Tom Schachtman’s book, The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America’s Revolution, reveals the ways in which a dozen notable revolutionaries deeply affected the finances and birth of the new nation while making and losing their fortunes. Booklist calls the book, “enlightening history with contemporary parallels.”
Shachtman has written or co-authored more than 35 books, as well as documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and BBC, and has taught at New York University and lectured at Harvard, Stanford, Georgia Tech, the Smithsonian, and the Library of Congress. He is a former chairman of The Writers Room in Manhattan, a trustee of the Connecticut Humanities Council, a founding director of the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area and an occasional columnist for the Lakeville Journal of Northwest Connecticut.
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