Lafayette by Donald Miller
His Extraordinary Life and Legacy

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"The author is at his best when he provides analysis, such as opining that Lafayette’s “weakness was a thirst for glory but none for power.” One wishes for more of such moments; nonetheless, readers interested in Lafayette will find a comprehensive account here."
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Lafayette was a charming French soldier who became like a son to George Washington and rose to lead troops in Virginia during the American Revolution. But what happened to him upon his return to France?



Donald Miller presents the most complete biography in English of an aristocrat who was “the hero of two worlds”—fighting to free England’s colonies and then returning home to reject tyranny in France.



Lafayette inherited massive wealth and rode with princes, but he renounced his title to champion citizens’ rights and offered reforms to end Louis XVI’s absolute rule. His Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen proclaimed rights given to men by nature—not God.



As creator of the Paris National Guard, Lafayette designed its uniform and a French flag with the colors of Paris and the United States. He led a great fete marking the French Revolution’s first year in the Champ de Mars, later scene of many deaths for which he was unfairly blamed.



When Lafayette returned to the United States forty-one years after its independence, he was celebrated as a hero. The ideals that made him one of history’s most celebrated and intriguing figures remain just as relevant today as when he was alive.

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About Donald Miller

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The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is the author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels. Now living in Spokane, Washington, the “First Lady of the West” hit a career high when all three of her 2011 Creed Cowboy books debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. In 2007, the Romance Writers of America presented her their Lifetime Achievement Award. She personally funds her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women. Visit her at www.lindalaelmiller.com.
 
Published August 19, 2015 by iUniverse. 391 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction
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"The author is at his best when he provides analysis, such as opining that Lafayette’s “weakness was a thirst for glory but none for power.” One wishes for more of such moments; nonetheless, readers interested in Lafayette will find a comprehensive account here."

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