For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions
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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LibraryThing ReviewՀաճախորդի 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 RevolutionsՀաճախորդի 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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