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For liberty and glory : Washington, Lafayette, and their revolutions

Autore: James R Gaines
Editore: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2007.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
History
Persona incaricata: George Washington; George Washington; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de; George Washington; Marie J de Lafayette; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de; George Washington
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: James R Gaines
ISBN: 9780393061383 0393061388
Numero OCLC: 141187894
Descrizione: viii, 533 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: The quest for glory --
Lexington and Versailles --
Endgames of the old regime --
La Victoire --
To Brandywine --
Another kind of crucible --
Enter France --
The beauty of a draw --
Showing their colors --
The ally and the traitor --
Into Virginia --
Yorktown --
The dark side of liberty --
Entr'acte --
Movements west and left --
Forms of bankruptcy --
Two conventions --
First blood --
Experiments in democracy --
Acts of defiance --
The spring of 1789 --
Come the revolution --
Front lines --
Works of the guillotine --
Between Scylla and Charybdis --
Farewells --
Epilogue.
Responsabilità: James R. Gaines.
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On 18 April 1775, a riot over the price of flour broke out in Dijon. That night, across the Atlantic, Paul Revere mounted the fastest horse he could find and kicked it into a gallop. So began what  Per saperne di più…

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