The Guillotine and the Cross, by Warren Carroll

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  • The Guillotine and the Cross, by Warren H. Carroll
  • ISBN: 9780931888458
  • Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
  • 203 pages.

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The Guillotine and the Cross

By Warren H. Carroll

The Guillotine and the Cross reveals the struggle between good and evil during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution (1792-1794). Over 40,000 Frenchmen were executed for holding fast to the Catholic Faith and objecting to the worst excesses of the Committee of Public Safety. The bloodlust of the times staggers the imagination, and the campaign against the Church was as diabolical at it was cruel.

Carroll captures the brutality of the period, but also the action of grace in the heroism of the Church, the saintliness of her martyrs, and the dramatic conversion of Danton–an erstwhile leader of the uprising who landed in a death-battle with the forces he helped put in motion.

Echoes of the French Revolution sounded in the totalitarian movements of the twentieth century and they can still be heard in the politics of today. The Guillotine and the Cross is a timely now as when it was written in 1991.

About the author:

Warren H. Carroll, who held a PhD in History from Columbia University, was active in the battle against communism for nearly forty years.  Recognized as a leading Catholic historian, Warren Carroll was the founder and first president of Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.

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