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Robert Morris's Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder (The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History)

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In 1798 Robert Morris—“financier of the American Revolution,” confidant of George Washington,former U.S. senator—plunged from the peaks of wealth and prestige into debtors' prison and public contempt. How could one of the richest men in the United States, one of only two founders who signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitutio ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published September 23rd 2014 by Yale University Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Feb 05, 2016 Shelley rated it it was amazing
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Robert Morris is not high on my list of Founders, and I originally looked at this book (and the price) and thought it would be useful for some general Philadelphia research...but the price scared me, so I decided I'd get it via Interlibrary Loan, extract the info I needed, and that would be that.

I was wrong. When the book came through ILL and I started it, I was about twenty pages in before I decided I had to own a copy to mark up to my heart's content and keep.

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