Score: 4
From 166 Ratings

Founding Brothers


  • Author: Joseph J. Ellis
  • Release Date : 2000-10-17
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 7868957 Bytes


In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals—Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison—confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation.The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed, the Founding Fathers—re-examined here as Founding Brothers—combined the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with the content of the Constitution to create the practical workings of our government. Through an analysis of six fascinating episodes—Hamilton and Burr’s deadly duel, Washington’s precedent-setting Farewell Address, Adams’ a...

Founding Brothers
Score: 4
From 54 Ratings

Founding Brothers


  • Author : Joseph J. Ellis
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2003-12-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1400077680


Founding Brothers Book Description :

In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals—Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison—confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed, the Founding Fathers—re-examined here as Founding Brothers—combined the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with the content of the Constitution to create the practical workings of our government. Through an analysis of six fascinating episodes—Hamilton and Burr’s deadly duel, Washington’s precedent-setting Farewell Address, Adams’ ...

Founding Brothers
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Founding Brothers


  • Author : Joseph J. Ellis
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375705243


Founding Brothers Book Description :

The introduction, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your reading group's discussion of Joseph Ellis's Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation . We hope they will enrich your experience of this Pulitzer Prize-winning study of the intertwined lives of the founders of the American republic--John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington....

American Sphinx
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

American Sphinx


  • Author : Joseph J. Ellis
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1998-11-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0375727469


American Sphinx Book Description :

Following Thomas Jefferson from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph J. Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. He gives us the slaveholding libertarian who was capable of decrying mescegenation while maintaing an intimate relationship with his slave, Sally Hemmings; the enemy of government power who exercisdd it audaciously as president; the visionarty who remained curiously blind to the inconsistencies in his nature. American Sphinx is a marvel of scholarship, a delight to read, and an essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy....

American Dialogue
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

American Dialogue


  • Author : Joseph J. Ellis
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385353434


American Dialogue Book Description :

The award-winning author of Founding Brothers and The Quartet now gives us a deeply insightful examination of the relevance of the views of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams to some of the most divisive issues in America today. The story of history is a ceaseless conversation between past and present, and in American Dialogue Joseph J. Ellis focuses the conversation on the often-asked question "What would the Founding Fathers think?" He examines four of our most seminal historical figures through the prism of particular topics, using the perspective of the present to shed light on their views and, in turn, to make clear how their now centuries-old ideas illuminate the disturbing impasse of today's political conflicts....

Passionate Sage  The Character and Legacy of John Adams
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Passionate Sage The Character and Legacy of John Adams


  • Author : Joseph J. Ellis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393068276


Passionate Sage The Character and Legacy of John Adams Book Description :

"Impassioned and erudite.…A captivating portrait of this Massachusetts native as a wonderfully contrary genius possessed of an uncommon moral intelligence and farsighted political wisdom." —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times A fresh look at this astute, likably quirky statesman, by the author of the Pulitzer Award-winning Founding Brothers and the National Book Award winning American Sphinx. "The most lovable and most laughable, the warmest and possibly the wisest of the founding fathers, John Adams knew himself as few men do and preserved his knowledge in a voluminous correspondence that still vibrates. Ellis has used it with great skill and perception not only to bring us the man, warts and all, but more importantly to reveal his extraordinary in...

Founding Brothers
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Founding Brothers


  • Author : Joseph J. Ellis
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Presidents
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0571212174


Founding Brothers Book Description :

Founding Brothers is an illuminating, Pulitzer Prize-winning study of the intertwined lives of the founders of the American republic: Adams, Burr, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and Washington. During the 1790s these great statesmen came together to define the new republic and direct its course for the future. Ellis focuses on six key 'moments' in this era: Burr and Hamilton's deadly duel; the 'secret dinner' of Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison, during which the seat of the nation's capital was determined; Franklin's petition to end slavery, and Madison's efforts to quash it; Washington's farewell address that offered his country some parting advice about US involvement in other nations' affairs; Adams's difficult term as Washington's succes...

Founding Brothers
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Founding Brothers


  • Author : Joseph J. Ellis
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050301988


Founding Brothers Book Description :

"Ellis focuses on six discrete moments that exemplify the most crucial issues facing the fragile new nation: Burr and Hamilton's deadly duel, and what may have really happened; Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison's secret dinner, during which the seat of the permanent capital was determined in exchange for passage of Hamilton's financial plan; Franklin's petition to end the "peculiar institution" of slaves - his last public act - and Madison's efforts to quash it; Washington's precedent-setting Farewell Address, announcing his retirement from public office and offering his country some final advice; Adams's difficult term as Washington's successor and his alleged scheme to pass the presidency on to his son; and finally, Adams and Jefferson's renewed cor...

Founding Fathers
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Founding Fathers


  • Author : Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2007-08-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470117927


Founding Fathers Book Description :

Offers a concise biographical dictionary of important early American statesmen and leaders, from "Abigail Adams" to "George Wythe," with additional entries on key issues and events relevant to the formation of the United States....

American Creation
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

American Creation


  • Author : Joseph J. Ellis
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-10-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307267740


American Creation Book Description :

From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Joseph J. Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation’s founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders–Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, and Adams. He casts an incisive eye on the founders’ achievements, arguing that the American Revolution was, paradoxically, an evolution–and that part of what made it so extraordinary was the gradual pace at which it occurred. He explains how the idea of a strong federal government was eventually embraced by the American people, and details the emergence of the two-...

Founding Brothers
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Founding Brothers


  • Author :
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  • Release Date : 2002
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  • ISBN 10 : 0767046196


Founding Brothers Book Description :

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