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Robert Morris电子书

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作       者:Charles Rappleye

出  版  社:Simon & Schuster

出版时间:2010-11-02

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In this biography, the acclaimed author of Sons of Providence, winner of the 2007 George Wash- ington Book Prize, recovers an immensely important part of the founding drama of the country in the story of Robert Morris, the man who financed Washington’s armies and the American Revolution. Morris started life in the colonies as an apprentice in a counting house. By the time of the Revolution he was a rich man, a commercial and social leader in Philadelphia. He organized a clandestine trading network to arm the American rebels, joined the Second Continental Congress, and financed George Washington’s two crucial victories—Valley Forge and the culminating battle at Yorktown that defeated Cornwallis and ended the war. The leader of a faction that included Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and Washington, Morris ran the executive branches of the revolutionary government for years. He was a man of prodigious energy and adroit management skills and was the most successful businessman on the continent. He laid the foundation for public credit and free capital markets that helped make America a global economic leader. But he incurred powerful enemies who considered his wealth and influence a danger to public "virtue" in a democratic society. After public service, he gambled on land speculations that went bad, and landed in debtors prison, where George Washington, his loyal friend, visited him. This once wealthy and powerful man ended his life in modest circumstances, but Rappleye restores his place as a patriot and an immensely important founding father.
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Cover

Title Page

Copyright Page

Dedication

Contents

Introduction

Part I: Revolutions

Chapter 1: “A Character I Am Proud of”

Chapter 2: Suing for Peace, Arming for War

Chapter 3: Independence

Chapter 4: War and Politics

Chapter 5: Master of the Secret Network

Chapter 6: Congress in Exile

Chapter 7: The Return of Silas Deane

Chapter 8: Backlash

Part II: The Financier

Chapter 9: Private Fortune, Public Penury

Chapter 10: The Office of Finance

Chapter 11: Yorktown

Chapter 12: Executive Action

Chapter 13: Fighting for Funds

Chapter 14: A Desperate Gambit

Chapter 15: Final Settlements

Part III: The New Republic

Chapter 16: The Great Bank Debate

Chapter 17: The Constitution

Chapter 18: The First Federal Congress

Chapter 19: The Compromise of 1790

Chapter 20: Ruin

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Illustration Credits

About the Author

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