Blood of Revolution by Erik Durschmied
From the Reign of Terror to the Rise of Khomeini

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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.

About Erik Durschmied

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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
Published January 1, 2002 by Arcade Publishing. 336 pages
Genres: History, War, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Readers who can stay with the myriad facts as they arrive in rapid succession are rewarded by moments that crystallize revolutionary pathos: in 1967, Che Guevara’s bullet-riddled body lies in a Bolivian schoolhouse while nearby some of South America’s poorest peasants, by choice totally oblivious...

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