Living a Life That Matters: A Memoir of the Marquis de Lafayette
David Weitzman, author
The life story of a wealthy French nobleman who risked his fortune, family and arrest to come to America to support colonialist seeking to gain their independence from their British rulers, then returned to France to lead a second revolution against the very aristocracy he was part of, and later after imprisonment and exile, returning to France to help overthrow the Bourbon kings installed after the defeat of Napoleon. He wrote the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen which influenced and inspired rights-based liberal democracy throughout the world. Lafayette was one of the first abolitionists and supported movements throughout the world to end slavery.