For Liberty and Glory Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions by James R. Gaines
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 night, across the Atlantic, Paul Revere mounted the fastest horse he could find and kicked it into a gallop.
So began what have been called the sister revolutions of France and America. In a single, thrilling narrative, this book tells the story of those revolutions and shows just how deeply intertwined they actually were. Their leaders, George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, were often seen as father and son, but their relationship, while close, was every bit as complex as the long, fraught history of the French-American alliance. Vain, tough, ambitious, they strove to shape their characters and records into the form they wanted history to remember. James R. Gaines provides fascinating insights into these personal transformations and is equally brilliant at showing the extraordinary effect of the two freedom fighters on subsequent history.
This is an Advance Reading Copy, also known as an Advance Readers Edition, Uncorrected Proof or Unbound Manuscript. ARCs may differ from the final book in some of the text, and if there are pictures or illustrations, they generally are not included.
Its release date was September 6, 2007, and it retails for $29.95. This softcover advance edition is 496 pages and measures approximately 6" x 9.25". It has "staff" written on the outer edge. Many people consider these pre-release books to be first editions. It is unread.