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A statue of Ethan Allen sits outside the Vermont State House in Montpelier, Vt. (jimmywayne/Flickr)
A statue of Ethan Allen sits outside the Vermont State House in Montpelier, Vt. (jimmywayne/Flickr)

According to Willard Sterne Randall's new biography, Vermont's founding father Ethan Allen was, among other things: a real estate tycoon; a philosopher; a commander of revolutionary forces; and, depending on whether you lived in New Hampshire or New York at the time, a freedom fighter or a terrorist.

Randall joins us to discuss the strange twists and turns of Ethan Allen's life, and how they shaped Vermont and America.

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This segment aired on August 23, 2011.

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