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The Resource Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell

Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell

Label
Lafayette in the somewhat United States
Title
Lafayette in the somewhat United States
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Vowell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Composer
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been 30 years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was 120,000. Lafayette's arrival in 1824 coincided with one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history. Congress had just fought its first epic battle over slavery, and the threat of a Civil War loomed. But Lafayette, belonging to neither North nor South, to no political party or faction, was a walking, talking reminder of the sacrifices and bravery of the revolutionary generation and what they wanted the country to be. His return was not just a reunion with his beloved Americans, it was a reunion for Americans with their own astonishing singular past
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vowell, Sarah
Credits note
Music by Michael Giacchino
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
  • history
  • biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author with Fred Armisen, Bobby Cannavale, Alexis Denisof, John Hodgman, Stephanie March, Nick Offerman, Patton Oswalt and John Slattery
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1969-
  • 1966-
  • 1966-
  • 1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Giacchino, Michael
  • Cannavale, Bobby
  • Slattery, John
  • Oswalt, Patton
  • Hodgman, John
  • Denisof, Alexis
  • March, Stephanie
  • Armisen, Fred
  • Offerman, Nick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Statesmen
  • Generals
  • France
  • Généraux
  • Hommes d'État
  • Généraux
  • France
  • Military participation
  • Generals
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
  • France
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
907168529
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442391086
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 651, 655
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 60blvv
  • 40blvv
Publisher number
11298294
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)907168529
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Lafayette in the somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
907168529
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442391086
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 651, 655
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 60blvv
  • 40blvv
Publisher number
11298294
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)907168529
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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