Lafayette and the American Revolution

Lafayette and the American Revolution Review

When the Marquis de Lafayette ran off to join the American Revolution against the explicit orders of the king of France, he was a strong-willed nineteen-year-old who had never set foot on a battlefield. Although the U.S. Congress granted him an honorary commission only out of respect for his title and wealth, Lafayette quickly earned the respect of his fellow officers with his bravery, devotion to the cause of liberty, and incredible drive.
Playing a pivotal role in the Revolution, Lafayette convinced the French government to send troops, made crucial pacts with Native Americans, and lead his men to victory at Yorktown. This thrilling account of a daring soldier will fascinate young historians. Source notes, bibliography, time line, index.

Title:Lafayette and the American Revolution
Edition Language:English

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  • Melissa Mcavoy

    Impressed. It seems to me that history usually has two readers, those who know little about the subject and those on their way to expert status. This book offers something for both. Freedman adroitly ...

  • Dichotomy Girl

    The final lines of the book: "In 1917 [...] during WW I [...] the first American Troops to arrive in France made a pilgrimage to Lafayette's burial place. In a stirring tribute to the young Frenchman'...

  • Kathy

    Continuing his exploration of American History for this publisher, Freedman focuses on the ambitious young French nobleman who wanted to be a soldier in an era of peace in France and who was inspired ...

  • Amy

    I am a big fan of the author Russell Freedman! BIG FAN! I think he has found a very important niche in literature but helping the "ordinary" American citizen gain an extraordinary appreciation for the...

  • Karen Ball

    The Marquis de Lafayette was a very wealthy French lord who should have been playing games and attending parties in King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette's royal court in Paris. Instead, the 19-year-old...

  • David

    When the Marquis de Lafayette ran off to join the American Revolution against the explicit orders of the king of France, he was a strong-willed nineteen-year-old who had never set foot on a battlefiel...

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    Russell Freedman has done it again! This account of Lafeyette's years aiding America in the Revolution was a 2011 Robert F. Siebert Informational Book Medal honor book, but I would have given it a New...

  • Tracy Bye

    Audience: Intermediate (5th grade particularly but can be for 5-8)Genre: Non-fiction BiographyBloom's Questions:RememberingWhat is so different about Marquis de Lafayette? UnderstandingDescribe the li...

  • Phoebe

    Quite a readable introduction to the life of a dashing, interesting man. The pages are well laid out with some well-placed graphics, but the book is fairly wordy and this may be off-putting. However, ...

  • Jennifer

    I learned a whole lot about Lafayette that I never knew...and enjoyed learning it! I had no idea that he was so young when he joined the Revolution. Nor that the French monarchy opposed him joining. I...