Last week, I finished listening to Mike Duncan’s biography of Lafayette, A Hero Of Two Worlds. You can hear Duncan’s affinity for his subject. Which is understandable, because Lafayette is a man that is easy to like. Particularly for Americans. He hits so many of the American cultural hero tropes, and does so splendidly.

I picked it up on audiobook, which is narrated by Duncan. If you like his “Revolutions” podcast, this will seem like a very long and enjoyable episode.

If you have any interest in Lafayette the man, or the period of his life (American Revolution, French Revolution, Revolution of 1830), then I would highly recommend this boo