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The exciting tale of the Bonnot Gang, a band of anarchist financial institution robbers whose crimes terrorized Belle Époque Paris, and whose escapades mirrored the fast moving, dizzyingly sleek, and more and more violent interval at the eve of worldwide struggle I.

for 6 terrifying months in 1911-1912, the electorate of Paris have been gripped by way of a violent crime streak. a gaggle of bandits went on a rampage during the urban and its suburbs, robbing banks and filthy rich Parisians, killing an individual who received of their method, and continuously handling to stick one step prior to the police. yet Jules Bonnot and the Bonnot Gang were not simply traditional criminals; they have been anarchists, influenced by means of the rampant inequality and poverty in Paris.

John Merriman tells this tale during the eyes of 2 younger, idealistic enthusiasts: Victor Kibaltchiche (later the famed Russian progressive and author Victor Serge) and Rirette Maîtrejean, who chronicled the Bonnot crime spree within the radical newspaper L'Anarchie. whereas prosperous Parisians frequented eating places at the Champs-Élysées, attended performances on the excellent new opera condominium, and loved the decadence of the so-called Belle Époque, Victor, Rirette, and their buddies occupied an unlimited sprawl of dank flats, bleak canals, and smoky factories. Victor and Rirette rejected the violence of Bonnot and his cronies, yet to the police it made no distinction. Victor was once imprisoned for years for his anarchist ideals, Bonnot used to be hunted down and shot lifeless, and his fellow bandits have been sentenced to loss of life by way of guillotine or lifelong imprisonment.
Fast-paced and gripping, Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits is a story of idealists and misplaced causes--and a bright evocation of Paris within the dizzying years sooner than the horrors of worldwide conflict I have been unleashed.

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