Gouverneur Morris drafted the Constitution, gave New York City its street grid and New York State the Erie Canal. Yet we often never hear of him, instead listening to the other founders--Washington, Jefferson, Adams. Yet he contributed just as much to the creation of America, even if he was less remembered, and lived a life much less reserved. A notorious ladies man, Gouverneur Morris charmed the women of America and France, and lived a generally rakish life before finally settling down. A unique and altogether human portrait of one of the lesser known founders. 251 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.