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Real People, Real History: Lafayette

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Waseca-Le Sueur Library Systems | Real People, Real History- Lafayette

Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System’s Real People, Real History speaker series continues with Sarah Vowell. She will talk about her book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, a humorous and insightful portrait of the famed Frenchman and Revolutionary war hero Marquis de Lafayette at a virtual event on Monday, June 27th at 6 p.m. Register here.

Vowell will examine the impact Lafayette had on our young country and his ongoing relationship with some of the instrumental Americans of the time, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and many more. Vowell’s book is an insightful portrait of the nation’s idealism and its reality.

Sarah Vowell is an author of several books, a regular contributor to Public Radio International’s This American Life, and the voice of Violet in Pixar’s The Incredibles.

A discussion will take place after Vowell’s presentation. Copies of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States are available for checkout at local libraries. This series is free and open to the public.


June 2
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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