Jean Paul Marat: scientist and revolutionary

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Humanity Books, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 285 pages
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Marat, a central character in one of history's most significant social transformations, has been alternately hailed as a heroic leader in the French Revolution and condemned as a bloodthirsty fanatic. During the Revolution, Marat was a crusading, agitational journalist. Before the Revolution, however, he was a scholar, scientist, and medical doctor. Unlike previous biographies, which have concentrated on the last four years of his fifty-year life, this one covers both of Marat's "two lives".

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Clifford Conner has published a number of articles on the history of science in scholarly journals and has participated in international colloquia on various subjects, including the history of science. He taught history in the Cuny system (John Jay College and Lehman College) for several years before deciding to devote his full time to writing.

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