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Robert Morris

Financier of the American Revolution

by Charles Rappleye

Hardcover, 625 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $30 |


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Chronicles the story of the man responsible for financing much of Washington's armies during the Revolutionary period, tracing his rise to wealth and organization of a clandestine trading network to arm rebel forces to his contributions to the Second Continental Congress and key roles in the Valley Forge and Yorktown victories.

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A Founding Father and signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Morris helped bankroll the American Revolution. It arguably couldn't have been won without him. Ray Chokov hide caption

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