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If you can get past the first chapter... The writing is putting me to sleep. Please, this must actually be a interesting story. I mean for real! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joseph F.
Informative but so much minutia! Possibly students of military and diplomatic maneuvers will love this book. By the end of the book, I had confused many of the players.Published 19 months ago by Connie
I first read Bell's historical fiction trilogy of Haiti, and had mixed feelings about the historical accuracy of those books. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Priscilla Stilwell
Smartt Bell's tone is that of a skeptical interrogator and conspiracy theorist. The problem with his skepticism is that he seems to apply it only when it pertains to Toussaint's... Read morePublished on December 31, 2012 by shopless
I did not finish this book because the writing did not hold my interest, however it obviously contains an excellent amount of information about the man and times. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Bob Rothman
Not all historians write good biographies (other as Chernow, Isaacson or Massie really do), but in this case it is obvious that the author is not an historian, and much less a... Read morePublished on April 30, 2011 by Mr. Pablo Rodas
Well written. Very detailed account but readable. Gave me insight into the personality and drive of this incredible man. Read morePublished on April 16, 2009 by TropicalDoc
Madison Smarrt Bell writes a incredible Book on a True Leader who was bold and Revolutionary in how he commanded. this Book on this Man is long voerdue. Read morePublished on June 3, 2007 by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD
Haiti seems destined to endless instability and poverty. Bell's new biography of Toussaint L'Ouverture, a key figure in Haitian independence, sheds some light on the underlying... Read morePublished on May 29, 2007 by David Robinson