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Lafayette : hero of two worlds

Author: Olivier Bernier
Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Lafayette is known as a man who loved liberty so well that he devoted his life to it. He fought for liberty in America as well as in France. But whereas he is known as a hero in America, he is often considered to be either a traitor or a fool in France.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bernier, Olivier.
Lafayette, hero of two worlds.
New York : E.P. Dutton, c1983
(OCoLC)562187928
Named Person: Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Bernier
ISBN: 0525241817 9780525241812
OCLC Number: 9682931
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 356 p., [22] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A fortunate orphan --
Anywhere but home --
An American marquis --
A frustrating war --
Trial and triumph --
The hero of two worlds --
The people's general --
Hostage to Revolution --
Prisoner of Europe --
A quiet life --
The voice of liberty --
Throroughly Republican institutions.
Responsibility: Olivier Bernier.

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Lafayette is known as a man who loved liberty so well that he devoted his life to it. He fought for liberty in America as well as in France. But whereas he is known as a hero in America, he is often considered to be either a traitor or a fool in France.

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