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Nonfiction

Lafayette in The Somewhat United States

by Sarah Vowell

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No living author does a better job of bringing history alive in a funny and relatable way than Sarah Vowell.

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No living author does a better job of bringing history alive in funny and relatable way than Sarah Vowell. In this case, she brings to life the Marquis de Lafayette, a Revolutionary War hero that Lin-Manual Miranda called "America's favorite fighting Frenchman" in his hit Broadway show Hamilton. In fact, it's likely that that United States would not exist today without both of these me...

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