Review of 'The Terror', David Andress, Little, Brown £20.00
From the learned disquisitions of François Furet to Carry On Don't Lose Your Head, the French revolutionary Terror of the 1790s is a familiar theme, usually with the attached warning, 'Try to make a revolution and this is what you get.'
So anything that helps to understand these events is valuable. David Andress's new book is of some help, but unfortunately not an awful lot. It is thorough and well researched, but alongside useful information contains many trivial anecdotes.