Louis XVI: The Silent King - John Hardman
A lot of books about Marie Antoinette, French revolution portraying last king of France like lazy, extra shy, stupid and ignorant. And it is done for many reasons - to justified blood shed and the need of revolution, possibility of romance with much "better" man, showing people around him in much better light than they would be if king would be different. This books focus in Louis XVI political actions and character with very little touch of his family life. And it was so refreshing to read about active, intelligence and goodhearted king. Yes, he made mistakes, he was shy but had really good head and heart and really care for his people. I strongly recommend to read everyone who interested in French revolution and Marie Antoinette. Author don't look like Louis XVI fanboy and showing king political decisions in objective light as humanly possible.