Charles Rappleye

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Charles (McMillan) Rappleye (January 22, 1956 – September 15, 2018)[1] was an American writer and editor. He is the co-founder, along with his wife Tulsa Kinney, of the art magazine Artillery.[2] His work appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review,[2] American Journalism Review,[3][4] Columbia Journalism Review, LA Weekly,[5] LA CityBeat,[6] and OC Weekly.[7]



  • Rappleye, Charles. Robert Morris: Financier of the American Revolution. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4165-7091-2.
  • Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution. Simon & Schuster. 2006. ISBN 978-0-7432-6688-8.
  • Charles Rappleye; Ed Becker (1995). All American Mafioso: The Johnny Rosselli Story. Barricade Books. ISBN 978-1-56980-027-0.


"Rappleye, a journalist whose one previous book was about organized crime, skillfully details the complex relationship between these brothers, whose differences over slavery tested but never destroyed their friendship."[9]

"The leap from the Mafia to colonial New England is a long one, but Rappleye makes it with style. He is a diligent researcher (who has difficulty letting go of what he finds, hence this book's excessive length) and a fair-minded, unjudgmental chronicler of the Browns' complicated story."[10]


  1. ^ Charles Rappleye, resolute investigative journalist, dies at 62
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 10, 2009. Retrieved September 24, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "American Journalism Review". Archived from the original on February 18, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "American Journalism Review". Archived from the original on February 18, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "Charles Rappleye | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly". Retrieved June 13, 2016.
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  7. ^ "Everyone Hustles Now | OC Weekly". Archived from the original on July 7, 2014. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "The American Revolution Round Table". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  9. ^ Reynolds, David S. (May 14, 2006). "Family Business". The New York Times.
  10. ^ Yardley, Jonathan (June 11, 2006). "Sons of Providence". The Washington Post.

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