Critically acclaimed historian and hugely popular history podcaster Mike Duncan visits this evening for the paperback of last year’s bestselling Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution (Public Affairs).
“Comprehensive and accessible…. Duncan marshals a wealth of information into a crisp and readable narrative. This sympathetic portrait illuminates the complexities of Lafayette and his revolutionary era.”—Publishers Weekly.
"I first learned of Mike Duncan's work when a prominent politician told me he'd been addicted to his podcast on the French Revolution, and found it startlingly relevant in 2021. Duncan's work is a reminder that history can also be a gripping yarn full of compelling characters, and in Hero of Two Worlds he brings alive one of the great characters of American history."—Ben Smith, New York Times.
Mike Duncan’s previous book was the bestselling The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic. His earlier award-winning podcast series, The History of Rome, is seen as a landmark in its field by many. His most recent, ongoing series, Revolutions, has garnered similar enthusiastic responses.
This is scheduled to be live/in-person at Elliott Bay Book Company.