J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier

This month sees the 250th anniversary of the birth of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de la Fayette, better known to his American fans simply as Lafayette.

On Monday, 24 September 2007, at 6:30 P.M., the New England Historical Genealogical Society on Newbury Street in Boston will be the site of a talk by James R. Gaines, author of the new For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions. Gaines’s presentation will be followed by a book signing and reception. A minimum $25 donation is requested.

Also contributing to this event are members of the French Heritage Society, Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire, and the Consulate General of France in Boston.

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