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 heritage of Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette, acclaimed French writer Gonzague Saint Bris recounts Lafayette's important contributions to the yankee conflict 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 function as Washington’s aide-de-camp in assisting identify the fledgling American nation.

Lafayette’s presence on the British quit at Yorktown is a stark reminder of simply how heavily our forefather's victory hinged at the aid of our French allies, who have been roused into motion by means of Lafayette himself. both soaking up and not more popular is Lafayette's idealistic yet naive efforts to plant the end result of the American-style democracy he so famous within the unreceptive soil of his native land.

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