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Author Auricchio, Laura, author.

Title The marquis : Lafayette reconsidered / Laura Auricchio. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 409 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Summary A major biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, a book that looks past the storybook general and selfless champion of righteous causes who, at the age of nineteen, volunteered to fight under George Washington, casting aside fortune and family (from one of France's oldest families; his ancestors served in the Crusades and alongside Joan of Arc) to advance the transcendent aims of liberty and justice. We see how Lafayette's reputation rose to great heights during the American Revolution but collapsed more than a decade later during the French Revolution; how when the Bastille fell on July 14, 1789, Parisians hailed Lafayette as the French Washington, appointing him commander of their National Guard in the hope that he would be able to restore order to a city wracked by starvation and violence. As revolutionaries hurtled in radical directions and staunch monarchists dug in their heels, Lafayette lost control, remaining steadfast in his belief that the French monarchy needed to be reformed, but not abolished, and doing everything in his power to prevent an American-style republic from taking root in his native land. Formerly seen as France's heroic figure, he was now a traitor to his nation, forced to flee his country, and today remains a murky figure in French memory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-390) and index.
Subject Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834.
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. (OCoLC)fst00052665
France. Armée -- Biography.
France. Armée. (OCoLC)fst00539214
American Revolution (1775-1783) (OCoLC)fst01351668
Chronological Term 1775-1783
Subject Generals -- France -- Biography.
Statesmen -- France -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Military participation -- French. (OCoLC)fst01353722
Generals. (OCoLC)fst00939841
Statesmen. (OCoLC)fst01131990
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Participation, French.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography.
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Auricchio, Laura. Marquis New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014 9780307267559 (DLC) 2013046386 (OCoLC)869262319
ISBN 9780385353243 : $53.85
0385353243 : $53.85
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