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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

Book cover of Hero of Two Worlds

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 Happy Hour, the spot where history is always on tap.

Mike Duncan with a map of the Pacific
Mike Duncan, the historian behind the well-known podcast “The History of Rome”, chronologically narrating the entire history of the Roman Empire, is a self-described “complete history geek”. Duncan has also authored several books, including The Storm Before the Storm. Lafayette is part of his ongoing series “Revolutions” — which so far has explored the English, American, French, and Haitian revolutions.

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