Lafayette by Marc Leepson
Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General (World Generals Series)

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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.

About Marc Leepson

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Marc Leepson has written features and book reviews for many publications, including The New York Times, Preservation, Smithsonian, The Washington Post, and The Sun (Baltimore) and is a contributor to the Encyclopedia Americana. He lives with his family in Middleburg, Virginia. Additional information can be found at:
Published March 1, 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 225 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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An upbeat biography of the great French American patriot who channeled his zeal into a formidable force of leadership.

Feb 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Lafayette: Lessons in Leaders...

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For most soldiers, a single six-year revolution would provide action enough for a lifetime. For one wealthy French aristocrat, the Marquis de Lafayette, however, the American Revolution was merely Act I in a turbulent era. A hero of the American Revolution, Lafayette nearly lost his life in the F...

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