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THE ANGEL OF THE ASSASSINATION— Joseph Shearing—Smith & Haas ($2.75). The French Revolution had already passed through its stages of exaltation, flowery speeches and grandiose proposals, when in the hot summer of 1793, Charlotte de Corday sat in a dim house in Caen, embroidering on a piece of silk the question: "Shall I, shall I not?" A cool, gracious, studious maiden of 24, she was asking herself if she should assassinate Jean-Paul Marat, President of the Jacobins, diseased, crippled, doomed fanatic who called...

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