Founding Brothers

Founding Brothers

The Revolutionary Generation

Book - 2002 | 1st Vintage Books ed
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An analysis of the intertwined careers of the founders of the American republic documents the lives of John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2002, c2000
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780375705243
Characteristics: xi, 288 p. ; 21 cm


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Jan 10, 2018

Great book, a little hard to understand at times. Lots of great info.

Jun 07, 2017

This book is fantastic I'm learning a lot about the founding history of the United States I didn't know and hadn't considered. Joe's long drawnout writing style is very sleep inducing so it is making great bedtime reading I can seldom read more than one page before I am sound asleep. Most educational way to get to sleep I've ever found.

Apr 12, 2017

I had to push myself to finish this book. I felt like the author took pains to develop support for his conclusions, sometimes at the expense of readability. Still, I am glad I stuck with the task. It ended up as a good review of key players in our nation's infancy.

Vincent T Lombardo Oct 02, 2015

Ellis writes interpretive history, not biography or narrative history, but his passive voice and turgid prose mask conclusions that are quite ordinary. I started this book but could not finish it, just like I started and could not finish two of his previous books, "American Sphinx and "Passionate Sage". I think that Ellis is overrated.

cayuga60 Mar 12, 2011

Character matters, and how important it was in the founding of our country. Don't miss this Pulitzer-Prize winner.


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