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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation


Ellis recounts the sometimes collaborative, sometimes archly antagonistic interactions between these men, and shows us the private characters behind ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Overall customer rating: 4.572
Al S

Great read

by Al S on Dec 22, 2011

Really makes one understand how the political process works. Puts a human face on our founding fathers.The nitty details of what it takes to make the first true democracy work. Every high school political history class should read and discuss a segment of this book. More


Reads like a good history, mystery, and philosophy

by Catnap1 on Apr 28, 2009

I have now purchased this title in CD, and two paperbacks. Whenever I try to explain the American character, I find myself referring back to this text and buying it as a gift. Because they did not know in advance that they would not end up hanging either together or separately, these American ... More


Ellis is phenominal

by cweller on Oct 19, 2008

Joseph Ellis does an exceptional job of bringing out the relationships between the early leaders of our country. He is able to personify the subjects allowing them to become more then mere facts in a textbook and provides remarkable insight into the challenges they faced. More


Good book

by gatormash on Oct 4, 2007

It's a good book, very entertaining, but I am not sure how mr. Ellis came about some of his 'facts'. THe stories are good, but there are some holes that Mr. Ellis obviously speculated about. This should not be the last book someone reads on the founding fathers. More


Vintage Ellis

by Jim80 on Jul 10, 2007

This may be the best book master historian Joseph Ellis has written. It should appeal to the general reader as well as to the specialist. Very well written with the ability to grab and hold the reader. Each chapter concentrates on a different person by relating a specific incident in which they were ... More

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