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

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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.

Review Citations:
  • Publishers Weekly 05/10/2021 (EAN 9781541730335, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 07/01/2021 pg. 81 (EAN 9781541730335, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2021 (EAN 9781541730335, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Booklist 07/01/2021 pg. 18 (EAN 9781541730335, Hardcover)
  • Shelf Awareness 08/24/2021 (EAN 9781541730335, Hardcover)


Mike Duncan is one of the most popular history podcasters in the world and author of the New York Times-bestselling book, The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic. His award-winning series, The History of Rome, remains a legendary landmark in the history of podcasting. Duncan's ongoing series, Revolutions, explores the great political revolutions that have driven the course of modern history.

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