This biography rescues the virtually unknown figure of Dr. Justus Erich Bollman who played a colorful part in the life of...

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A CHANCE FOR GLORY

This biography rescues the virtually unknown figure of Dr. Justus Erich Bollman who played a colorful part in the life of the Marquis de Lafayette and who felt that he had been brought into the world for more than the practice of medicine in Hanover. Though Bollman was a more diligent charmer than a doctor and managed to get what he wanted through the right contacts, his major goal was in line with the cause of freedom. This was the rescue of Lafayette, imprisoned when his form of revolution proved too limited for the Paris powers of the Terror. Bollman's attempts to effect escape were remarkable and as the scene shifts all across Europe and to America, there is the pace and drama of a good novel.

Pub Date: March 11, 1957

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Publisher: Holt

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1957