Author: Harlow Giles Unger

Harlow Giles Unger is a veteran journalist, broadcaster, educator, and historian and was Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. He is the author of twenty-six books, including more than a dozen biographies of America’s Founding Fathers—among them Lafayette, Patrick Henry, John Quincy Adams, James Monroe, John Marshall, Richard Henry Lee, and Dr. Benjamin Rush. He is a graduate of Yale University and was a journalist for more than thirty years, first, with the New York Herald Tribune Overseas News Service, then, as an American political and economic affairs analyst for The Times and The Sunday Times (London).

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How Robert Morris’s “Magick” Money Saved the American Revolution

The year 1780 ended badly, and the new year boded worse for America’s War of Independence. Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold’s treason and defection to the British army had left Gen. George Washington’s officer corps in disarray, demoralized. Officers of all ranks eyed each other suspiciously, questioning each other’s decisions, while distrust of officers provoked mutinies […]

by Harlow Giles Unger