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Episode 82: The Marquis de Lafeyette #RevNov!

Mike Duncan, author, Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Few can match the commitment, tenacity and career of the Marquis de Lafayette. Soldier, statesman, philanthropist, and abolitionist, Lafayette led charges, overthrew kings, and sparred with emperors. A flawed idealist, Lafayette fought for what he saw as the rights of all mankind while also enjoying the finer things in life as a member of the aristocracy. Continuing with the Revolution November spirit, host-historians Chris Anderson and Rick Beyer welcome acclaimed podcaster Mike Duncan to talk about his new book: Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution. This Sunday at 4PM ET on History [...] more
Book cover of the road to concord by JL Bell

Episode 81: Lexington and Concord #RevNov!

Guest: John Bell, author, The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Welcome to Revolution November! Three shows in a row about the American Revolution. This week: a tale you likely have never heard about the lead-up to the famous battles of Lexington and Concord. Discover the secret story of the role played by four stolen cannons. Both Redcoats and Patriots alike had reason to keep this hot take under wraps, and both sides succeeded well enough that the full story has never appeared until now. Host-historians Chris Anderson and Rick Beyer welcome John L. Bell to talk about his new book: “The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited [...] more
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