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Revolutionary Brothers: “No One Better Situated”

by Tom Chaffin In our third featured excerpt from Revolutionary Brothers, the Continental Army celebrates the French alliance as a twenty-one-year-old Lafayette proves his worth to General Washington.

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Revolutionary Brothers: “To Learn, and Not to Teach”

by Tom Chaffin In Tom Chaffin’s second excerpt from Revolutionary Brothers, the Marquis de Lafayette inspects the Continental Army for the first time in 1777. Although the Army is raggedly dressed and poorly armed, Lafayette acts with grace and humility

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Revolutionary Brothers: “Flattered by the Command”

by Tom Chaffin In the first of five excerpts from Revolutionary Brothers, Tom Chaffin chronicles Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette as they plan a Virginia campaign in 1781.

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