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        Robert Laffont
        EAN : 9782221215081
        Shaping : BROCHE
        Pages : 324
        Size : 1 x 215 mm
        The Lafayette Affair

        Release date : 26/04/2018
        Guillaume Debré, a novelist well-acquainted with the United States having lived there for many years, reveals a misunderstood event in the La Fayette saga.
        This novel challenges the legend of the Marquis of Lafayette, hailed as a liberator of the French Revolution, who may have thereafter been betrayed by George Washington. Did Washington deliberately leave Lafayette to rot in an Austrian prison for five years, from 1792 to 1797? And did he refuse him... This novel challenges the legend of the Marquis of Lafayette, hailed as a liberator of the French Revolution, who may have thereafter been betrayed by George Washington. Did Washington deliberately leave Lafayette to rot in an Austrian prison for five years, from 1792 to 1797? And did he refuse him exile in America after he was freed? The accusation was only a rumor, but it spread around New York in the 1830s. Some affirmed that the proof existed, in the form of a letter written in Lafayette’s own hand. The rumor tasted of a scandal, because it tarnished two icons of American history.
        A young editor at the Courrier and Enquirer named William Castillion will lead an investigation into the affair. Fed by ambition and as eager for fame as he is for perfection, this journalist’s persistent search to reveal the truth will take him to the innards of New York State, the heart of Washington’s power, but also to the Paris of the Revolution of 1830. He will meet famous figures from that era, including Talleyrand, James Monroe et Lafayette himself. First acting as a witness, then an actor in this drama that mixes convictions, disguises and compromises, the young writer will discover that it can be dangerous to want to reveal the myths on which History feeds.
         
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        EAN : 9782221215081
        Shaping : BROCHE
        Pages : 324
        Size : 1 x 215 mm
        Robert Laffont