I love history, despite the fact that the more I learn, the more I need to learn. For example, I have heard the term Jacobin often--but never fully appreciated their origin or their role in the French Revolution and The Terror. Listening to this audiobook, I thought Robespierre was two words. The first half of this book is an interesting portrayal of how the drive for egalitarianism also led to the Terror, where opponents of the new French Republic were guillotined without mercy.
So now I am reading about Jacobins, The Terror, and several historical figures I never knew were interesting. The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte was almost anticlimactic in comparison to the amazing turmoil of the the French Revolution. Almost. This audiobook also taught me several things about Napoleon.
A new part of history has been opened up to me. I can’t wait to learn more.
Life is an adventure. I read to expand my horizons and write because I must.
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