The Marquis de Lafayette anxiously approaches the doors of City Tavern. His mission: to meet his hero, General George Washington, and sign on to the patriot cause. Lafayette had traveled far—all the way from France—and had overcome many obstacles just to get to Philadelphia. Will the general accept his aid? Lafayette’s youth, determination,and smarts impress Washington, and the relationship that results from that first meeting is revolutionary. Their friendship builds alliances between France and America at just the right time.How did a French teen nobleman become George Washington’s “adopted son”? This new book explores this most unique and fascinating friendship, which proved crucial to American victory.
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