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.
Distinguished French author Gonzague Saint Bris' revelatory biography of "The Hero of the Two Worlds" sheds new light on one of the most influential yet too-often overlooked figures of the American Revolution. From his glories on the battlefield to his ultimate inability to bring democracy to his homeland, this comprehensive work is as well-researched as it is compellingly written.
Fajer Al-Kaisi's confident, dignified performance captures the listener's attention from the first sentence, and does justice to one of the most decorated generals and champions of democracy in world history.
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