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March 31st AFB Lafayette Book Event: Divergent Franco-American Views of Lafayette Based on New Biography

Laura Auricchio’s just-published biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered is sure to engender a lively discussion at a book-signing event at the French Consulate on March 31st (Tuesday) at 6:30 PM. Although Lafayette is considered a hero everywhere in the United States for his decisive military role in the American Revolution, in France his legacy is decidedly more mixed as a proponent of constitutional monarchy during the French Revolution, seeking a middle ground between the royals and their opponents. Author Laura Auricchio, an American historian and professor at the New School, will be joined by her French counterpart, Laurent Ferri, a historian, Cornell University professor, and curator of the Lafayette exhibition at Cornell. They will discuss this fascinating biography which The New Yorker calls “an astute and often thrilling reconsideration of Lafayette’s legacy”. A reception will follow the discussion. Please join us on March 31st! The French Consulate is located at 934 Fifth Avenue (between 74th & 75th Streets).

Judith Oringer, Publicist
Elaine Uzan Leary, Executive Director
RSVP email: Tel. (212) 725-5380

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