On Thursday June 18th Alan Hoffman will speak about his most recent work, a translation of Auguste Levasseur’s Lafayette in America, a journal of General Lafayette’s 1824-1825 Farewell Tour of all 24 United States. Hoffman will address Lafayette’s visit to Andover in his talk as well as highlights from the book. The event will culminate with a book signing.
In this book, Lafayette’s private secretary describes how the now 67-year-old hero of the American Revolution and apostle of liberty in Europe was welcomed in an adoring frenzy by the American people. Lafayette was the sole surviving major general of the Continental Army. With its panoramic view of the young country — its burgeoning cities and towns, its technological innovations like the Erie Canal, and its industrious people — this book captures America on the cusp of its jubilee year.
Thursday June 18th 6:30-7:30
97 Main St Andover, MA
For more information on the book visit http://www.lafayetteinamerica.com/index.html