The Marquis de Lafayette is an icon of American--and French--history. 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 marquisa#39; fellow Masons put on banquets for him virtually everywhere he traveled, as did his fellow Society of the ... Lafayette also spent a month in the White House as the guest of newly elected President John Quincy Adams. Lafayettea#39;sanbsp;...
|Title||:||Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 2011-03-01|