Lafayette: The Lost Hero DVD

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Lafayette: The Lost Hero tells the exciting story of this neglected and controversial figure and his quest to bring democracy to America and France. He left home at the age of 19 to fight courageously for the independence of the United States, and went back in 1781 to fight in vain for democratic reform in France. But when he revisited ... More
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Lafayette: The Lost Hero tells the exciting story of this neglected and controversial figure and his quest to bring democracy to America and France. He left home at the age of 19 to fight courageously for the independence of the United States, and went back in 1781 to fight in vain for democratic reform in France. But when he revisited the US for the fiftieth anniversary of our revolution, he was welcomed as an American hero. An Oren Jacoby film.

Producer: Elgin Smith
Executive Producer: Oren Jacoby, Kayce Freed Jennings, Tom Yellin, David S. Thompson, Dalton Delan
Production Company: Documentary Group, The
Production Year: 2010
Copyright Year: 2009
Director: Oren Jacoby
Narrator: John Cullum
Writers: Oren Jacoby
Discs: 1
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Yybalt
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4.0 star rating
05/16/22
La Fayette the Lost Hero
Review by Yybalt on 05/16/22 review stating La Fayette the Lost Hero
A tastefully done biopic which reestablishes La Fayette pivotal role at many historical moments of History both in the US and France. His prophetic words about slavery and the world role that the United States were to play in future times are particularly timely in our day of cynicism and self doubt. Particularly moving is his relationship to Washington, to the former slave Banneker and to his dear and heroic wife Adrienne. Well done and informative. Recommended for students of all ages.
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Jon E.
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5.0 star rating
05/16/22
Lost Hero is No Exaggeration
Review by Jon E. on 05/16/22 review stating Lost Hero is No Exaggeration
Lafayette played a critical role in the American Revolution. He became a vital trusted aide of George Washington, as well as a crucial go-between to represent the American cause to the court of Louis XVI. His principled beliefs played less well amid the violent passions of the French Revolution. This video is entertaining, fast-moving and interesting enough for historical dilettantes, yet with enough subtlety and detail to interest viewers with a deeper level of knowledge.
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Radojka
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5.0 star rating
07/05/21
Great history lesson. Bravo!
Review by Radojka on 07/05/21 review stating Great history lesson. Bravo!
This is a revealing history of a great hero who has been forgotten. Every American should view this and be reminded of the debt the United States owes to Lafayette,our first real ally and true visionary who helped shape the modern world.
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Carol K.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Lafayette:
Review by Carol K. on 07/17/20 review stating Lafayette:
This program aired again around the holidays in 2013 and I enjoyed it immensely. Wish there were more like this for TV viewing. PBS always does a great job with their historical content, unlike some networks that use way too much computer generated scenes that dont really tell the true story or end up confusing the issues. Well done.
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Sandy 5.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
THE PAST MIRRORS OUR FUTURE
Review by Sandy 5. on 07/17/20 review stating THE PAST MIRRORS OUR FUTURE
Lafayette was a man way before his time and had a deep appreciation and love of what America could become, even before we knew it ourselves. This should be taught and shared in American History Classes.
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Ms. A.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent Great Story of Am. Rev Hero
Review by Ms. A. on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent Great Story of Am. Rev Hero
The information of Lafayettes life is wonderfully presented. I showed it to teenagers and they said they liked it a lot. The narration kept their interest and later they remembered that he his wife married very young and other facts. I highly recommend this DVD.
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Avid R.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
What an extraordinary man
Review by Avid R. on 07/17/20 review stating What an extraordinary man
Great research, wonderful scene shots, and fascinating history. The U.S. should honor this man much more than it does. We owe him a lot.
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Tom
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
American Citizen
Review by Tom on 07/17/20 review stating American Citizen
Lafayette is indeed an American citizen.
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The C.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Well done and long overdue
Review by The C. on 07/17/20 review stating Well done and long overdue
Very nice presentation of an American hero. His glowing optimism devotion to the cause of freedom for all still shines bright in a dark world. He will surely never be forgotten! The story of his wifes devotion and the stay in the austrian prison is very touching. Thanks to all who contributed to making this documentary and bringing it to PBS.
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Joe
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Lafayette
Review by Joe on 07/17/20 review stating Lafayette
Good program on one of the most influential Revolutionary War leaders to the Continental Army
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Rm
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Fascinating Chapter of US History
Review by Rm on 07/17/20 review stating A Fascinating Chapter of US History
This is an extraordinary story, providing wonderful background and research about the life of a young man who truly shaped history. I thought I knew a bit about Lafayette, but until seeing this production I truly did not.
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Kay H.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Lafayette: The Lost Hero
Review by Kay H. on 07/17/20 review stating Lafayette: The Lost Hero
this is excellent, I have always been a fan of Lafayette and George Washington was very fond of him and its too bad that he didnt become an American citizen.


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