Rochambeau, Washington’s Ideal Lieutenant

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By Susan K.:

5 out of 5 stars

A Great Read for All Ages!

 

Jini Jones Vail has written a most appealing historical account of France’s General de Rochambeau’s role in the American Revolution. In the Preface (p.XXI) she says, “the research and writing of distant history is not an exact science” yet her scholarly research, evidenced by notes, glossary and bibliography, gives the reader a wonderfully readable historical account of the relationship between Rochambeau and Washington as the American War for Independence moves down the eastern seaboard to Yorktown, Virginia.

Though Jini Jones Vail’s audience must not be limited to “east-coasters” those who do reside along the eastern seaboard will find charming references to towns, homes and perhaps ancestors with whom Rochambeau visited. The past comes alive as do the personalities of Rochambeau and Washington through anecdotes and the personal correspondence between them. They have become men whom you might have or wish to have known.

Even knowing the final outcome of the war, it is unfolding in this most enjoyable book that pushes one to turn pages to accompany Rochambeau on our country’s journey toward independence.

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Most Happy 2017 to all my readers!

Celebrate with champagne

 

Winter is upon us now. What a good time to cozy up to a wonderful read about Rochambeau and Washington! Enjoy!

Today I am re-printing one of the reviews of my book that appeared in print or online:

N. R. wrote this:

“Great book on General Rochambeau.Probably the only one out there readily accessible in English on this great French commander. The book covers Rochambeau’s entire life but obviously spends most of it talking about his campaign in America. She draws on many different sources and is very descriptive when talking about how the French managed in America.

Everything is covered about how the French kept supplied, their relations with the native population, and Rochambeau’s relationship with Washington. She used numerous French sources to describe what they felt of America and Americans which added interest to the book. For example she states that many French were impressed by the Delaware River because it reminded them of the Loire River in France. The book also supplies information about different landmark sites where Rochambeau spent time in America.”

Many thanks for this review. I will post more next time…

I welcome your review and would be happy to include it in an upcoming blog! Please feel free to contact me

Bonne Annee 2017!!!

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for Rochambeau, Washington’s Ideal Lieutenant,

A  French General’s Role in the American Revolution

ROCHAMBEAU, WASHINGTON’S IDEAL LIEUTENANT, A FRENCH GENERAL’S ROLE IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

ROCHAMBEAU, WASHINGTON’S IDEAL LIEUTENANT,
A French General’s Role in the American Revolution

5.0 out of 5 stars

A very interesting book

By AR, retired school administrator on December 23, 2011

Jini Jones Vail’s Rochambeau, Washington’s Ideal Lieutenant is a well researched book whose central figure is the top commander, appointed by Louis XVI, the king of France, as leader of the military force (expédition particulière), who is sent to help the American Continentals win independence from British rule.

It is a fascinating documentation of the important and crucial role that the French played, both monetarily and militarily in the defeat of the British at Yorktown. The author does an excellent job of describing the prevailing conditions, and the life experiences of the participants at that time.

I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in American history to learn more about Rochambeau’s important contribution to the American cause.

 

5.0 out of 5 stars

A Great Read for All Ages

By Endler-Kirby on December 1, 2011

Jini Jones Vail has written a most appealing historical account of France’s General de Rochambeau’s role in the American Revolution. In the Preface (p.XXI) she says, “the research and writing of distant history is not an exact science” yet her scholarly research, evidenced by notes, glossary and bibliography, gives the reader a wonderfully readable historical account of the relationship between Rochambeau and Washington as the American War for Independence moves down the eastern seaboard to Yorktown, Virginia.

Though Jini Jones Vail’s audience must not be limited to “east-coasters” those who do reside along the eastern seaboard will find charming references to towns, homes and perhaps ancestors with whom Rochambeau visited. The past comes alive as do the personalities of Rochambeau and Washington through anecdotes and the personal correspondence between them. They have become men whom you might have or wish to have known.

Even knowing the final outcome of the war, it is its unfolding in this most enjoyable book that pushes one to turn pages to accompany Rochambeau on our country’s journey toward independence.

 

A Great Read for All Ages.

Bon Anniversaire cher Marquis!

Happy Birthday to the Marquis de Lafayette!!!

How old is the great benefactor of the American Revolution?  He was born at Chateau Chavaniac in South Central France on 6 Septembre 1757.  This year he would have fretted his 259th!

Marquis de Lafayette's theme table setting
We are celebrating his natal day this week on our porch. I set the table with the beautiful plates I bought in France at the time of the Bicentennial of the French Revolution.  My friends Mary Conseur and David Beglan, both great followers of history, especially French and American history, brought me these gorgeous red, white and blue flowers to use as a centerpiece.

If you are so inclined, you might want to scroll down, way down, in my Blog list to find the explanation of how we decorated our master bed chamber at our home after Lafayette’s natal bedroom at Chavaniac. John and I visited Chavaniac at the time of a complete renovation of their 100 rooms. Do check us out.

prerevolution

Come celebrate with us. Roll out the red carpet and remember how Lafayette helped America!

Huzzah!    Huzzah!     Huzzah!   Hooray for the red, white and blue and the bleu, blanc et rouge!

Just when you thought there were no more surprises!

The King of Spain should be remembered for his contribution to the American cause, without which we might have faltered!

Please go to page 309 in my book:

Rochambeau, Washington’s Ideal Lieutenant
A French General’s Role in the American Revolution

 

 

King Carlos III.

Carlos, King of Spain: Former king of Naples and Sicily and former duke of Parma and Piacenza; born Catholic into the House of Bourbon, the same family as King Louis XVI of France. He married Maria Amalia of Saxony, ascended to the throne of Spain in 1759, and reigned until his death in 1788.

King Carlos did not fully support American independence since he thought it might ignite an uprising in his own country, but he tolerated and supported covert aid beginning in 1776. After declaring war on Britain in 1779 he continued to aid the American cause in indirect ways while at the same time meeting Spain’s goals. At the request of Rochambeau and La Luzerne, De Grasse assembled the funds needed for the siege of Yorktown from Carlos’s subjects in Havana, Cuba.

Spain and its Generals on both sides of the Atlantic were most helpful in sending supplies to the insurgents in Massachusetts and in the Louisiana area as well. Spain has not received due credit for all it did to aid the UIS. I am making sure my readers are aware of their contribution.