The Resource Hero of two worlds : the Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution, Mike Duncan

Hero of two worlds : the Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution, Mike Duncan

Label
Hero of two worlds : the Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution
Title
Hero of two worlds
Title remainder
the Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Mike Duncan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duncan, Mike
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E207.L2
LC item number
D86 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Statesmen
  • France
  • United States
  • United States
  • France
Label
Hero of two worlds : the Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution, Mike Duncan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1263773395
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 502 pages
Isbn
9781541730335
Lccn
2021005452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1263773395
  • (OCoLC)1263773395
Label
Hero of two worlds : the Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution, Mike Duncan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1263773395
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 502 pages
Isbn
9781541730335
Lccn
2021005452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1263773395
  • (OCoLC)1263773395

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