Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution

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In a world primed for revolution, enter a youth whose path could easily have gone a different way, but instead he chose the path of soldier and idealist. The Marquis de Lafayette fought in revolutions on both sides of the Atlantic, was mentored by a president, and married a remarkable woman who he came to love. His story, told by Mike Duncan in Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution, brings a remarkable man to life. Duncan, as a storyteller, makes the Marquis’s story into something like a saga, wherein readers are propelled forward through the narrative at a nearly breathless pace. Dull history, this is not! Duncan has an approachable, but thorough style, much like that in his The History of Rome podcast. He takes the reader on a page-turning journey, every bit as compelling as summer blockbuster fiction. From orphaned beginnings to his world-weary ending, this volume is thick in both size and subject, a thorough and surprisingly readable rendition of the fascinating and revolutionary life of the Marquis de Lafayette.

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Author Mike Duncan
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 512 pages
Publisher PublicAffairs
Publish Date 24-Aug-2021
ISBN 9781541730335
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Issue November 2021
Category History