Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

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  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • ISBN : 1101624019
  • Rating : 4/5 from 29 reviews
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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 20 October 2015
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From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette. Chronicling General Lafayette’s years in Washington’s army, Vowell reflects on the ideals of the American Revolution versus the reality of the Revolutionary War. Riding shotgun with Lafayette, Vowell swerves from the high-minded debates of Independence Hall to the frozen wasteland of Valley Forge, from

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  • Release : 23 February 2020
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 54-page guide for "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States" by Sarah Vowell includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like American Mythology and War as an Opportunity.

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