Stated First Edition with light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ has not been clipped and is covered with mylar. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual markings and attachments. Pocket removed. 351 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1973. ISBN: 0385022700. Toussaint L'Ouverture was a leader of the Haitian slave revolt that helped break French power in the Caribbean. He was a complex man whose character combined tenderness and determination, innocence and guile, kindness and military genius-a saint among the men of his era. Strangest of all, as this carefully researched novel shows, was Toussaint's love of France (he proudly called himself a Frenchman) and his soaring desire for freedom which came face to face in a bloody confrontation that brought him to the pinnacle of power and, finally, to the bitterness of martyrdom.