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Monday, August 10, 2015

Living a Life That Matters – A Memoir of the Marquis de Lafayette by David M. Weitzman

This is a detailed and factual biographical account of Lafayette.  Although well-written in a sensitive and suitably old-fashioned way, I am not sure about this new combination of biography and novel.  I would rather have read a straight biography of the handsome hero who famously rebelled against his own kind and country and risked his life as a volunteer for the American cause.  However, I realise that many people will disagree and it could be argued that this format helps to bring the main characters to life.

Weitzman certainly describes the horrors and the terrible defeats of the battles of the American Revolution vividly, and the characters of Lafayette and George Washington are well-rrounded and sympathetic - as they should be!

I enjoyed this book but I would prefer to read a biography.

Living a Life That Matters – A Memoir of the Marquis de Lafayette by David M. Weitzman

Smith Publicity

Kindle: $6.03

I received this free ebook from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.


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