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In September 1870, everyone in Paris prepared for a siege. Some of them also prepared for revolution. Direct Link: 8.3- The Government of National Defense Remember: Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Revolutions
Napoleon III hoped a war with Prussia would save his Empire. Instead it destroyed his Empire. Direct Link: 8.2- The Franco-Prussian War Remember: Hardball Times Article: Shohei Ohtani, The Bambino, and Bullet Joe This Week In Baseball History: Episode 47 - Leon Day Plays Two Ways Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Revolutions
First as tragedy, then as farce. Direct Link: 8.1- The Second French Empire Fundraiser: Sponsor: Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Revolutions
Now Open! Announcement: 2018 Revolutions Fundraiser! wLink: Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Revolutions
Let's figure out what the heck happened in 1848 Direct Link: 7.33- What the Heck Just Happened Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Revolutions
The bitter end of the Revolutions of 1848 arrived in the summer of 1849. Direct Link: 7.32- The Bitter End Visit Audible! Recs: The Storm Before the Storm (duh) and 30 Greatest Orchestral Workd Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Revolutions
As the walls close in on the Revolutions of 1848, the final loose ends will be ground up by millstones, but still stamp the future with fertile soil to grow new liberty trees. Direct Link: 7.31- The Assembly of the Damned Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at Revolutions
Wherein the King of Prussia is offered a dog's collar. Direct Link: 7.30- The Crown From the Gutter Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at Revolutions
In Dec 1848, the Austrian Empire got a new Emperor. Direct Link: 7.29- The New Emperor Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at Revolutions
In Dec 1848, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was elected president of France. Direct Link: 7.28- Prince President Bonaparte Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2018 at Revolutions
In November 1848, the Pope took flight. Direct Link: 7.27- The Flight of the Pope Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Revolutions
After the Emperor declared war on Hungary, Vienna launched an uprising in October 1848. Direct Link: 7.26- The Battle For Vienna Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Revolutions
The Frankfurt Parliament is the symbol of the liberal German Revolution of 1848. That's not a compliment. Direct Link: 7.25- The Parliament of Professors Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Revolutions
In the summer of 1848, the forces of counter-revolution began to get the upper hand in central Europe. Direct Link: 7.24- The Turn Of The Tide Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Revolutions
On March 23, 1848 the Kingdom of Piedmont declared war on Austria. Direct Link: 7.23- The First War of Italian Independence Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Revolutions
In April of 1848, the Hungarians won the right to national self-government. But what about the other nations of the Kingdom of Hungary? Direct Link: 7.22- The April Laws Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at Revolutions
The Austrian Imperial Ministry had a habit of cracking down, but then backing down. Direct Link: 7.21- Cracking Down and Backing Down Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Revolutions
With German unification on the way, the question became who exactly was going to be unified anyway? Direct Link: 7.20- Where Do You Draw The Line? Give a Gift Get A Gift: Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Revolutions
In June 1848, France discovered class conflict. Direct Link: 7.19- The June Days Give a Gift Get A Gift: Subscribe to Hardcore History Addendum Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2017 at Revolutions
The Provisional Government of France wanted a political revolution NOT a social revolution. Direct Link: 7.18- Democracy In Action Give a Gift Get A Gift: Tour! 12/4/17 LOS ANGELES, CA Barnes & Noble -- The Grove, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 12/5/17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Book Passage, 6:00 PM Reading + Signing 12/6/17 PORTLAND, OR Powell's Books, 7:30 PM Back where it all began 12/7/17 SEATTLE, WA Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Revolutions
In March 1848, both Milan and Venice revolted against Austrian rule. Direct Link: 7.17- The Five Days of Milan Order the Storm Before The Storm: West Coast Tour: Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Revolutions
The fall of the July Monarchy set off a chain reaction throughout Germany that climaxed with intense fighting in Berlin. Direct Link: 7.16- We Crawled On Our Stomachs Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Revolutions
On your feet, Magyar, the homeland calls! The time is here, now or never! Shall we be slaves or free? This is the question, choose your answer Direct link: 7.15- Slaves No More Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Revolutions
My beautiful children, whom I love, passed me a pretty bad cold on Friday and my voice has been thrashed ever since. I kept hoping it would clear up so I could record, but it's not happening. Tried and failed. So we're in a holding pattern. When I stop sounding like an 85 year old pirate I will record and publish the launch of the Hungarian Revolution... Mike Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Revolutions
On March 13, 1848, Metternich fell. Direct Link: 7.14- The Fall of Metternich New York Times Bestseller List! Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Revolutions