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free read The Founding Fortunes 106 ✓ In The Founding Fortunes historian Tom Shachtman reveals the ways in which a dozen notable Revolutionaries deeply affected the finances and birth of the new country while making and losing their fortunes While history teaches that successful revolutions depend on participation by the common man the establishment of In The Founding Fortunes historian Tom Shachtman reveals the ways in which a dozen notable Revolutionaries deeply affected the finances and birth of the new country while making and losing their fortunes While history teaches that successful revolutions depend on participation by the common man the establishment of a stable and independent United States first reuired wealthy colonials uniting to disrupt the very system that had enriched them and then funding a very long war While some fortunes were made during the war at t. This is a well researched book that presents a perspective that I have not seen before in my extensive reading about this time period This book is the type that reuires concentration to follow the author's revelations about a small group of individuals including John Hancock Robert Morris George Washington Alexander Hamilton and others who put up personal fortunes to keep the revolution going The book itself covers the time period from just before the conflict begins to a number of years after I recommend this book to those who are interested in how finances played a part in the revolution but caution that this is not a once over lightly readI received a free Kindle copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley Goodreads and my nonfiction book review blog I also posted it to my Facebook  page

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William Bingham Jeremiah Wadsworth and Stephen Girard; privateer magnate Elias Hasket Derby; and Hamilton’s successors at Treasury Oliver Wolcott Jr and Albert Gallatin The Founders dealt with tariffs taxes on the wealthy the national debt regional disparities the census as it affected finances and how much of what America needs should be manufactured at home in ways that remain startlingly relevant Revelatory and insightful The Founding Fortunes provides a riveting history of economic patriotism that still resonates tod. I received an advance reading copy of this book from NetGalleycom in return for a fair review The book is divided into several sections starting with the colonial times from 1763 1776 the actual Revolutionary War between 1776 1781 the aftermath of that war from 1781 1789 the formation of the Federal Government from 1789 1796 and finally financial independence between 1797 1813 If any of these eras interest you then you may want to take a look at this book It is well written and well researched but it reads like a thesis Many of the historical figures discussed are well known ie George Washington Alexander Hamilton Thomas Jefferson etc However there were many names I had never heard of before ie Elias Derby Henry Laurens Henry Clinton etc In all fairness however the book focuses on how the war the government and the states were backed financially Some of it was interesting but I prefer reading about the lives of the men involved I like to know their backgrounds and how they ended up where they did There was very little human aspect but given the topic I guess that should have been expected I took away one thingthe rich get richer and the poor get poorer Some things never change

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The Founding FortunesHe expense of the poor many of the wealthy embraced the goal of obtaining for their poorer countrymen an unprecedented euality of opportunity along with independenceIn addition to nuanced views of the well known wealthy such as Robert Morris and John Hancock and of the less wealthy but influential Alexander Hamilton The Founding Fortunes offers insight into the contributions of those often overlooked by popular history Henry Laurens the plantation owner who replaced Hancock as President of Congress; pioneering businessmen. Thank you NetGalley and St Martin's Press for an ARC in exchange for my honest review Tom Shachtman has written another well researched entertaining and informative history book Having studied early American history extensively I have not read anything that highlights how much the founders of our country had to pay barter and charge on credit from and against their own pockets to ensure the Revolution was successful the way this book did so successfully To read how much they were willing to put toward American independence from cash to losing ships and trade puts into perspective how much was truly involved in what it took not just soldiers battle strategies thoughts and riotous action to bring the colonies from the grip of British rule I also enjoyed that the book didn't just end with the revolution but continued through the benefits received and continued struggles the young country and its founders faced forging past the revolution Shachtman's writing style is easy to read easy to understand and worth putting in the time it takes to understand the dense and comprehensive information on each page Shachtman clearly stated his thesis and maintained the focus on it through the entire book I have already recommended this book to numerous friends and colleagues