Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022 7:00 PM
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
441 John Lewis Freedom Parkway, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
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
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Cappella Books welcome author Mike Duncan for a discussion on his book, “Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution,” on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 7 PM.
This event is free and open to the public. Capacity is limited. Register with Eventbrite to reserve your seat.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the venue. Masks are optional.
About the Book
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.
About the Author
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.