Jeffrey E. Finegan Sr.
“My Dear General – The Extraordinary Relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette”
Jeffrey E. Finegan Sr. is a 1982 graduate of Seton Hall University with a Bachelors degree in broadcast communication. A native of New Jersey, his interest in history spans from the Norman Conquest of England to World War Two with a concentration in George Washington, the American Civil War and historic architecture. He resides in the historic village of Finesville, New Jersey, with his wife, Kimberly Ollio Finegan and two sons, Jeffrey E. Jr. and Peter J. Finegan. A collector of George Washington manuscripts as well as other important early American documents, he has gained a reputation as a noted speaker on the topic of the nation’s first president through his three books on the topic; “Colonel Washington and Me”, “‘Tis Well . . . The Life and Death of George Washington”, and “My Dear General – The Extraordinary Relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette”. The creator of the “I knew George Washington” Series, he is a member of the Washington Association of New Jersey and the American Friends of Lafayette. Lectures and book signings include such important historic destinations as; Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg, Valley Forge, Morristown National Historic Park and Washington Crossing.
About "My Dear General – The Extraordinary Relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette"
My Dear Général divulges to us the meteoric father and son relationship forged between Washington and the young and vibrant French aristocrat who traveled from France to fight in the American Revolution at the side of George Washington. The orphaned Lafayette finds fatherly qualities in the stately Virginian and the reverse is true for a childless George Washington. The camps of the Continental army and battlefields of the Revolutionary War are witness to the development of one of the most incredible relationships in history.