Author(s): Gaines, James R.
They started as courtiers in a hierarchy of privilege, however historical past recalls them as patriot-citizens in a commonwealth of equals. On April 18, 1775, a rebellion over the cost of flour broke out within the French town of Dijon that very same evening, around the Atlantic, Paul Revere fastened the quickest horse he may just to find. So started what had been referred to as the "sister revolutions" of France and America. In a unmarried narrative, this ebook tells the tale of the ones revolutions and presentations simply how deeply intertwined they in fact have been. Their leaders, George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, have been incessantly noticed as father and son, however their courting, whilst shut, was once each bit as advanced because the lengthy, fraught historical past of the French-American alliance. Vain, difficult, formidable, they strove to form their characters and data into the shape they sought after historical past to bear in mind.–From writer description. Read extra… Abstract: They started as courtiers in a hierarchy of privilege, however historical past recalls them as patriot-citizens in a commonwealth of equals. Read extra…