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Lafayette : lessons in leadership from the idealist general

Author: Marc Leepson
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: World generals series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Provides an account of the life and military career of the Marquis de Lafayette, a French aristocrat who, enamored with the ideals of the American Revolution, traveled to the colonies to join the fight for democracy, and became lifelong friends with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
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History
Named Person: Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier de Lafayette; Marie J de Lafayette
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Leepson
ISBN: 9780230105041 0230105041
OCLC Number: 651011968
Description: xii, 202 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : an essential friend to America --
An ancient family of warriors --
Ardor for the cause --
Bleeding in the cause --
A trustworthy friend --
Cannon fire was exchanged all day --
An uncommon maturity of judgment --
A decisive moment --
Great want of money, baggage, and clothing --
Yorktown : the fifth act --
American sure of her independence --
The most dangerous man of them all --
Poor Lafayette --
Companions of misfortune --
The prime mover.
Series Title: World generals series.
Responsibility: Marc Leepson ; foreword by General Wesley K. Clark.

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