Lafayette in the somewhat United States

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New York, New York : Riverhead Books, 2015.
9781594631740, 1594631743
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274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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New York, New York : Riverhead Books, 2015.
9781594631740, 1594631743


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"Chronicling General Lafayette's years in Washington's army, Vowell reflects on the ideals of the American Revolution versus the reality of the Revolutionary War. Riding shotgun with Lafayette, Vowell swerves from the high-minded debates of Independence Hall to the frozen wasteland of Valley Forge, from bloody battlefields to the Palace of Versailles, bumping into John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Lord Cornwallis, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Antoinette and various kings, Quakers and redcoats along the way. Drawn to the patriots' war out of a lust for glory, Enlightenment ideas and the traditional French hatred for the British, young Lafayette crossed the Atlantic expecting to join forces with an undivided people, encountering instead fault lines between the Continental Congress and the Continental Army, rebel and loyalist inhabitants, and a conspiracy to fire George Washington, the one man holding together the rickety, seemingly doomed patriot cause. While Vowell's yarn is full of the bickering and infighting that marks the American past--and present--her telling of the Revolution is just as much a story of friendship: between Washington and Lafayette, between the Americans and their French allies and, most of all between Lafayette and the American people" --,provided by publisher.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Vowell, S. (2015). Lafayette in the somewhat United States . Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vowell, Sarah, 1969-. 2015. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vowell, Sarah, 1969-. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Riverhead Books, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Vowell, Sarah. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Riverhead Books, 2015.

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