Lafayette and the American Revolution

Lafayette and the American Revolution

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When the Marquis de Lafayette ran off to join the American Revolution against the explicit orders of the king of France, he was a strong-willed nineteen-year-old who had never set foot on a battlefield. Although the U.S. Congress granted him an honorary commission only out of respect for his title and wealth, Lafayette quickly earned the respect of his fellow officers with his bravery, devotion to the cause of liberty, and incredible drive.

Playing a pivotal role in the Revolution, Lafayette convinced the French government to send troops, made crucial pacts with Native Americans, and lead his men to victory at Yorktown. This thrilling account of a daring soldier will fascinate young historians. Source notes, bibliography, time line, index.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2010.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780823421824
Branch Call Number: j B LAFAYETT
Characteristics: 88 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 28 cm.


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Lafayette was 19 and had never been in a battle, when he ran away from his family, bought a ship, and sailed to America, technically breaking the law, where he had been promised a position as a major general, second only to George Washington. Illus. with period drawings.

Jan 23, 2013

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