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1 ANDRESS, DAVID. The French Revolution And The People.
Hambledon and London, London and New York: 204. 185285295X / 9781852852955 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A portrait of the common people of France, in the towns and in the countryside; in Paris and Lyon; and in the Vendee, Britanny and Provence. Popular grievances and reactions affected the events and outcome of the Revolution at all stages, and in turn everyone in France was affected by the Revolution. The French Revolution and the People is a vivid story of conflict, violence and death, but there were winners as well as losers and not all the suffering was in vain, as the injustices of the Ancien Regime were thrown off. Includes an Index. 
Price: 34.63 USD
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2 BROGAN, D. W. The Price Of Revolution.
Harper & Brothers, New York: 1951. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition considering its age but dustjacket is somewhat worn. 
The world of today, and of tomorrow, has been made by revolutions. Since the American Declaration of Independence the idea of change through violence has been the all-powerful one of modrern times. In this book, which covers a vast range of human experience with an entirely fresh approach, one of the most brilliant and most incisive of modern historians takes a hard look at the high cost of revolutions. Includes an Index. "The verve and punch of his style (irrespective of whom or what he is hitting) are irresistible. . . ." - The Listener 
Price: 15.39 USD
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3 LUTTWAK, EDWARD N. Coup D'tat: A Practical Handbook, Revised Edition.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2016. Revised Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Coup d'État astonished readers when it first appeared in 1968 because it showed, step by step, how governments could be overthrown. Translated into sixteen languages, it has inspired anti-coup precautions by regimes around the world. In addition to these detailed instructions, Edward Luttwak's revised handbook offers an altogether new way of looking at political power—one that considers, for example, the vulnerability to coups of even the most stable democracies in the event of prolonged economic distress. The world has changed dramatically in the past half century, but not the essence of the coup d'tat. It still requires the secret recruitment of military officers who command the loyalty of units well placed to seize important headquarters and key hubs in the capital city. The support of the armed forces as a whole is needed only in the aftermath, to avoid countercoups. And mass support is largely irrelevant, although passive acceptance is essential. To ensure it, violence must be kept to a minimum. The ideal coup is swift and bloodless. Very violent coups rarely succeed, and if they trigger a bloody civil war they fail utterly. Luttwak identifies conditions that make countries vulnerable to a coup, and he outlines the necessary stages of planning, from recruitment of coconspirators to postcoup promises of progress and stability. But much more broadly, his investigation of coups—updated for the twenty-first century—uncovers important truths about the nature of political power. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches, 19 line illustrations, 23 tables. Edward N. Luttwak serves or has served as a contractor for the Office of Net Assessment of the U.S. Department of Defense and for the U.S. armed forces, and as a consultant to the U.S. National Security Council, the White House Chief of Staff, and several allied governments. "Additions bringing this work into the twenty-first century include Luttwak's observations about how coup plotters in the age of the internet must now take control of more than the central television station to control public propaganda… It offers as much wisdom on the counter-coup as on the coup itself… It remains in print more than forty years after it was written and still commands sales. The reason may be that it is a good read: wry, observant and practical."—Charles Glass, The Times Literary Supplement "This short book is…wicked, truthful, and entertaining. The author, after outlining a step-by-step procedure for bringing about a coup, analyzes modern (post-Second World War) coups, and points out why some succeeded and others failed."—The New Yorker "An extraordinarily competent and well-written work, displaying very wide knowledge of the ways in which coups, both successful and unsuccessful, have actually been organized."—The Times Literary Supplement "Coup d'État demonstrates that scholarly analysis can be good social science and at the same time fun to read. It is nontechnical in approach and informal in style… Moreover, Edward Luttwak's familiarity with the basic concepts and problems of political science is evident throughout. He is seldom superficial and never trivial in his treatment of his subject. The result is a book of value to everyone interested in the sudden changes of government that occur so frequently in many parts of the world and also curious as to why they so often seem to result in more of the same… We can all have the satisfaction of understanding the strategies and techniques employed, and we can enjoy learning them from this lucid and witty book."—Virginia Quarterly Review 
Price: 24.23 USD
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4 RUSSO, STEPHANIE. Women In Revolutionary Debate: Female Novelists From Burney To Austen.
HES & DE GRAAF, Houten: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In the later eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries, novels were believed to have the power to shape and/or change behaviour, and, by implication, affect the political landscape of society on a large scale. The English response to the French Revolution can be traced through a reading of the novels of the period. The French Revolution in itself was indelibly associated with the domestic arena, and, thus, by extension, with women. Again and again in novels of the period, and particularly in women's novels, the stability, or otherwise, of the family reflects the stability of government and of the nation. It was through the medium of the novel that women could enter the debate on revolution, using their novels as means through which to explore many of the dominant social and political issues of the day. The novel, more often than not set in the family home, was a medium uniquely suited to an exploration of revolutionary ideologies in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The emerging form of the novel offered a unique opportunity for women to present new, challenging perspectives on the revolutionary crisis of the 1790s. The works of Frances Burney, Charlotte Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Robinson, Maria Edgeworth, Mrs Bullock and Jane Austen, all occupy an important place in this debate, and indeed, in the history of the novel. They demonstrate that women were at the forefront of development of the form of the novel itself. Stephanie Russo is a lecturer at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Her research is focused on the eighteenth-and nineteenth-century novel, focusing particularly on gender, sexuality, politics, the history of ideas, and representations of revolution and counter-revolution. She is co-editor of The French Revolution and the British Novel in the Romantic Period, with A.D. Cousins and Dani Napton, and is currently working on a monograph of the novels of Mary Robinson. 
Price: 80.28 USD
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