I do not specialize in book reviews but as I'm about to read this one again, I'm posting this one I wrote on a fabulous book in case anyone is looking for their next great read:
General and Madame de Lafayette: Partners in Liberty's Cause in the American and French Revolutions by Jason Lane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is an outstanding book. I devoured it about 3-4 years ago and plan to read it again soon. It gives valuable insight into some of our founding fathers (from a different vantage point) and on the French Revolution. Lafayette is one of the great heroes of the American Revolution.
Unlike many of his time, he was on the RIGHT side of history in both causes like Adams and Hamilton.
There is a good reason why America has more towns, counties, streets, schools and battleships named after Lafayette then anyone in American history. In light of the strand of “revolutions” taking place in the middle-east - not- founded on the principles that made the American Revolution the most successful in history, it would serve this generation well to get to know WHY that is.
This book juxtaposes the two revolutions and sheds valuable insight on what went wrong in a revolution minded society hostile to the notion of accountability to God. As murderous and bloody as it was, they had admirable intentions. It is a horrid thought of what will happen in a revolution run by mobs of people whose one common, fundamental belief is rooted in that of a “prophet” who built the entire religion on murder, rape and plunder, instructing that all MEN who refuse to convert to their religion should me murdered - and women and children castrated then enslaved. (See Africa and what is coming in Europe).
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