Why Not, Lafayette?

Why Not, Lafayette? Traces The Life Of The French Nobleman Who Fought For Democracy In Revolutions In Both The United States And France.

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  • Hardcover
  • 96 pages
  • Why Not, Lafayette?
  • Jean Fritz
  • English
  • 23 January 2019
  • 039923411X

10 thoughts on “Why Not, Lafayette?

  1. says:

    Do you remember who Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier was He is very famous in American history, but you probably know him better as the Marquis de Lafayette, or, as he preferred to be called, just Lafayette, who was born Sept 6, 1757 His father died before he was two years old and his mother and grandfather died when he was twelve, leaving him to inherit their fortune under the guardianship of his great grandfather At fourteen years old, he joined the French Military and, at age Do you remember who Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier was He is very famous in American history, but you probably know him better as the Marquis de Lafayette, or, as he preferred to be called, just Lafayette, who was born Sept 6, 1757 His father died before he was two years old and his mother and grandfather died when he was twelve, leaving him to inherit their fortune under the guardianship of his great grandfather At fourteen years old, he joined the French Military and, at age sixteen, married Marie Adrienne Francoise de Noailles, whose family was related to King Louis XVI At nineteen, against the wishes of his great grandfather, his father in law, and the King, he purchased a ship and persuaded several French officers to accompany him to fight in the American Revolution And, the rest, as they say, is history Colonial General George Washington appointed Lafayette a major general Wounded ...

  2. says:

    Wow, this guy s life was fascinating And this book tells it in such a fun and easy going way I really like this author s biographiesthey include such personal details that make the people seem so muchreal This book was lengthier than the others I ve read, without so many pictures, but still has the same style as the simpler picture biographies There was a lot of humor that just cracked me up the kids didn t quite get why I thought it was so funny thoughthey chalked it up to Wow, this guy s life was fascinating And this book tells it in such a fun and easy going way I really like this author s biographiesthey include such personal details that make the people seem so muchreal This book was lengthier than the others I ve read, without so many pictures, but still has the same style as the simpler picture biographies There was a lot of humor that just cracked me up the kids didn t quite get why I thought it was so funny thoughthey chalked it up to adult humor I really...

  3. says:

    This was a well written, interesting account of Lafayette s life It was very informative, and contained facts I d not read elsewhere He was an amazing man, and his legacy lives on this account which, while written for children, is enjoyable for adults as well.

  4. says:

    America s favorite fighting Frenchman

  5. says:

    Lafayette was a spontaneous French man who left his 14 year old bride to find adventure in America fighting for George Washington He came back to France and his young wife full of the American spirit and tried to influence his own country s leaders to create a democratic government He wasn t successful in convincing the revolutionaries They put him in jail He wasn t able to convince Napoleon, he was too selfish His story was such an interesting paradox between the two countries It was fasc Lafayette was a spontaneous French man who left his 14 year old bride to find adventure in America fighting for George Washington He came back to France and his young wife full of the American spirit and tried to influence his own country s leaders to create a democratic government He wasn t successful in convin...

  6. says:

    When I toured Monticello, Montpelier, and Mount Vernon, all the guides relayed stories of our founding fathers and Lafayette I simply had to learnabout him and his relationships with our early presidents This book fit the bill.Why Not, Lafayette is a lively account of to quote the back cover A man who threw off the boundaries imposed upon him to stand up for what he believed was right, the Marquis de Lafayette grew from an idealist...

  7. says:

    Although it was a bit slow at the start, Why Not, Lafayette proved to be a worth while read This lovely little novella gives insight on Lafayette s greatest impacts on history as well as some insight on who he was as a person It was very interesting, especially the chapters about his involvement in French liberty.The only times it fell short were when his battles were described Battles are not as exciting if they are plainly put into words, but Lafayette s actions in later chapters proved to Although it was a bit slow at the start, Why Not, Lafayette proved to be a worth while read This lovely little novella gives insight on Lafayette s greatest impacts on history as well as some insight on who he was as a person It was very interesting, especially the chapters about his involvement in French liberty.The...

  8. says:

    I finished this book quickly, and I loved reading every word This was an easy read, and a fun one as well I learned so much about Lafayette, and I actually cried at a couple of very heartwarming parts The author is funny, concise, and all around enter...

  9. says:

    This isn t as compelling as some of Jean Fritz s work, but it is very readable and full of information The inclusion of excerpted letters and speeches is really cool to see in a children s book and young Lafayette is very enjoyable in those letters.

  10. says:

    An informative account about the Marquis de Lafayette and his contributions to the American Revolution It s a short book my son who is a 13 year old history buff enjoyed it My 9 year old daughter not so much I recommend this book for older kids.

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