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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.

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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 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, and 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.

"Absorbing.... Distinguished as much by the writing as the argument.... Fresh." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"This book [is] not only a box of historical delights, but a timely one, too." ---San Francisco Chronicle

"A consistently able, accurate, and entertaining guide…. A welcome and highly readable addition to the field." ---Ron Chernow, author of Alexander Hamilton
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For Liberty and Glory

Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions

Author James R. Gaines

Narrated by Norman Dietz

Publication date Oct 29, 2007

Running time 21 hrs

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