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The Marquis de Lafayette: Bright Sword for Freedom

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published 1958 by Random House
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Chris Gager
I read some of these Landmark Books as a kid but it's hard to remember which ones. So... reading this will be a trip and a tribute. Also a look at a character from Simon Shama's "Citizens". I suspect this will be a bit of a propaganda exercise. The author's name rings a bell - Washington D.C./government kind of thing. I'll look it up later.

Got into it a bit last night. The style is a bit tilted towards yea- America propaganda. Typical white version of history. Slavery? Indian genocide? - never h
My oh my oh my! I loved this book! I learned so much about Marquis de Lafayette. He played a vital role in our country's quest for freedom. I don't think we convey his importance in schools.

I truly believe all students should have to read this Landmark Series before graduating from high school. The problem is ... finding all of the books!
Sheralyn Belyeu
Imprisonment, escapes, battles, conspiracy, thrilling speeches, interviews with Washington, Napoleon, Jefferson, Franklin--Lafayette's life was the stuff of legend. Great overview of a great man!
Todd Kruse
A quick but educational read. I had no idea Lafayette was offered the governorship of the Louisiana Territory by President Jefferson. That would have placed him along with Lewis and Clark in yet another chapter of the USA's history. Lafayette led a fascinating life that is worth studying.
Olga Levin
I believe that this is the one that I read as a kid in 4th grade. Not entirely sure though.
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