Distinguished French author Gonzague Saint Bris' revelatory biography of "The Hero of the Two Worlds" sheds new light on one of the most influential yet too-often overlooked figures of the American Revolution. From his glories on the battlefield to his ultimate inability to bring democracy to his homeland, this comprehensive work is as well-researched as it is compellingly written.
Fajer Al-Kaisi's confident, dignified performance captures the listener's attention from the first sentence, and does justice to one of the most decorated generals and champions of democracy in world history.
The rousing story of Lafayette - "adopted son" of George Washington - and his vital role in the American Revolution.
In this long-overdue history of Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette, acclaimed French author Gonzague Saint Bris recounts Lafayette's invaluable contributions to the American War of Independence and, later, the French Revolution of 1789.
Saint Bris's new volume recounts the young Lafayette's personal friendship with George Washington, who went so far as to refer to Lafayette as his "adopted son," and his pivotal role as Washington's aide-de-camp in helping establish the fledging American nation.
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"A History of France in the time of Lafayette"
If it had focused on Lafayette.This book is about France and the doings there during Lafayette's lifetime FAR more than Lafayette. It's as if the book was written and the publisher decided a book on Lafayette would sell better, and instructed the author to pad the book with a few extra Lafayette sequences.
He could have chosen a better book to read or one whose subject matched the title.
The last couple of chapters focused on Lafayette and were, thus, what I was looking to hear.
I came away with no greater understanding of Lafayette's contribution to the Revolutionary War than before. Got almost not indication of WHY Lafayette was considered such an important General in the war. Will be looking for another book for that, I guess.
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