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Benjamin Rush: Patriot and Physician

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The only full biography of Benjamin Rush, an extraordinary Founding Father and America's leading physician of the Colonial era

While Benjamin Rush appears often and meaningfully in biographies about John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, this legendary man is presented as little more than a historical footnote. Yet, he was a propelling force in what culminated
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Truman Talley Books (first published 2004)
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Eric Sevigny
This is the worst written biography I have ever attempted to read. I was looking for something on this under-acknowledged Founding Father, and this was not it. The writer accuses colonial writing of being overwrought and dense, but he was calling the kettle black. For example, in describing one early passage, he writes, "Discernible among this veritable salmagundi of purple prose..." and in another passage notes his use of a quote is "less for what information it might impart than to illustrate ...more
This is about my great, great, great, great, great.... grandfather.
John Hopkins
He is the greatest founding father that you never heard of
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