Monday, November 15, 2010

Lafayette and the American Revolution

Lafayette and the American Revolution
By Russell Freedman
Holiday House, 2010. 88 pgs. Young Adult Nonfiction

Freedman gives readers a brief overview of Lafayette's involvement in the American Revolution, showing his disdain for court life and his desire to be a solider and an officer, even as France was disbanding many of its military units. His zeal led him to the American continent, where he served with George Washington, and back to France where he rallied support for the Americans. Interesting and informative, this book only provides a brief overview of Lafayette, but it has enough information to help readers to understand this man's role in American history as well as to pique interest in finding out more.


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