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Lafayette : hero of the American Revolution
Saint Bris, Gonzague.
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La Fayette. English
First Pegasus Books edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W. W. Norton, 2010.
Physical Description:
xi, 354 pages ; 24 cm
The rousing story of Lafayette-- aide-de-camp and "adopted son" of George Washington-- explores his vital role in the American Revolution.
General Note:
"First published in France in 2006 by Editions Télémaque"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
Endgame : a troublesome corpse -- Child of nature -- A millionaire orphan -- The fortunate beginnings of a tragic reign -- Versailles, the palace of pleasure -- The roundup in Metz -- A young man with a grudge -- Honor to the spy -- Figaro and America -- The Duke's surprise -- Dreary vista -- The sailor-king -- Charleston -- Stripes? What stripes? -- The tavern of destiny -- Ordeal by fire -- The glorious barefoot soldiers -- General Kayewla -- A disappointment arrives by sea -- A very pampered prisoner -- The Indian summer of victory -- The sweet smell of success -- From animal fluid to elastic shoes -- Kings for every taste -- Excess power, excess appetite -- Was the edifice that worm-eaten? -- The "fair-haired boy" -- General Morpheus -- The last festival -- Impossible duo -- A dramatic turn of events -- The interrupted game -- A victory or an enigma? -- A return to France on tiptoes -- The pleasure of saying no -- The inglorious return of a dynasty -- When words give way to silence -- A regicide at the service of the King -- On the frailty of conspiracies -- "What better place to be than in the bosom of one's family' -- When history repeats itself -- The season of farewells -- Lafayette, exemplary freemason -- The space of desire.
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