Lafayette and the close of the American revolution by Gottschalk, Louis Reichenthal

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  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, -- marquis de, -- 1757-1834,
  • United States -- History -- Revolution -- French participation

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Statementby Louis Gottschalk ...
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Paginationxiii, 458 p. :
Number of Pages458
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Open LibraryOL23744790M

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