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In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award-winning author of American Sphinx 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' administration and political partnership with his wife, the debate about where to place the capital, Franklin's attempt to force Congress to confront the issue of slavery and Madison's attempts to block him, and Jefferson and Adams' famous correspondence — Founding Brothers brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our nations history.

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"Compelling...lively and illuminating...[Ellis] has written a shrewd, insightful book." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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"Founding Brothers is a wonderful book, one of the best...on the Founders ever written....Ellis has established himself as the Founders' historian for our time." Gordon S. Wood, The New York Review of Books

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"Vivid and unforgettable...[an] enduring achievement." The Boston Globe

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"Learned, exceedingly well-written, and perceptive." The Oregonian

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"Lively and illuminating...leaves the reader with a visceral sense of a formative era in American life." The New York Times

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"Splendid....Revealing....An extraordinary book. Its insightful conclusions rest on extensive research, and its author's writing is vigorous and lucid." St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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In a landmark work of history, the National Book Award-winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed men — Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison — set the course for our nation. A national bestseller now in paperback, Founding Brothers is the basis for an upcoming series of the same name on The History Channel.

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Joseph J. Ellis is the author of several books of American history, among them Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams and American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, which won the 1997 National Book Award. He was educated at the College of William and Mary and Yale University and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, Ellen, and three sons.

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tncrab, January 31, 2010 (view all comments by tncrab)
Good book to learn or refresh your knowledge of American history. Gives an intimate and in-depth account of some of our forefathers and why and how the Revolution came about. Especially relevant in our current times.
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ISBN:
9780375705243
Subtitle:
The Revolutionary Generation
Author:
Ellis, Joseph J.
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Statesmen -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
C 2 KBR/01-10
Publication Date:
20020231
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.84x5.48x.65 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375705243 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Compelling...lively and illuminating...[Ellis] has written a shrewd, insightful book."
"Review" by , "Founding Brothers is a wonderful book, one of the best...on the Founders ever written....Ellis has established himself as the Founders' historian for our time."
"Review" by , "Vivid and unforgettable...[an] enduring achievement."
"Review" by , "Learned, exceedingly well-written, and perceptive." The Oregonian

"Review" by , "Lively and illuminating...leaves the reader with a visceral sense of a formative era in American life."
"Review" by , "Splendid....Revealing....An extraordinary book. Its insightful conclusions rest on extensive research, and its author's writing is vigorous and lucid."
"Synopsis" by , In a landmark work of history, the National Book Award-winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed men — Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison — set the course for our nation. A national bestseller now in paperback, Founding Brothers is the basis for an upcoming series of the same name on The History Channel.
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