BOOK TALK: Lafayette

When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Where: Library of Virginia, Conference Rooms

Please join us as critically acclaimed author and historian Marc Leepson presents his insightful new account of the great Marquis de Lafayette, whose love of liberty and passionate devotion to American and French independence shine in the pages of history.

His life story is the stuff of legend: born into an aristocratic French family of warriors, Lafayette was made lieutenant in the French Royal Guard at age 14 and then married into the royal family at 16. Enamored with the ideals of the American Revolution, he traveled to the colonies at his own expense to fight alongside his comrades in their battle for freedom and democracy. By age 20, he was commissioned a major general in the Continental Army and was embraced by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who became his lifelong friends.

*If you would like a signed copy of the book but are unable to make the event, please pre-order a copy, and we will ship it out to you following Mr. Leepson’s talk. To ensure prompt handling and delivery of your order, please indicate that you are unable to make the event in the Special Instructions box during checkout. Thank you!

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