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

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W. W. Norton & Company, 17. sep. 2008 - 512 strani

"Gaines has a deft understanding of the Washington-Lafayette relationship ... [and] a knack for wielding substantial research with aplomb."—San Francisco Chronicle

This book tells the story of the French and American Revolutions in a single, thrilling narrative that shows just how deeply intertwined they actually were. Their leaders were often seen as father and son, but the relationship of George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, while close, was every bit as complex as the long, fraught history of the French-American alliance, of which they were also the founding fathers.
 

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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 ... Celotno mnenje

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

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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 ... Celotno mnenje

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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
Two Conventions
233
First Blood
244
Experiments in Democracy
258
Acts of Defiance
273
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
Farewells
393
Epilogue
421
Notes
451
Bibliography
487
Acknowledgments
499
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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