Posted on 09/09/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Thanks to a hit musical, Alexander Hamilton has gained the recognition he deserves as a founding father.

If author Stephen Fried has his way, Benjamin Rush will be the latest formerly obscure figure whose help in building the United States is celebrated.

Fried’s biography of the lesser-known Philadelphian who signed the Declaration of Independence is titled Rush: Revolution, Madness & the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father.

Listen to his interview about the book below or read the highlights on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

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