General Marquis de Lafayette

When the Marquis de Lafayette returned to the U.S. in 1824, more than 75 percent of New Yorkers turned out to greet him. This hour, we’ll talk about the integral role the Frenchman played in the American Revolution – and about his close friendship with George Washington – with Sarah Vowell. She’s the author of “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States” (Riverhead Books).

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