The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered Laura Auricchio

The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered

Author: Laura Auricchio
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Book Title
The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered
Author
Laura Auricchio
ISBN
9780307387455
Winner of the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award The Marquis de Lafayette at age nineteen volunteered to fight under George Washington and became the French hero of the American Revolution. In this major biography Laura Auricchio looks past the storybook hero and selfless champion of righteous causes who cast aside family and fortune to advance the transcendent aims of liberty and fully reveals a man driven by dreams of glory only to be felled by tragic, human weaknesses. Drawing on substantial new research conducted in libraries, archives, museums, and private homes in France and the United States, Auricchio, gives us history on a grand scale revealing the man and his complex life, while challenging and exploring the complicated myths that have surrounded his name for more than two centuries Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Laura AuricchioPublisher: VintagePublished: 08/18/2015ISBN: 9780307387455Pages: 448Weight: 0.90lbsSize: 8.00h x 5.10w x 0.90dReview Citations: New York Times Book Review 09/27/2015 pg. 28

Winner of the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award

The Marquis de Lafayette at age nineteen volunteered to fight under George Washington and became the French hero of the American Revolution. In this major biography Laura Auricchio looks past the storybook hero and selfless champion of righteous causes who cast aside family and fortune to advance the transcendent aims of liberty and fully reveals a man driven by dreams of glory only to be felled by tragic, human weaknesses.

Drawing on substantial new research conducted in libraries, archives, museums, and private homes in France and the United States, Auricchio, gives us history on a grand scale revealing the man and his complex life, while challenging and exploring the complicated myths that have surrounded his name for more than two centuries

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Laura Auricchio
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 08/18/2015
ISBN: 9780307387455
Pages: 448
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.10w x 0.90d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 09/27/2015 pg. 28

Winner of the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award

The Marquis de Lafayette at age nineteen volunteered to fight under George Washington and became the French hero of the American Revolution. In this major biography Laura Auricchio looks past the storybook hero and selfless champion of righteous causes who cast aside family and fortune to advance the transcendent aims of liberty and fully reveals a man driven by dreams of glory only to be felled by tragic, human weaknesses.

Drawing on substantial new research conducted in libraries, archives, museums, and private homes in France and the United States, Auricchio, gives us history on a grand scale revealing the man and his complex life, while challenging and exploring the complicated myths that have surrounded his name for more than two centuries

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Laura Auricchio
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 08/18/2015
ISBN: 9780307387455
Pages: 448
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.10w x 0.90d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 09/27/2015 pg. 28