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E207.L2 P26 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
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A leader in American victories against the British in the American Revolutionary War, Lafayette also championed the Americans' cause at peace talks in France. A life story interwoven with issues of international diplomacy, military expertise, and contributions to another nation's fight for freedom, Lafayette is an important reminder that not all the heroes of the American Revolution were American.


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Gr. 4-7. Volumes in the Library of American Lives and Times series portray the lives and work of significant figures in American history. With fairly large type and many illustrations, the pages look inviting, and the texts are substantial. Patrick Henry tells the story of the notable Virginian's contributions to the cause of American independence, the direction of the new nation, and the governance of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Marquis de Lafayette introduces the French nobleman who became a hero of the American Revolution but faced many tribulations after returning to France. The well-chosen illustrations, many in color, include reproductions of period paintings, engravings, maps, and documents, as well as a few contemporary photographs of significant sites. There are no source notes, even for quotations, but the back matter includes a chronology, a glossary, and lists of books and Web sites, and photo credits. --Carolyn Phelan