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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Please join us September 23rd for a discussion on Revolutionary War French General Lafayette by Historian Marc Leepson at Arader Galleries- 1016 Madison Avenue

On Friday, September 23rd at 7 PM, Marc Leepson, a noted historian and journalist, will be giving a talk on his latest book, Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General, at the Arader Galleries' 1016 Madison Avenue townhouse. The book, Mr. Leepson's seventh, is a concise biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, the renowned French general and statesman who was the most revered foreigner in the early American republic. To learn more about Mr. Leepson and Lafayette, please visit his website http://www.marcleepson.com/

In conjunction with Mr. Leepson’s talk, a selection of historically significant maps relating to Lafayette’s service in the American Revolution will be on view, including:
(Link in each caption leads to full offering) 

This map captures the topography of the Revolutionary War’s third year and very beginning of the alliance between the French and American forces.   
Published in 1825, this second edition is the only issue created in celebration of General Lafayette’s transformational visit to the city. 

Published in 1777, this map was used during the battle of Rhode Island (Battle of Quaker Hill), where Lafayette served with distinction at the request of General George Washington.   

We hope you will join us for what will surely prove to be an enlightening talk regarding one of early America’s most important figures. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the event.

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