The Marquis de Lafayette is an icon of Americanaand Frenchahistory. Lafayette's life story is the stuff of legend. Born into an aristocratic French family of warriors, made lieutenant in the French Royal Guard at age 14, and married into the royal family at 16, he traveled to the colonies at his own expense to fight in the American Revolution. By age 20, he was embraced by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who became his life-long friends. Here, historian Marc Leepson delivers an insightful account of the great general, whose love of liberty and passionate devotion to American and French independence shines in the pages of history.The couple named their new daughter Marie-Antoinette-Virginie in honor of the French queen and Lafayettea#39;s adopted fathera#39;s home state. Ic Lafayette used his influence at court to have several French coastal cities named free ports foranbsp;...
|Title||:||Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 2011-03-01|