"One of history's most misunderstood figures, Marie Antoinette continues to symbolize the glamour, the extravagance, and ultimately the decadence of French society before the Revolution . . . In To The Scaffold Carolly Erickson provides an estimation of a lost Queen that is psychologically acute, richly detailed, and finally deeply moving. Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, it shows Carolly Erickson's skills at their peak matched by one of the world's best known yet least understood heroines."