For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2007 - 533 էջ
They began as courtiers in a hierarchy of privilege, buthistory remembers them as patriot-citizens in a commonwealth ofequals.

On April 18, 1775, a riot over the price of flour broke out inthe French city of Dijon. That night, across the Atlantic, PaulRevere mounted the fastest horse he could find and kicked it into agallop.

So began what have been called the ?sisterrevolutions? of France and America. In a single, thrillingnarrative, this book tells the story of those revolutions and showsjust how deeply intertwined they actually were. Their leaders,George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, were often seen asfather and son, but their relationship, while close, was every bitas complex as the long, fraught history of the French-Americanalliance. Vain, tough, ambitious, they strove to shape theircharacters and records into the form they wanted history toremember. James R. Gaines provides fascinating insights into thesepersonal transformations and is equally brilliant at showing theextraordinary effect of the two ?freedom fighters? onsubsequent history.

 

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Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - MaryJeanAdams - LibraryThing

This was a hard book to review. First of all, I was looking for a book that focuses on a little more of the differences between the two revolutions and why the French Revolution took such a violent ... Read full review

FOR LIBERTY AND GLORY: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions

Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - Kirkus

Exciting, well-wrought narrative strikes a terrific balance between George Washington's stoic endeavors to galvanize a new American republic and the Marquis de Lafayette's efforts to foment ideas of ... Read full review

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Introductions
5
Lexington and Versailles
19
Endgames of the Old Regime
32
La Victoire
51
To Brandywine
59
Another Kind of Crucible
77
Enter France
93
The Beauty of a Draw
103
First Blood
244
Experiments in Democracy
258
Acts of Defiance
273
The Spring of 1789
285
Come the Revolution
303
Front Lines
329
Works of the Guillotine
363
Between Scylla and Charybdis
379

Showing Their Colors
118
The Ally and the Traitor
131
Into Virginia
145
Yorktown
156
Entracte
173
Movements West and Left
192
Forms of Bankruptcy
215
Two Conventions
233
Farewells
393
Epilogue
421
Notes
451
Bibliography
487
Acknowledgments
499
Illustration Credits
503
Index
505
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James R. Gaines has been the editor of several magazines, including Time and People, and is also the author of Evening in the Palace of Reason. He lives with his family in Paris.

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