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Siege and Commune of Paris Collection (ca. 1870-1871): Tombs, Robert. The War Against Paris, 1871

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Tombs, Robert. The War Against Paris, 1871

Primarily concerned with the an examination of the military contexts surrounding the 1870 Siege, the Paris Commune, and defeat of the Communards in May of 1871, Tombs examines the manner in which the Left came to dominate memory of this period. Though surviving evidence is incomplete, the author presents a successful "imaginative reconstruction" of the period. The book contains illustrations, a glossary, maps of Paris, appendices, and an index.