A refreshingly vibrant narrative. At times, [Rapport's] political study could almost double as a travelogue
Rapport traces revolution, and counterrevolution, throughout the cities, taking the reader from location to location, and even down individual streets, providing the reader with an on-the-ground experience
Lucid, engaging, and evocatively written
'Mike Rapport describes how urbans geography shaped mass politics and how cities again became the great stages of politics...a skilful addition to 'Atlantic history'
Captivating . . . gripping . . . The book is a pleasure to read and a welcome addition to the literature on the revolutionary era across the Atlantic