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The Resource Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell

Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell

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Lafayette in the somewhat United States
Title
Lafayette in the somewhat United States
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Sarah Vowell
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eng
Summary
"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" --
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Title
Lafayette in the somewhat United States
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Summary
A portrait of the French hero of the American Revolution, the Marquis de Lafayette, discusses his nonpartisan influence on a fledgling United States, his relationships with the Founding Fathers, and his contributions during the contentious 1824 presidential election
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Biography type
individual biography
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10446305
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E207.L2
LC item number
V69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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Sarah Vowell
Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell
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Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell
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ocn900623786
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Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781594631740
Lccn
2015024639

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