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Barcodet158573560
LocationStMarys
TitleHero of two worlds : the Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution / Mike Duncan.
AuthorDuncan, Mike, 1980- author.
Call No355 DUN
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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International Standard Book Number 9781541730335 :
International Standard Book Number 154173033X :
Personal Name Duncan, Mike, 1980- author.
Title Statement Hero of two worlds : the Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution / Mike Duncan.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : PublicAffairs, 2021.
Physical Description viii, 502 pages ; 25 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, Etc. "Few in history can match the breadth and depth of the revolutionary career of the Marquis de Lafayette. Over fifty incredible years at the heart of the Age of Revolution, he fought as one with righteous revolutionaries on both sides of the Atlantic. As an idealistic and courageous teenager serving in the American Revolution, he used his considerable wealth and savvy to help the Americans defeat the British. Then he returned home, and was a principal player in the French Revolution. And in his final act, at seventy years old, he was instrumental in the dramatic overthrow of the Bourbon Dynasty during the Revolution of 1830. All the while, he never wavered from the principles he had written into the Declaration of the Rights of Man in 1789: That men are born and remain free and equal, deserving of liberty, property, safety, freedom of speech, and the ability to resist oppression. Through this age of revolutionary upheaval, Lafayette remained unshakably committed to the principles he had outlined. From the time that he was an enthusiastic 19-year-old to the time he was a world-weary 74-year-old, his resolve never wavered. As the saying goes, if we don't learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. The contemporary relevance and the life and times of the Marquis de Lafayette have never been more relevant. Today, the values codified and practiced by Lafayette are increasingly taken for granted and our society has grown complacent about their supposedly immutable and permanent force. His life is thus the story of where we came from-and what we stand to lose if we abandon the ideals for which he fought"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834.
Subject France. Armée Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Generals France Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Generals United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Statesmen France Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term France History Revolution, 1789-1799.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States History Participation, French. Revolution, 1775-1783
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Biography.

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