WASHINGTON AND THE LAFAYETTES by Frank W. & Cortelle Hutchins


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Sound factual book with careful attention to details of period and characters, but somehow it lacks any spark of inspiration. In the picture of George Washington and his relations with the elder Lafayette, just at the moment of their parting, and of the young Lafayette, during his years in the new United States, one gets the facts, but little or no sense of the personalities. There was enough adventure in young Lafayette's life to make this a grand bit of fact as exciting as fiction. As it stands, although it is a competent piece of research and fills a gap in the knowledge of the period, it is not a book that will inspire reading for sheer pleasure.

Pub Date: Aug. 9th, 1939
Publisher: Longmans, Green