted Parisians took up arms against their government in the name of a more just society. They expelled loyalists and soldiers and erected barricades in the streets. In Massacre , John Merriman introduces a cast of inimitable ...

Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune 2014, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780465020171

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