The Resource The marquis : Lafayette reconsidered, Laura Auricchio

The marquis : Lafayette reconsidered, Laura Auricchio

Label
The marquis : Lafayette reconsidered
Title
The marquis
Title remainder
Lafayette reconsidered
Statement of responsibility
Laura Auricchio
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a biography that looks past the storybook hero who cast aside family and fortune to advance the transcendent aims of liberty and justice, Laura Auricchio gives us a rich portrait of a man driven by dreams of glory and felled by tragic, human weaknesses. We come to understand the personal struggles, social quandaries, and idealistic visions that inspired an orphaned young nobleman to cross an ocean at age nineteen to fight a war that was none of his concern. Here is the young Lafayette, removed from the French army as a result of sweeping reforms, trapped in a gilded cage until American emissaries reached Paris seeking support. In the American cause, Lafayette, whose only vision had been of martial glory, saw a way to reach his dreams, and seized it with gusto. Americans welcomed him with open arms, and he returned their affection fully. His American éclat was so brilliant and his enthusiasm so great that he quickly became the symbol of the Franco-American alliance that ultimately defeated Great Britain. But while Lafayette's reputation rose to great heights during the American Revolution, it collapsed during the French one. As revolutionaries hurtled in radical directions and monarchists dug in their heels, Lafayette lost control, 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, Lafayette was now viewed as opportunistic, a dreamer, and a traitor to his nation--and today remains a murky figure in French memory. Auricchio, drawing on substantial new research conducted in libraries, archives, museums, and private homes in France and the United States, gives us history on a grand scale as she reveals the man and his complex life, and challenges the myths that have surrounded his name for more than two centuries.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Auricchio, Laura
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC146.L2
LC item number
A87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier <<de>>
  • France
  • France
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Generals
  • Statesmen
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • United States
  • France
  • United States
Label
The marquis : Lafayette reconsidered, Laura Auricchio
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-39) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. From Province to Paris -- II. American patriot -- III. French reformer -- IV. Between two worlds
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxvi, 409 pages
Isbn
9780307267559
Lccn
2013046386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024121882
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)863633078
  • (OCoLC)ocn863633078
Label
The marquis : Lafayette reconsidered, Laura Auricchio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-39) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. From Province to Paris -- II. American patriot -- III. French reformer -- IV. Between two worlds
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxvi, 409 pages
Isbn
9780307267559
Lccn
2013046386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024121882
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)863633078
  • (OCoLC)ocn863633078

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