CHARLES FRANKLIN WARWICK (1852–1913)
Mirabeau And The French Revolution (1905)
"When I began these pages it was with the intention of preparing a course of lectures; but as the work progressed I, at last, decided to put the material gathered into book form. My original design was to trace briefly the causes of the French Revolution, and to group its principal events around Mirabeau, then Danton, and, lastly, Robespierre,—the men who were the manifestation of the Revolution in its three distinctive periods. This purpose is not wholly abandoned, for I hope to find time in the moments stolen from the duties of an exacting profession to carry out the plan as first conceived. My present purpose is to follow this book with the biographies of Danton and Robespierre." (Preface)
Danton And The French Revolution (1908)
"When "Mirabeau and the French Revolution" was published, I stated that it would be followed in turn by the Lives of Danton and Robespierre, that it was my purpose to trace briefly the causes of the Revolution and group its principal events around these men who were the manifestation of the Revolution in its three distinctive periods. Although each book will be separate and complete in itself, the three volumes will form a series covering the entire period of the Revolution." (Preface)
Robespierre And The French Revolution (1909)
"This is the last volume in a series of three books on the three most distinguished and representative men in each of the three distinctive periods of the French Revolution. The first volume is on Mirabeau, who dominated the Revolution from the meeting of the States-General in May, 1789, until his death in April, 1791, and whose purpose was to save the monarchy by but to restrict its arbitrary power by constitutional limitations. The second volume is on Danton, who became, after the death of Mirabeau, the representative of the radical republican sentiment and was the controlling figure during the period that witnessed the overthrow of the monarchy, the establishment of the republic and the execution of the king. This, the third volume, is on Robespierre, the ruling spirit during the "Reign of Terror", from the expulsion of the Girondins until his execution in July, 1794.
It is not contended, of course, that the French Revolution can be divided by exact metes and bounds into three separate periods; but Mirabeau, Danton, and Robespierre, more than any other leaders of that era, stood in the periods they dominated as the representatives of the prevailing principles and purposes of the Revolution.
As was originally stated, it has been my intention to trace briefly the causes of the Revolution and to group its principal events around these three men. Although each book is separate and complete in itself, the three volumes form a series covering the entire period of the Revolution." (Preface)
Napoleon And The End Of The French Revolution (1910)
"This book is a sequel to my works on Mirabeau, Danton, and Robespierre and their part in the French Revolution. The Revolution made Napoleon. He was its embodiment, its natural sequence ; it culminated in him ; he stood between its chaos and a Bourbon restoration and although a usurper and a despot he saved the salient principles of that great political upheaval and prevented an immediate and a permanent return to the abuses of the ancient regime. He brought order out of chaos, organized the government upon a stable basis, re-established the church, fostered a spirit of religious toleration, and compiled a Code which secured equality before the law. His ambition carried France to a transcendent glory and at last left her humiliated, exhausted, and stripped of her conquests; but he had given to her people a better form of government and a more beneficent rule than they had ever enjoyed and this made it impossible for his successors to restore the offensive features of the Bourbon monarchy." (Preface)
Warwick's Keystone Commonwealth: A Review Of The History Of The Great State Of Pennsylvania, And A Brief Record Of The Growth Of Its Chief City, Philadelphia (1913)
"THIS is not a history of deep research. My physical condition has been such that during its composition I have been confined to my room, indeed much of the time to my bed and consequently have been unable to visit the libraries and other institutions, to delve in and dig up original matter, and to read and study original letters, manuscripts and documents.
My work has not been burdened with schedules and statistics, for my purpose has been to give to the reader a history of principal events, and to take him as it were, into the very atmosphere of the times described, drawing pen portraits of prominent men and pictures of past incidents, showing the vocations of the people, their amusements, their habits, customs, attire, every day street scenes and manner of living, and at the same time showing the gradual growth and development of the city and state and how they have been affected by national conditions.
The reader will not find a profound work, but I trust that it will he of interest. The disadvantages under which the book has been written must serve as a partial excuse for my failure to more faithfully cover the subject." (Preface)
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