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Marquis de Lafayette The Marquis de Lafayette may be a name that sounds vaguely familiar. If you've studied even a little American history, you'll recall Lafayette as George Washington's right-hand man during the American Revolution. This remarkable man was just a teenager when he ventured across the seas from France to fight in a conflict that he was in no way obligated Marquis de Lafayette The Marquis de Lafayette may be a name that sounds vaguely familiar. If you've studied even a little American history, you'll recall Lafayette as George Washington's right-hand man during the American Revolution. This remarkable man was just a teenager when he ventured across the seas from France to fight in a conflict that he was in no way obligated to participate in. Yet, here he was, this young man full of idealistic thoughts, ready to help a country set their path on the road to independence. Little did Lafayette know that this would be just the first ride among many that he would take in his lifetime. Inside you will read about... ✓ Early Life ✓ Farewell to France ✓ American Revolution ✓ France and America Once Again ✓ An American and a French Hero ✓ French Revolution ✓ Going From Bad to Worse And much more! For what Lafayette accomplished in America and what he brought home to France was unmistakably unique in his own time. For over seventy years this man would be the well-known and intimate friend of world leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. The Marquis de Lafayette can truly be called an American patriot; one who tried his best to bring America's best to the world's stage. Lafayette reached out to all; the poor, the middle classes, and the nobility. He believed in freedom for all people and for that we should be truly grateful.


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Marquis de Lafayette The Marquis de Lafayette may be a name that sounds vaguely familiar. If you've studied even a little American history, you'll recall Lafayette as George Washington's right-hand man during the American Revolution. This remarkable man was just a teenager when he ventured across the seas from France to fight in a conflict that he was in no way obligated Marquis de Lafayette The Marquis de Lafayette may be a name that sounds vaguely familiar. If you've studied even a little American history, you'll recall Lafayette as George Washington's right-hand man during the American Revolution. This remarkable man was just a teenager when he ventured across the seas from France to fight in a conflict that he was in no way obligated to participate in. Yet, here he was, this young man full of idealistic thoughts, ready to help a country set their path on the road to independence. Little did Lafayette know that this would be just the first ride among many that he would take in his lifetime. Inside you will read about... ✓ Early Life ✓ Farewell to France ✓ American Revolution ✓ France and America Once Again ✓ An American and a French Hero ✓ French Revolution ✓ Going From Bad to Worse And much more! For what Lafayette accomplished in America and what he brought home to France was unmistakably unique in his own time. For over seventy years this man would be the well-known and intimate friend of world leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. The Marquis de Lafayette can truly be called an American patriot; one who tried his best to bring America's best to the world's stage. Lafayette reached out to all; the poor, the middle classes, and the nobility. He believed in freedom for all people and for that we should be truly grateful.

30 review for Marquis de Lafayette: A Life From Beginning to End

  1. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie (Bookfever)

    "Son, husband, father, military officer, politican, almost-dictator and prisoner, Lafayette has quite the story to tell." This book was a really interesting one. I love reading about any historical figures that were connected to the American and/or French revolutions. I actually didn't want to stop reading this book, it was super engrossing. In the last two years or so I've especially become interested in the American revolution, especially. And Lafayette was such a remarkeble human being, it "Son, husband, father, military officer, politican, almost-dictator and prisoner, Lafayette has quite the story to tell." This book was a really interesting one. I love reading about any historical figures that were connected to the American and/or French revolutions. I actually didn't want to stop reading this book, it was super engrossing. In the last two years or so I've especially become interested in the American revolution, especially. And Lafayette was such a remarkeble human being, it has to be said! I learned so much more about him because of this book. As always these books are short and can be read in one sitting but it does have a decent amount of information about Lafayette as well as the American and French revolution. And so much more. I loved reading about his early life and especially the part of 'Notable Facts About the Marquis de Lafayette.' I just love facts like that. Overall, Marquis de Lafayette: A Life From Beginning to End is yet another Hourly History book that I would highly recommend. It's definitely one of my top favorites out of them all.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    “Pour toi-meme etre vrai.” “To thine own self be true.” Hamlet Act 1, Scene 3 William Shakespeare Born on September 6, 1757, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Montier, more commonly known as the Marquis de Lafayette was to play a large role in American and European history. Inspired by news of Britain’s North American colonies revolt, the young French nobleman longed to be a part of this revolution. This nineteen-year-old was already a captain in the French army. Without formal permission Laf “Pour toi-meme etre vrai.” “To thine own self be true.” Hamlet Act 1, Scene 3 William Shakespeare Born on September 6, 1757, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Montier, more commonly known as the Marquis de Lafayette was to play a large role in American and European history. Inspired by news of Britain’s North American colonies revolt, the young French nobleman longed to be a part of this revolution. This nineteen-year-old was already a captain in the French army. Without formal permission Lafayette sailed from Europe, arriving in South Carolina on June 13, 1777. He soon met with a number of key military and political leaders and offered his services, without pay, to their cause. He was commissioned into the army as a major general; he had just turned twenty. Although he participated in a few battles with the British, his greatest contribution to the cause was the obvious enthusiasm for the cause and his help in securing French naval help during this long war for independence. His American experiences served him well when he returns to France. He tried to avoid bloodshed during the first phases of what would later be the French Revolution. His failure didn’t deter him from trying to be the voice of reason during this time of political and social upheaval in Europe. Like other books in the Hourly History series, the reader is served the bones of a person or event of the past. A comprehensive picture is painted, leaving me hungering for more. Its short format is designed to pique the reader and encourage them to explore in depth through other publications. I must admit, it works for me as I am sure it will for others.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Gary

    One should not expect the books in the Hourly History series to be definitive volumes on a particular subject. They serve as a biographical or historical overview of the subject of the work. One can then determine if they would like to further research the subject. I’ve read a number of them and recommend them. "Marquis de Lafayette: A Life from Beginning to End" starts with his birth into an old and distinguished family in France. He becomes the Marquis at the age of 2 following his father’s dea One should not expect the books in the Hourly History series to be definitive volumes on a particular subject. They serve as a biographical or historical overview of the subject of the work. One can then determine if they would like to further research the subject. I’ve read a number of them and recommend them. "Marquis de Lafayette: A Life from Beginning to End" starts with his birth into an old and distinguished family in France. He becomes the Marquis at the age of 2 following his father’s death in battle. He becomes a military officer at the age of 14 and a Major General at 19. Shortly after her begins his national friendship with America and serves in ranks during the American Revolution. Returning to France he is a hero on two continents and is called upon during the tumultuous days of the French Revolution. Through his political influence he tries to guide peaceful solutions for France to progress to a republic. However he too falls to the more vengeful forces and he and his family are imprisoned like so many other of the aristocracy. Free again during the era of Napoleon, he remains out of the public eye at his home. As an old man he once again visits his American friends. Returning to France the monarchy has returns before his death. NOTE: This review is of a work in a Kindle eBook format.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina Kaye Fox

    Loved learning about this man!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    It was surprising news to learn that Lafayette lived in the US for a while (during and after the American Revolution) before returning to France --  in time for the beginning of the French Revolution.  I also didn't know that Thomas Jefferson helped Lafayette write "the Rights of Man and of the Citizen," a declaration for French rights (written before the French Revolution started). Thus, Americans were involved in the French Revolution ideas. I appreciated the clarity of the Hourly History's eva It was surprising news to learn that Lafayette lived in the US for a while (during and after the American Revolution) before returning to France --  in time for the beginning of the French Revolution.  I also didn't know that Thomas Jefferson helped Lafayette write "the Rights of Man and of the Citizen," a declaration for French rights (written before the French Revolution started). Thus, Americans were involved in the French Revolution ideas. I appreciated the clarity of the Hourly History's evaluation of the reasons behind the French Revolution.  The whole story of Lafayette's life was engrossing; he was much more important than I remember history texts telling.  The fact that he spent his own fortune helping the Americans is amazing.  Lafayette must have been shocked and sick at heart with the way the Revolution devolved into an extended bloodbath in his own country.  Thanks for the excellent summation.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Douglas Brown

    A quick study of a remarkable life It is always hard to distill a vast subject into 50 pages, and Hourly History has done a fair job considering the Marquis' large histories in both the US and French Revolutions. The drawback is that there is even less space to spend on the person themselves, and although the author does weave in some interesting nuggets I found myself imagining the Marquis as a human pinball, careening from one historical event to the next. Overall, an excellent fast-moving summ A quick study of a remarkable life It is always hard to distill a vast subject into 50 pages, and Hourly History has done a fair job considering the Marquis' large histories in both the US and French Revolutions. The drawback is that there is even less space to spend on the person themselves, and although the author does weave in some interesting nuggets I found myself imagining the Marquis as a human pinball, careening from one historical event to the next. Overall, an excellent fast-moving summary.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Richard Brylczyk

    I learned more from this short summary about Lafayette than in all my history classes in high school. He was aa true revolutionary fighter n the best sense of the phrase. I will be looking for more biographies of the man to increase my knowlege of this great American (albeit foreign-born) patriot.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Glenn Lygrisse

    Enlightenment on an Enlightened Individual This is a quite good synopsis of a very remarkable individual. The world needs another Lafayette now. It should be required reading for all students of U.S. history.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Mihalchick

    How interesting! Why wasn't this taught in history classes? What a life he led, as an integral part of both the American and French revolutions. This is à well written book that will spark your interest in knowing more. How interesting! Why wasn't this taught in history classes? What a life he led, as an integral part of both the American and French revolutions. This is à well written book that will spark your interest in knowing more.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bruce

    I NEVER KNEW WHAT A GREATNMAN THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE WAS.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Entertaining Introduction This quick read is a well balanced overview of the life and times of Lafayette in America and overseas. It has personality and a few grammatical errors.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Igor

    Very long and interesting life indeed. It requires many more pages to describe it minimally. Still, a good summary.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cliff

    Fascinating story of a famous Frenchman.

  14. 5 out of 5

    William Barron

    Short and interesting Concise history of this hero including his involvement in the French revolution. Not enough of the book explains his imprisonment.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rubin Carpenter

    An amazing life most of the American history I've read or studied only focus on the founding fathers and Lafayette is a footnote This was a a very good read of a life most overlook An amazing life most of the American history I've read or studied only focus on the founding fathers and Lafayette is a footnote This was a a very good read of a life most overlook

  16. 5 out of 5

    Molly

    Amazing story of the kind of person we need in today's world. If it had been edited and proofread properly, it would have gotten 5 stars Amazing story of the kind of person we need in today's world. If it had been edited and proofread properly, it would have gotten 5 stars

  17. 5 out of 5

    Casey

    A nice summary. Great overview of someone I know but don't know know. I'd like to check out more Hourly History. A nice summary. Great overview of someone I know but don't know know. I'd like to check out more Hourly History.

  18. 4 out of 5

    George Polansky

    A snapshot of the life of Marquis de Lafayette.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Stanley Motsavage

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ron Navarra

  21. 5 out of 5

    Brendan Flanagan

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kerry

  23. 5 out of 5

    John P. Vickers

  24. 5 out of 5

    Shannen

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kate

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ricardo Gutierrez

  27. 5 out of 5

    chris hoban

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jean

  29. 5 out of 5

    Margarita Restrepo

  30. 5 out of 5

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