Books Citizens A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama Paperback, 948 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $29.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleCitizensSubtitleA Chronicle of the French RevolutionAuthorSimon Schama Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Explores the French Revolution in terms of the vitality and infatuation with technology that motivated French citizenry toward change and the conflicting, strained economics frustrating their visions for France Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Also by Simon Schama The Power of Art The Story of the Jews The Face of Britain Rough Crossings The American Future Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Citizens Chris Dawson/iStockphoto.com Three Books... Heads Will Roll: Three Bastille Day Reads July 14, 2011 Today France celebrates Bastille Day, commemorating one of the best-known events of the 1789 Revolution. Author Penelope Rowlands gives those unfamiliar with the French Revolution a reality check with these three accounts that give new meaning to the term c'est la vie.