Gr 7-10-Stewart chronicles the events of the French Revolution through short biographies of 15 individuals prominent in that struggle. Each person garners a full-page color portrait, and there are many additional reproductions. The encyclopedia-type entries are basic but limited; Stewart fails to make use of the abundance of intriguing, insightful quotes by and about these individuals, and aside from birth and death dates and education, covers only material pertaining to the Revolution. The map doesn't show any French cities or regions (not even Paris!); there is no glossary; and accent marks on names are omitted. There are also several errors. Due to the narrow focus, this title cannot replace standard biographies or historical studies. Sean Connolly's The French Revolution (Heinemann Library, 2003) references many of the people highlighted here and is more thorough.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.