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Listen to Roxanne Coady, founder of RJ Julia Booksellers, interview the very best nonfiction authors. Come hear the stories behind the books you want to read!


CHECK OUT THE LATEST EPISODE FEATURING STACY SCHIFF’s
The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams



The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams

Highlights from the Episode

Stacy Schiff: Adams in particular, and this is mentioned over and over in the in the letters of governors and lieutenant governors, is understood to be kind of a bad egg and eager to upset things because he is penniless and a desperado. And it’s under this assumption that because he’s bankrupt and doesn’t have any money, he wants to just upend the entire system.

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No one seems to think he’s acting from principle. No one seems to remember that he’s actually a well-born son who’s downwardly mobile, which is a different item from someone who grew up in poverty. And I think the opposite is also true. I think it was hard for Adams to believe that anyone who was wealthy could be principled. So I think it went both ways.


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