Go Advanced Search
 

Buy from a third party:





Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

by Sarah Vowell


Product Details

Author
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
8 Hrs. 7 Min.
Share This

Description

From the best-selling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette - the one Frenchman we could all agree on - and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality.

On August 16, 1824, 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 he had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was 120,000.

Lafayette's arrival in 1824 coincided with one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history. Congress had just fought its first epic battle over slavery, and the threat of a Civil War loomed. But Lafayette, belonging to neither North nor South, to no political party or faction, was a walking, talking reminder of the sacrifices and bravery of the revolutionary generation and what they wanted this country to be. His return was not just a reunion with his beloved Americans; it was a reunion for Americans with their own astonishing, singular past.

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
Nick Offerman as George Washington
Fred Armisen as Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Bobby Cannavale as Benjamin Franklin
John Hodgman as John Adams
Stephanie March as Evelyn Wotherspoon Wainwight and Linda Williams
Alexis Denisof as The British Leadership
Patton Oswalt as Thomas Jefferson and Sherm


People Who Liked Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Also Liked These Free Titles:
  KCRW's Film Reviews Podcast
by Joe Morgenstern

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: October 2015
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: L081349
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download
9781442391093
Audio CD
1442391081
978144239108