No figure in the Revolutionary era inspired as much affection and reverence as Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette
Both our Constitution and our historic monuments were trashed.
Now closed to the public as part of the enlarged White House security zone, the Square has witnessed many historic moments over the last two centuries.
The French helped us win our Revolution. A few years later we were at war with Napoleon’s navy. The two countries have been falling in and out of love ever since. Why?
Everything depended on a French fleet leaving the Indies on time; two American armies meeting in Virginia on time; a French fleet beating a British fleet; a French army getting along with an American one; and a British general staying put.
and how, a decade after the Revolution, a melodramatic rescue attempt, involving a grateful young American, went awry
Rakehells, men of good will, adventurers, and bunglers were all in the glittering pageant when the Old World came to help out the New