A Student of History

March 3, 2007

Washington and Lafayette: New Book

Filed under: New books — John Maass @ 11:15 am

At American Heritage is a review of a new book on the friendship of Washington and Lafayette, entitled Adopted Son.  Here’s a snip:

Clary’s book is not without flaws. Like many war histories it can get bogged down in technical details of battles. But its portrayal of Lafayette’s and Washington’s bond is fascinating, lyrically told and touching. “Picture the commander in chief asleep on his cloak after Monmouth, with the boy general curled up beside him,” Clary writes. “That image reflects the enduring truth in their story.”

A new book examines a remarkable relationship.

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