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

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W. W. Norton & Company, 17. sep. 2008 - 533 strani
They began as courtiers in a hierarchy of privilege, but history remembers them as patriot-citizens in a commonwealth of equals. On April 18, 1775, a riot over the price of flour broke out in the French city of Dijon; that same night, across the Atlantic, Paul Revere mounted the fastest horse he could find. So began what have been called the "sister revolutions" of France and America. In a single narrative, this book tells the story of those revolutions and shows just how deeply intertwined they actually were. Their leaders, George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, were often seen as father and son, but their relationship, while close, was every bit as complex as the long, fraught history of the French-American alliance. Vain, tough, ambitious, they strove to shape their characters and records into the form they wanted history to remember.--From publisher description.
 

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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
19
Endgames of the Old Regime
51
Another Kind of Crucible
103
Yorktown
156
Entracte
215
Two Conventions
233
First Blood
244
Experiments in Democracy
258
Come the Revolution
303
Front Lines
329
Works of the Guillotine
363
Between Scylla and Charybdis
379
Notes
451
B ibliograpJy
487
Acknowledgments
499
Index
505

Acts of Defiance
273

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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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