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Ballad of the anarchist bandits the crime spree that gripped Belle Époque Paris by John M. Merriman

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Organized crime,
  • Anarchists,
  • Murder,
  • Gangs,
  • Brigands and robbers,
  • Criminals,
  • Anarchism,
  • Robbery,
  • Bonnot Gang,
  • History,
  • Biography,
  • Case studies

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-314) and index.

StatementJohn Merriman
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6453.F73 B667 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 327 pages
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26935121M
ISBN 101568589883
ISBN 109781568589886
LC Control Number2017951124
OCLC/WorldCa1004671291

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The Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits: The crime spree that gripped belle époque Paris, is a fascinating, rigorously researched and exquisitely detailed book by John Merriman about the Bonnot gang, a group of professed anarchists who — enraged by the poverty and mistreatment of the working class in Paris — went on a headline-grabbing rampage that /5(2). Fast-paced and gripping, Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits is a tale of idealists and lost causes--and a vivid evocation of Paris in the dizzying years before the horrors of World War I were unleashed. Victor was imprisoned for years for his anarchist beliefs, Bonnot was hunted down and shot dead, and his fellow bandits were sentenced to death by guillotine or lifelong imprisonment. Fast-paced and gripping, Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits is a tale of idealists and lost causes--and a vivid evocation of Paris in the dizzying years before the horrors of World War I were unleashed. Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits reads like a novel. engaging and suspenseful, and the moral underlying in the story, wealth inequality, rings true today. a must-read for fans of history and true crime alike. It grips the reader and pulls you into a tale so wonderful you almost can't believe it's true.—Dan Arel, HuffPost "Author John Merriman.

Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits: The Crime Spree That Gripped Belle Époque Paris Buy this book Merriman’s electrifying narrative follows the gang on their crime spree, from the bank. Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits. Written by John Merriman Review by Helene Williams. Less a ballad than a sprawling stream-of-consciousness recital of facts from crime reports and newspapers, Merriman attempts to bring a Paris crime spree to life. The ballad’s frame is the story of Victor Kibaltchiche and Rirette Maitrejean, two young anarchists. Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits John Merriman. Categories: History. Language: english ISBN File You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts. Fast-paced and gripping, Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits is a tale of idealists and lost causes--and a vivid evocation of Paris in the dizzying years before the horrors of World War I were unleashed."- .

  Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits reads like a novel. engaging and suspenseful, and the moral underlying in the story, wealth inequality, rings true today. a must-read for fans of history and true crime alike. It grips the reader and pulls you into a tale so wonderful you almost can't believe it's true.— Dan Arel, HuffPostPages: Pris: kr. Inbunden, Tillfälligt slut. Bevaka Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits så får du ett mejl när boken går att köpa igen. Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits is a beautifully told story, by turns comic, tragic, hopeful, despairing, and intensely human."—David A. Bell, author of Shadows of . KIRKUS REVIEW. While artists and writers rebelled against aesthetic conventions, anarchists terrorized pre–World War I Paris. The author of several histories of Parisian unrest, Merriman (History/Yale Univ.; Massacre: The Life and the Death of the Paris Commune, , etc.) uncovers the dark side of the famed belle epoque, offering.