My Review of David M Weitzman’s Living a Life That Matters: A Memoir of the Marquis de Lafayette

51SGzyZbu8L._UY250_David M Weitzman has done readers of history a great service with a uniquely written first person account of the life and times of Revolutionary War America’s greatest foreign supporter and hero, the Marquis de Lafayette. Very biographical with a autobiographical narrative, Living a Life That Matters (Lone Wolf Consortium, 2015), was an educational experience for me.

Knowing of Lafayette’s (whose real name was Gilbert du Motier)  service to America during the American Revolution, what I discovered as I read was the threats to Lafayette’s own life and health in his home country of France following his return from America as he sought to liberate France from the grip of an absolute monarchy and the Catholic Church and sought to bring the same principles he had seen in action in America to bear in France. The result is a gripping and educational narrative on the value of liberty.

Well written and very engaging, Living a Life That Matters, is an outstanding treatment of Lafayette – his life and beliefs.

I rate Living a Life That Matters,  a ‘very good’ read.

Note: I received a review copy of this book from the good people of Smith Publicity in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review.

 

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