Lafayette: Hero of the American Revolution

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Pegasus Books, Apr 12, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages

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 spirited, though awkwardly translated, reappraisal of a vital figure of the American and French Revolutions.French historian and biographer Saint Bris attempts to correct the prevailing criticism of ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Gonzague Saint Bris, who grew up in the last home of Leonardo da Vinci, is a novelist, historian, and journalist. He has written acclaimed biographies of Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Balzac, and Flaubert. Gonzague recently received an honorary degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in Paris. George Holoch received a Ph. D. in French at Columbia University in 1974 and has since translated dozens of French books into English. 

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