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The Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Virtuoso of the Sword and the Bow
The Chevalier de Saint-Georges, born Joseph Bologne, was the son of an African slave and a French plantation owner on the island of Guadeloupe. The story of his improbable rise in French society, his life as a famous fencer, celebrated violinist-composer and conductor, and later commander of a "colored" regiment in the French Revolution, should, on the facts alone, gladden ...more
Hardcover, 566 pages
Published June 30th 2006 by Pendragon Press
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