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Robert Morris : financier of the American Revolution

Author: Charles Rappleye
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover [ed.]View all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life and accomplishments of Robert Morris, describing his role as financier for Washington's troops during the American Revolution, and discussing how he used his business and management skills to establish a system of public credit and free capital markets.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Robert Morris; Robert Morris; Robert Morris
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Rappleye
ISBN: 9781416570912 1416570918 9781416572862 1416572864
OCLC Number: 535493123
Description: x, 625 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "A character I am proud of" --
Suing for peace, arming for war --
Independence --
War and politics --
Master of the secret network --
Congress in exile --
The return of Silas Deane --
Backlash --
Private fortune, public penury --
The Office of Finance --
Yorktown --
Executive action --
Fighting for funds --
A desperate gambit --
Final settlements --
The great bank debate --
The Constitution --
The first federal Congress --
The Compromise of 1790 --
Ruin.
Responsibility: Charles Rappleye.
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Chronicles the life and accomplishments of Robert Morris, describing his role as financier for Washington's troops during the American Revolution, and discussing how he used his business and management skills to establish a system of public credit and free capital markets.

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