By Stephen Grogan (Engl, Bus’69)Lafeaete Book Cover

(Addison & Highsmith Publishers , 400 pages; 2018)

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The world knows the Hero of Two Worlds, Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette, best known today as Lafayette. In S.P. Grogan’s book Lafayette Courtier to Crown Fugitive, 1757-1777, he delves into Lafayette’s early days of childhood and the major events of France in the 1760’s -1770’s. Grogan tells of Gilbert’s rural birth in the Auvergne hills and his 19th birthday as an active player in Queen Marie Antoinette’s dissolute clique. The author reveals how the boy became the richest orphan in France, and those who plotted to control his fortune. His betrothal to a 12 year old girl whose marriage would bring him into the most powerful military family in France. How he purposefully would offend the Royal family to advance his own plans. How his membership in the Masonic fraternity educated him to be one of the first to espouse politically and publicly: liberté, égalité, fraternité. Follow his ‘confused’ flight against a Royal arrest warrant to fight for the American Colonies.

Read S. P. Grogan’s other historical novels and mysteries: Vegas Die (mobsters), Captain Cooked (Hawaiian royalty), With Revenge Comes Terror (al Qaeda terrorists), and Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge (World War 2 fantasy) Visit www.spgrogan.com