Blood of Revolution: From the Reign of Terror to the Rise of Khomeini, Volume 1964

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Arcade Publishing, 2002 - History - 392 pages
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Starting on the eve of the French Revolution in the late 1780s, Durschmied not only describes the dramatic events but enriches each of these historic upheavals by quoting the protagonists on both sides. Letting facts and quotations speak for themselves, he sets forth and analyzes the French, Mexican, and Russian revolutions, the failed "putsch" against Hitler in 1944, the Cuban Revolution, and finally the Iranian Revolution that ousted the Shah in 1979. Each revolution has its own dynamic and fascinating cast of characters, but all too often, as this wonderfully researched work shows, the end result is the same: mayhem, betrayal, and death.
 

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Blood of revolution: from the Reign of Terror to the rise of Khomeini

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A journalist and military historian based in France, Durschmied here presents an engaging account of selected revolutions in modern history. "Revolution is born of hope and its philosophy is ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
17941809
72
18151910
89
19171918
189
19201944
228
AprilAugust 1945
246
19451959
280
19681979
308
Epilogue
368
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About the author (2002)

Durschmied was born in Vienna. After World War II he emigrated to Canada. A television correspondent for the BBC and CBS, he has covered conflicts in Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Belfast, Beirut, and Cuba, and won numerous awards.q

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