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Washington's Other Right-Hand Man

Constant Wonder
  • Jun 30, 2021
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Put aside Alexander Hamilton for a minute. Here's the story of Henry Knox, a bookseller in Boston, who gets the credit for winning the first major battle of the Revolution and was Washington's right-hand man for years. A self-taught ammunitions specialist, he became a Washington’s first Secretary of War. His success began with his dramatic retrieval of cannons at Fort Ticonderoga. Guest: William Hazelgrove, author, “Henry Knox’s Noble Train: The Story of a Boston Bookseller’s Heroic Expedition That Saved the American Revolution” Show More...