I’m pleased to say that the paperback version of my book is now available online. You will probably notice that the subtitle has become the title, and there is a new and more descriptive subtitle. The book, however, is the same, except for two or three almost trivial changes. I have never heard of a paperback having a different title than the hardcover, but I like this title better, so I am not complaining. I also really, really like the cover design better than the hardback, which I found far too vertical and hard to read. I had the same problem with the text, so I hope the paperback will be different in that regard as well. I don’t know yet, because I haven’t received my copies, so I’ll just have to wait and see. Available for $35 (list) down to about $26 if you get it from Wal-Mart.
I also found another review that has been published, this one by Claire Gantet in the Revue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine. It is in French so perhaps out of reach of much of my audience. It is a nice review, rather brief but fair. My favourite part was her description of my “faultless erudition.” The biggest criticism was the absence of a list of primary sources, and the use of “The Three Musketeers” as a source. Well, it’s not so much a source as a means of helping people understand the time period, but I admit it is an odd thing to find in a footnote.