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The Resource Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell, (sound recording)

Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell, (sound recording)

Label
Lafayette in the somewhat United States
Title
Lafayette in the somewhat United States
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Vowell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicling General Lafayette's years in Washington's army, Vowell reflects on the ideals of the American Revolution versus the reality of the Revolutionary War. Riding shotgun with Lafayette, Vowell swerves from the high-minded debates of Independence Hall to the frozen wasteland of Valley Forge, from bloody battlefields to the Palace of Versailles, bumping into John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Lord Cornwallis, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Antoinette and various kings, Quakers and redcoats along the way. Drawn to the patriots' war out of a lust for glory, Enlightenment ideas and the traditional French hatred for the British, young Lafayette crossed the Atlantic expecting to join forces with an undivided people, encountering instead fault lines between the Continental Congress and the Continental Army, rebel and loyalist inhabitants, and a conspiracy to fire George Washington, the one man holding together the rickety, seemingly doomed patriot cause. While Vowell's yarn is full of the bickering and infighting that marks the American past--and present--her telling of the Revolution is just as much a story of friendship: between Washington and Lafayette, between the Americans and their French allies and, most of all between Lafayette and the American people
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vowell, Sarah
Credits note
Music by Michael Giacchino
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • [B]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E207.L2
LC item number
V69 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
PerformerNote
Read by the author [and others]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
  • Generals
  • Statesmen
  • Generals
  • United States
  • France
  • Books on compact disc, Unabridged
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 sound discs (7 hours, 30 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442391086
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
bl2015041913
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781442391086
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
11298294
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • sky278479806
  • (OCoLC)965594662
  • 919266
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 sound discs (7 hours, 30 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442391086
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
bl2015041913
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781442391086
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
11298294
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • sky278479806
  • (OCoLC)965594662
  • 919266
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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