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For liberty and glory : Washington, Lafayette, and their revolutions, James R. Gaines

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For liberty and glory : Washington, Lafayette, and their revolutions
Title
For liberty and glory
Title remainder
Washington, Lafayette, and their revolutions
Statement of responsibility
James R. Gaines
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
They began as courtiers in a hierarchy of privilege, but history remembers them as patriot-citizens in a commonwealth of equals. On April 18, 1775, a riot over the price of flour broke out in the French city of Dijon; that same night, across the Atlantic, Paul Revere mounted the fastest horse he could find. So began what have been called the "sister revolutions" of France and America. In a single narrative, this book tells the story of those revolutions and shows just how deeply intertwined they actually were. Their leaders, George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, were often seen as father and son, but their relationship, while close, was every bit as complex as the long, fraught history of the French-American alliance. Vain, tough, ambitious, they strove to shape their characters and records into the form they wanted history to remember.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaines, James R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.25
LC item number
.G35 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
  • Presidents
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • United States
  • France
  • France
Label
For liberty and glory : Washington, Lafayette, and their revolutions, James R. Gaines
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [487]-498) and index
Contents
The quest for glory -- Lexington and Versailles -- Endgames of the old regime -- La Victoire -- To Brandywine -- Another kind of crucible -- Enter France -- The beauty of a draw -- Showing their colors -- The ally and the traitor -- Into Virginia -- Yorktown -- The dark side of liberty -- Entr'acte -- Movements west and left -- Forms of bankruptcy -- Two conventions -- First blood -- Experiments in democracy -- Acts of defiance -- The spring of 1789 -- Come the revolution -- Front lines -- Works of the guillotine -- Between Scylla and Charybdis -- Farewells -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 533 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393061383
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
20070224 49
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)141187894
  • (OCoLC)141187894
Label
For liberty and glory : Washington, Lafayette, and their revolutions, James R. Gaines
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [487]-498) and index
Contents
The quest for glory -- Lexington and Versailles -- Endgames of the old regime -- La Victoire -- To Brandywine -- Another kind of crucible -- Enter France -- The beauty of a draw -- Showing their colors -- The ally and the traitor -- Into Virginia -- Yorktown -- The dark side of liberty -- Entr'acte -- Movements west and left -- Forms of bankruptcy -- Two conventions -- First blood -- Experiments in democracy -- Acts of defiance -- The spring of 1789 -- Come the revolution -- Front lines -- Works of the guillotine -- Between Scylla and Charybdis -- Farewells -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 533 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393061383
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
20070224 49
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)141187894
  • (OCoLC)141187894

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