Lafayette and the American Revolution

Lafayette and the American Revolution

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Recount how the aristocratic Frenchman, who disdained court life and craved battlefield glory, came to the aid of the Continental Army and ended up one of George Washington's closest associates and friends. From Lafayette's mostly fatherless childhood and military career to his exile for his part in the French Revolution and his final, vindicated days.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780823421824
Characteristics: 88 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 28 cm


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Lafayette was 19 and had never been in a battle, when he ran away from his family, bought a ship, and sailed to America, technically breaking the law, where he had been promised a position as a major general, second only to George Washington. Illus. with period drawings.

Jan 23, 2013

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