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Lafayette and the American Revolution (Russell Freedman's Library of American History)

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Review:

"Newbery Medalist Freedman, biographer and historian to the young, employs his easy-to-read style in chronicling the life of Gen. Gilbert de Lafayette, an unlikely but key player in the American Revolution. Opening with Lafayette's dramatic, secretive departure from France, the author seizes readers' attention up front and holds it with a straightforward narrative that relies on quotations and anecdotes from Lafayette's unconventional life. The book's 10 chapters recount how the aristocratic Frenchman, who disdained court life and craved battlefield glory, came to the aid of the Continental Army and ended up one of George Washington's closest associates and friends. Reprints of drawings and colorful portraits break up the text and put faces to some of the myriad names. From Lafayette's mostly fatherless childhood and military career to his exile for his part in the French Revolution and his final, vindicated days, audiences receive a multidimensional view of the general, who once referred to himself as 'an American, after all--just returned from a long visit to Europe.' A time line, source notes, bibliography, and index complete this thorough account. Ages 10 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

When the Marquis de Lafayette ran off to join the American Revolution against the explicit orders of the king of France, he was strong-willed nineteen-year old who had never set foot on a battlefield. This thrilling account of a daring soldier who helped bring victory at Yorktown and who became a lifelong friend of Washington will fascinate young historians.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823421824
Author:
Freedman, Russell
Publisher:
Holiday House
Author:
Freedom, Russell
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
History - United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Generals -- United States.
Subject:
Statesmen -- France.
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Russell Freedman's Library of American History
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
9.18x10.88x.55 in. 1.44 lbs.
Age Level:
10-UP

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Product details 88 pages Holiday House - English 9780823421824 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Newbery Medalist Freedman, biographer and historian to the young, employs his easy-to-read style in chronicling the life of Gen. Gilbert de Lafayette, an unlikely but key player in the American Revolution. Opening with Lafayette's dramatic, secretive departure from France, the author seizes readers' attention up front and holds it with a straightforward narrative that relies on quotations and anecdotes from Lafayette's unconventional life. The book's 10 chapters recount how the aristocratic Frenchman, who disdained court life and craved battlefield glory, came to the aid of the Continental Army and ended up one of George Washington's closest associates and friends. Reprints of drawings and colorful portraits break up the text and put faces to some of the myriad names. From Lafayette's mostly fatherless childhood and military career to his exile for his part in the French Revolution and his final, vindicated days, audiences receive a multidimensional view of the general, who once referred to himself as 'an American, after all--just returned from a long visit to Europe.' A time line, source notes, bibliography, and index complete this thorough account. Ages 10 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , When the Marquis de Lafayette ran off to join the American Revolution against the explicit orders of the king of France, he was strong-willed nineteen-year old who had never set foot on a battlefield. This thrilling account of a daring soldier who helped bring victory at Yorktown and who became a lifelong friend of Washington will fascinate young historians.
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