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Hero of Two Worlds:
The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution
by Mike Duncan
512 pages
PublicAffairs (Hachette)
Published: Aug 2021

The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) is a vaguely familiar historical figure to many Americans. Born into “second-class” nobility, his life was expected to be one of comfort and ease. But a strong drive to prove himself led the orphaned teen to America where he became a valuable member of George Washington’s Revolutionary War staff…

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