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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

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Published by Riverhead Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26482681M
ISBN 101594631743
ISBN 109781594631740

This book takes a look at the Marquis de Lafayette and a few other scheming Frenchmen, such as the playwright Beaumarchais, author of "The Barber of Seville." In that play, the character Figaro utters a line that captures Beaumarchais's approach to aiding America in the war: "When there's a call for my services I am a man of initiative who goes.   Historical comedy fans will be entertained by Sarah Vowell’s latest book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, as she paints a complicated sitcom about the Revolutionary War straight from the “patriot blooper reel.” Vowell’s writing is conversational, accentuated by its unusual layout: a single, long essay without chapters.

  Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (Book): Vowell, Sarah: On Aug , an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been 30 years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so .   From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette. Chronicling General Lafayette’s years in Washington’s army, Vowell reflects on the ideals of the American 4/5(46).

From the bestselling author of "Assassination Vacation" and "The Partly Cloudy Patriot," an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington's trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de cling General Lafayette's years in Washington's army, Vowell reflects on the ideals of the American . Lafayette in the SOMEWHAT United States I’d venture a guess that few adults remember their 11th grade American history class as being particularly ~.


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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is more than a non-fiction book; it is a history textbook, a Broadway companion, a travel guide, and political essay collection. I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook -- I highly recommend it as it comes with an all-star cast (Nick Offerman as George Washington?!) as well as being read by /5.

—The National Book Review “Sarah Vowell turns her keen eye and droll wit to the American Revolution in her latest historical venture, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Vowell, of course, doesn't just give us the highlights; she offers a portrait of [Lafayette] and his older contemporaries, with whom he found friendship, glory, and /5().

In her latest, “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States,” Vowell wanders through the history of the American Revolution and its immediate. An Amazon Best Book of October The Marquis de Lafayette, a.k.a.

one of George Washington’s best buds, is the subject of Sarah Vowell’s latest offering, Lafayette in the Somewhat Unitedwhy would a young French aristocrat venture to our shores to join Washington’s army and fight in the Revolutionary War?/5(). Review: 'Lafayette In The Somewhat United States' By Sarah Vowell Sarah Vowell's charming not-quite-a-history gives us a young, glory-hungry Marquis de Lafayette, and the Founding Fathers not as.

Check out our review of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell's uniquely entertaining biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, General Washington's right hand man and a key player in the defeat of British.

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is a humorous and insightful portrait of the famed Frenchman, the impact he had on our young country, and his ongoing relationship with instrumental Americans of the time, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and many more.

John Slattery as the Marquis de Lafayette. [Lafayette in the Somewhat United States] is about the friendship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, but in Vowell’s inimitable style it is also firmly grounded in the present.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “Here's one historian who is a born storyteller.”—Philadelphia InquirerBrand: Penguin Publishing Group.

About Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.

Chronicling General Lafayette’s years in Washington’s army, Vowell reflects on. My first stint with Book of the Month resulted in a free copy of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, a history tome rumored to be all snark and entertainment.

Several years later, after having gathered some dust on my shelves, I decided it just looked too forlorn and it was time for this decidedly fiction loving, generally history averse.

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Book Summary: From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.

Chronicling General Lafayette’s years in Washington’s army, Vowell. Within the first two pages of Sarah Vowell’s “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States,” the celebrated history geek warns us her book is no chest-thumping tour through the American War of Author: Ethan Gilsdorf.

Sarah Vowell talked about her book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, in which she looks at the American Revolution via the French-born Marquis de. Sarah Vowell talked about her book Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, in which she looks at the American Revolution through the eyes of the French-born Marquis de Lafayette.

She spoke on. Vowell’s narrative look at our somewhat united states is humorous, irreverent and wholly original. About the Author Sarah Vowell is the bestselling author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, Unfamiliar Fishes, The Wordy Shipmates, Assassination Vacation.

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is a humorous and insightful portrait of the famed Frenchman, the impact he had on our young country, and his ongoing relationship with some of the instrumental Americans of the time, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and many Edition: Unabridged.

Review For Lafayette in the somewhat United States Sarah Vowell’s acerbic, insightful wit comes through loud and clear in this fascinating account of French General Lafayette and his role in the American Revolution, but it took me a while to adjust to her irreverent banter in print–as well as being an author Vowell is also known for her.

Get this from a library. Lafayette in the somewhat United States. [Sarah Vowell] -- On Augan elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him.

Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been 30 years since the. This book was recommended to me by Rachel Noleff. In January she was in a car accident. She is currently in The University of Toledo Medical Center battling for her life. "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States" was my first Vowell.

As I struggled and winced my way through it, I found myself uncharitably hoping that it would be my last. Subversive historian Sarah Vowell offers another idiosyncratic chronicle of our nation’s coming-of-age with Lafayette in the Somewhat United lively account of the Marquis de Lafayette and the American Revolution is of a piece with Vowell’s previous books, which include Assassination Vacation (), a tour of sites dedicated to murdered American .Lafayette in the Somewhat United States NPR coverage of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Sarah Vowell.Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is a history of America written by Sarah Vowell. Vowell uses the perspective of the Marquis de Lafayette—a Frenchman who longed to fight with the Americans and win military glory—to give an irreverent, timely history of the United States, with relevant implications for America’s modern.