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The Marquis de Lafayette, America's favorite, fighting Frenchman!  

This guide is a collection of resources on the life of the Marquis de Lafayette and his one-time visit to Fayetteville, NC in March of 1825.
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Available biographies

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Lafayette - Harlow Giles Unger
Call Number: B LAFAYETTE
ISBN: 0471394327
This is an immensely readable, biography on the Marquis that covers his early life, his friendship with George Washington, his involvement in the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolution, and his later year and death.

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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - Sarah Vowell
Call Number: B LAFAYETTE
ISBN: 9781594631740
A thoroughly entertaining, and even, funny account of the Marquis de Lafayette's time in the United States.

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The Marquis - Laura Auricchio
Call Number: B LAFAYETTE
ISBN: 0307387453
In this recent, and award-winning, biography, Laura Auricchio, attempts to cut through the myths surrounding the Marquis de Lafayette and give readers a clearer picture of who he really was.

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Lafayette - Marc Leepson; Wesley K. Clark (Foreword by)
Call Number: 355.0092 L
ISBN: 9780230105041
An account of the Marquis' military career.

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The Life of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette - Ebenezer Mack
ISBN: 133139774X
This biography, originally published in 1841 was one of the first complete biographies written on the Marquis. It is only available in the Local and State History Room of the Headquarters Branch Library.


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