The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered by Laura Auricchio
When: Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6 p.m.
Where: Anderson House, Society of the Cincinatti
Laura Auricchio discusses and signs copies of her book The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014). Dr. Auricchio is school dean of the New School. She teaches art history, specializing in 18th and 19th-century French and American history, art history, and visual culture.
The Marquis de Lafayette … Read More< volunteered to fight under George Washington in the American Revolution at the age of nineteen. Americans viewed him as a hero of the war, but, as Dr. Auricchio discovers in The Marquis, Lafayette was a complicated man driven by dreams of glory and felled by tragic, human weakness. This new biography reveals the complex life of Lafayette and examines why he is still revered in America today.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the lecture. Light refreshments will be served. This program is held in conjunction with the current exhibition Lafayette & L’Hermione: Symbols of French-American Friendship (open through September 6).