From the bestselling author of The Storm Before the Storm and host of the Revolutions podcast comes the thrilling story of the Marquis de Lafayette’s lifelong quest to defend the principles of liberty and equality
Few in history can match the revolutionary career of the Marquis de Lafayette. Over fifty incredible years at the heart of the Age of Revolution, he fought courageously on both sides of the Atlantic. He was a soldier, statesman, idealist, philanthropist, and abolitionist.
As a teenager, Lafayette ran away from France to join the American Revolution. Returning home a national hero, he helped launch the French Revolution, eventually spending five years locked in dungeon prisons. After his release, Lafayette sparred with Napoleon, joined an underground conspiracy to overthrow King Louis XVIII, and became an international symbol of liberty. Finally, as a revered elder statesman, he was instrumental in the overthrow of the Bourbon Dynasty in the Revolution of 1830.
From enthusiastic youth to world-weary old age, from the pinnacle of glory to the depths of despair, Lafayette never stopped fighting for the rights of all mankind. His remarkable life is the story of where we come from, and an inspiration to defend the ideals he held dear.
This book should be required reading. No less than a truly remarkable telling of a man who almost seemed to transcend time and find himself present with history’s titans. Highly recommended, especially in the age of abhorrent Trump/republican fanaticism.
The information in this book is unbiased and thorough. Worth of the read
This the most in depth history of the Marquis that I read. Mike has written a great book and narrates like he normally does. Which is superb! According to some reviews, they say it is hard to follow because his bad French pronunciation. Why are so many anal and critical people in this world? This an entertaining as well as informative book.