Lafayette: Hero of the American Revolution

Lafayette: Hero of the American Revolution


The rousing tale of Lafayette―aide-de-camp and “adopted son” of George Washington―exploring his important function within the American Revolution.

during this long-overdue historical past of Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette, acclaimed French writer Gonzague Saint Bris recounts Lafayette's worthwhile contributions to the yank struggle of Independence and, later, the French Revolution of 1789. the 1st examine of Lafayette to seem in virtually ten years, Saint Bris’ new quantity recounts the younger Lafayette's own friendship with George Washington, who went as far as to consult Lafayette as his “adopted son,” and his pivotal position as Washington’s aide-de-camp in aiding determine the fledgling American nation.

Lafayette’s presence on the British hand over at Yorktown is a stark reminder of simply how heavily our forefather's victory hinged at the support of our French allies, who have been roused into motion via Lafayette himself. both soaking up and no more popular is Lafayette's idealistic yet naive efforts to plant the culmination of the American-style democracy he so well-liked within the unreceptive soil of his native land.

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