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Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution

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In the final book of his critically acclaimed works on the Founding Fathers, Brookhiser unveils one of American history's most charismatic, ... Show synopsis

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BruceHH

A Founding Father

by BruceHH on Mar 10, 2012

Gouverneur Morris was a writer but also the editor of the Constitution. He took some of the prolixity that was proposed and condensed it to something relatively understandable. This is a biography of the gentleman and thus covers more than the period of the Constitution's writing and 'endorsement' ... More

ColinWood
by ColinWood on Apr 1, 2007

Morris, one of the most influential and but lesser known characters of the revolutionary period of the US is well described and many important facts of his influence on the better known 'players' of the war of independence are well described in good context. This 'bio' covers his rakish life in even ... More

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