The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.
In The Founders’ Fortunes: How Money Shaped the Birth of America, historian Willard Sterne Randall investigates the private financial affairs of the Founders, illuminating like never before how and why the Revolution came about. The Founders’ Fortunes uncovers how these leaders waged war, crafted a constitution, and forged a new nation influenced in part by their own financial interest. In an era where these very issues have become daily national questions, the result is a remarkable and insightful new understanding of our nation’s bedrock values.
Willard Sterne Randall is a Distinguished Scholar in History and Professor Emeritus at Champlain College. As a biographer and lecturer, he specializes in the history of the Founding Era. Randall has taught American history at John Cabot University in Rome and is a contributing editor to MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History. He lives, writes, teaches, and lectures in Burlington, Vermont.
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