Title Robespierre: A Study.
Book Condition Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition First American Edition. Second Impression.
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons - Knickerbocker Press, New York: 1928.
Seller ID 61314X1
According to the author, "The story of Robespierre, and particularly of his end, is briefly this: The man had come to be regarded as the incarnation of the Mountain, that is,of the intense Republicans. The simple imagination of the populace,seeing in him the obvious and unquestioned chief of the moment, ascribed all to him, and particualrly the abnormal tyranny which during Robespierre's last two years was imposed by the Committee of Public Safety. Robespierre, thus finding himself idol,lacked just that measure of courage or (what is strange in a fanatic) of sincerity,which would have permitted a confession of the illusion." Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Robspierre, French Revolution, France, Hillaire Belloc, Jacobins, Biography, St. Just, Biography, Louis XVI, Ancien Regime).