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For liberty and glory : Washington, Lafayette, and their revolutions

by Gaines, James R.

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They began as courtiers in a hierarchy of privilege, but history remembers them as patriot-citizens in a commonwealth of equals. On April 18, 1775, a riot over the price of flour broke out in the French city of Dijon; that same night, across the Atlantic, Paul Revere mounted the fastest horse he cou... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • The quest for glory
  • Lexington and Versailles
  • Endgames of the old regime
  • La Victoire
  • To Brandywine
  • Another kind of crucible
  • Enter France
  • The beauty of a draw
  • Showing their colors
  • The ally and the traitor
  • Into Virginia
  • Yorktown
  • The dark side of liberty
  • Entr'acte
  • Movements west and left
  • Forms of bankruptcy
  • Two conventions
  • First blood
  • Experiments in democracy
  • Acts of defiance
  • The spring of 1789
  • Come the revolution
  • Front lines
  • Works of the guillotine
  • Between Scylla and Charybdis
  • Farewells
  • Epilogue.