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Joseph J. Ellis was born in Washington, D.C. on July 18, 1943. He received a B.A. from the College of William and Mary in 1965 and a M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University. He was an instructor in the department of American studies at Yale University from 1968 to 1969 and an assistant näytä lisää professor in the department of history and social studies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1969 to 1972. He began his career at Mount Holyoke College as assistant professor in the department of history in 1972 and was made professor in 1979. Ellis was dean of the faculty at Mount Holyoke from 1980 to 1990. He retired from his position as the Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of numerous books including After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture, His Excellency: George Washington, American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic, First Family: Abigail and John Adams, Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence, and The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789. He has received the National Book Award in Nonfiction for American Sphinx in 1997 and the Pulitzer Prize for History for Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation in 2001. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams (2007) — Esipuhe — 446 kappaletta
Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty (2000) — Avustaja — 84 kappaletta
Founding Brothers [2002 TV feature] (2002) — Original book — 18 kappaletta
The Story of America: Beginnings to 1914 (2006) — Avustaja, eräät painokset6 kappaletta

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I'm not sure the author was fair to Jefferson, by apologizing for his seeming hypocrisy, he only serves to highlight it.
An interesting psycholological study, more than a biography
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cspiwak | 34 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
(2000)Read this again (originally read audio book version). Collection of essays dealing with the founding fathers who Ellis calls Founding Brothers. Concentrates on certain stories or themes: Burr-Hamilton duel, Slavery, Washington's farewell address, the beginning of parties and Adams-Jefferson.Amazon.com review: In retrospect, it seems as if the American Revolution was inevitable. But was it? In Founding Brothers, Joseph J. Ellis reveals that many of those truths we hold to be self-evident were actually fiercely contested in the early days of the republic.Ellis focuses on six crucial moments in the life of the new nation, including a secret dinner at which the seat of the nation's capital was determined--in exchange for support of Hamilton's financial plan; Washington's precedent-setting Farewell Address; and the Hamilton and Burr duel. Most interesting, perhaps, is the debate (still dividing scholars today) over the meaning of the Revolution. In a fascinating chapter on the renewed friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson at the end of their lives, Ellis points out the fundamental differences between the Republicans, who saw the Revolution as a liberating act and hold the Declaration of Independence most sacred, and the Federalists, who saw the revolution as a step in the building of American nationhood and hold the Constitution most dear. Throughout the text, Ellis explains the personal, face-to-face nature of early American politics--and notes that the members of the revolutionary generation were conscious of the fact that they were establishing precedents on which future generations would rely.… (lisätietoja)
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derailer | 76 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 25, 2024 |
(2000)(audio)Very good history of the years immediately following the Revolutionary War and the 6 men Ellis feels are the pillars of the new country. A good companion to his George Washington bio I just read a week ago.
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derailer | 76 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 25, 2024 |
(2004)Very good biography in very readable style. Pretty much stays within span of 1753 to his death in 1799.
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derailer | 58 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 25, 2024 |



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