LA FAYETTEHenry Dwight Sedgwick Bobbs-Merrill ($5.00).
LAFAYETTEJoseph Delteiltranslated by Jacques Le ClercqMinton, Batch ($3.50).
"Lafayette, we are here!" (1917) attributed something of immortality to that life-loving Frenchman. The tribute is now substantiated by two contrasting biographies which have nothing in common but their enthusiasm for the subject, and their readability.
Mr. Sedgwick's is a serious study (418 pages plus impressive bibliography), enlivened not so much by any notable literary deftness as by the essential virility of the events he narrates. In satisfactory array he sets the three episodes of Lafayette's life. First, the familiar youthful adventures in the American Revolution which he undertook in...