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The Founding Fortunes: Pledging Lives and Fortunes

by Tom Shachtman 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. Check out an exclusive excerpt here.

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Revolutionary Brothers: “Aux Armes!”

by Tom Chaffin The fifth and final excerpt from Revolutionary Brothers takes place in Paris in 1789, as Thomas Jefferson witnesses the civil unrest marking the beginning of the French Revolution.

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Revolutionary Brothers: “Your Name Here Is Held In Veneration”

by Tom Chaffin In our fourth excerpt from Revolutionary Brothers, the Marquis de Lafayette returns to Paris where he is received as a war hero after the triumph of Yorktown in 1781.

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Revolutionary Brothers: “No One Better Situated”

by Tom Chaffin In our third featured excerpt from Revolutionary Brothers, the Continental Army celebrates the French alliance as a twenty-one-year-old Lafayette proves his worth to General Washington.

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Revolutionary Brothers: “To Learn, and Not to Teach”

by Tom Chaffin In Tom Chaffin’s second excerpt from Revolutionary Brothers, the Marquis de Lafayette inspects the Continental Army for the first time in 1777. Although the Army is raggedly dressed and poorly armed, Lafayette acts with grace and humility

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