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Ruth Scurr is an Affiliated Lecturer and College Fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. She is the author of “Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution,” 2006.
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This is the Paris you never knew: From the Revolution to the present, two new books deliver a series of astonishing stories, all stranger than fiction, of the lives of the great, the near-great, and the forgotten.
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