Founding Brothers

Founding Brothers
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2003-12-16
ISBN 10: 9781400077687
ISBN 13: 1400077680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Founding Brothers Book Review:

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’ 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 nation’s history.

After the Revolution Profiles of Early American Culture

After the Revolution  Profiles of Early American Culture
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-03-17
ISBN 10: 0393072304
ISBN 13: 9780393072303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Revolution Profiles of Early American Culture Book Review:

Through portraits of four figures—Charles Willson Peale, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Dunlap, and Noah Webster—Joseph Ellis provides a unique perspective on the role of culture in post-Revolutionary America, both its high expectations and its frustrations. Each life is fascinating in its own right, and each is used to brightly illuminate the historical context.

American Dialogue

American Dialogue
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 038535343X
ISBN 13: 9780385353434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dialogue Book Review:

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. He discusses Jefferson and the issue of racism, Adams and the specter of economic inequality, Washington and American imperialism, Madison and the doctrine of original intent. Through these juxtapositions--and in his hallmark dramatic and compelling narrative voice--Ellis illuminates the obstacles and pitfalls paralyzing contemporary discussions of these fundamentally important issues.

Founding Brothers

Founding Brothers
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780571212170
ISBN 13: 0571212174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Founding Brothers Book Review:

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 successor; and Adams and Jefferson's correspondence at the end of their lives, in which they compared their views of the Revolution and its legacy. In a lively and engaging narrative, Ellis shows us the private characters behind the public personas, and argues that the checks and balances that permitted the republic to endure were intensely personal, rooted in the dynamic interaction of these men. Founding Brothers informs our understanding of American politics - then, and now.

Founding Brothers

Founding Brothers
Author: History Channel (Television network)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:690058752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Founding Brothers Book Review:

Founding Brothers

Founding Brothers
Author: Joseph J. Ellis,University Joseph J Ellis
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050301988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Founding Brothers Book Review:

"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 correspondence at the end of their lives, in which they compared their different views of the Revolution and its legacy."--BOOK JACKET.

Founding Brothers

Founding Brothers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780767046190
ISBN 13: 0767046196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Passionate Sage

Passionate Sage
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780393311334
ISBN 13: 0393311333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passionate Sage Book Review:

A look at the life and work of the second U.S. president discusses Adams's mind and personality, the events that shaped his thinking, his perspective on America's prospects, and his famous disagreements. By the author of the National Book Award-winning American Sphinx. Reissue.

Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers
Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2007-08-03
ISBN 10: 0470117923
ISBN 13: 9780470117927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Founding Fathers Book Review:

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.

Dr Joyce Brothers

Dr  Joyce Brothers
Author: Kathleen Collins
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-02
ISBN 10: 1442268700
ISBN 13: 9781442268708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dr Joyce Brothers Book Review:

This is the first book to examine the life and career of Dr. Joyce Brothers, a nearly ubiquitous figure who appeared on television from the mid-1950s (as a contestant on The $64,000 Question) through the twenty-first century. Known primarily for her insight as a psychologist, Brothers wrote a daily newspaper advice column for more than five decades until her death in 2013. The author situates Dr. Brothers within the context of the broader American culture, incorporating relevant social, cultural, and historical events into this biographical narrative.

Revolutionary Summer

Revolutionary Summer
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publsiher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2013-06-04
ISBN 10: 0307701220
ISBN 13: 9780307701220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revolutionary Summer Book Review:

The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of First Family presents a revelatory account of America's declaration of independence and the political and military responses on both sides throughout the summer of 1776 that influenced key decisions and outcomes.

First Family

First Family
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-10-26
ISBN 10: 0307594319
ISBN 13: 9780307594310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Family Book Review:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, best-selling author of Founding Brothers and His Excellency brings America’s preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic’s tenuous early years. John and Abigail Adams left an indelible and remarkably preserved portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence: both Adamses were prolific letter writers (although John conceded that Abigail was clearly the more gifted of the two), and over the years they exchanged more than twelve hundred letters. Joseph J. Ellis distills this unprecedented and unsurpassed record to give us an account both intimate and panoramic; part biography, part political history, and part love story. Ellis describes the first meeting between the two as inauspicious—John was twenty-four, Abigail just fifteen, and each was entirely unimpressed with the other. But they soon began a passionate correspondence that resulted in their marriage five years later. Over the next decades, the couple were separated nearly as much as they were together. John’s political career took him first to Philadelphia, where he became the boldest advocate for the measures that would lead to the Declaration of Independence. Yet in order to attend the Second Continental Congress, he left his wife and children in the middle of the war zone that had by then engulfed Massachusetts. Later he was sent to Paris, where he served as a minister to the court of France alongside Benjamin Franklin. These years apart stressed the Adamses’ union almost beyond what it could bear: Abigail grew lonely, while the Adams children suffered from their father’s absence. John was elected the nation’s first vice president, but by the time of his reelection, Abigail’s health prevented her from joining him in Philadelphia, the interim capital. She no doubt had further reservations about moving to the swamp on the Potomac when John became president, although this time he persuaded her. President Adams inherited a weak and bitterly divided country from George Washington. The political situation was perilous at best, and he needed his closest advisor by his side: “I can do nothing,” John told Abigail after his election, “without you.” In Ellis’s rich and striking new history, John and Abigail’s relationship unfolds in the context of America’s birth as a nation.

The Salem Clique

The Salem Clique
Author: Barbara S. Mahoney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780870718915
ISBN 13: 0870718916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Salem Clique Book Review:

"During the decade of the 1850s, the Oregon Territory progressed toward statehood in an atmosphere of intense political passion and conflict. Editors of rival newspapers blamed a group of young men whom they named the 'Salem Clique' for the bitter party struggles of the time. Led by Asahel Bush, editor of the Oregon Statesman, the Salem Clique was accused of dictatorship, corruption, and the intention of imposing slavery on the Territory. The Clique, critics maintained, even conspired to establish a government separate from the United States, conceivably a 'bigamous Mormon republic.' While not in agreement with some of the more extreme contemporary accusations against the Clique, many historians have concluded that its members were vicious and unscrupulous men who were able, because of their command of the Democratic Party, to impose their hegemony on the Oregon Territory's inhabitants. Other scholars have seen them as merely another manifestation of the contentious politics of the period. Although the Salem Clique has been given considerable prominence in nearly every account of Oregon's Territorial period, there has not been a detailed study of its role until now. What sort of people were these men? What was their impact on the issues, events, and movements of the period? What role did they play in the years after Oregon became a state? Historian Barbara Mahoney sets out to answer these and many other questions in this comprehensive and deeply researched history"--Publisher description.

Founding Father

Founding Father
Author: Richard Brookhiser
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1997-02-22
ISBN 10: 0684831422
ISBN 13: 9780684831428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Founding Father Book Review:

A revisionist biography of George Washington chronicles his quarter-century career in public life, from his heroic deeds as a leader through the legacy that has been passed down to his political descendants

American Creation

American Creation
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-10-30
ISBN 10: 0307267741
ISBN 13: 9780307267740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Creation Book Review:

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-party system, which stands as the founders’ most enduring legacy. Ellis is equally incisive about their failures, and he makes clear how their inability to abolish slavery and to reach a just settlement with the Native Americans has played an equally important role in shaping our national character. With eloquence and insight, Ellis strips the mythic veneer of the revolutionary generation to reveal men both human and inspired, possessed of both brilliance and blindness. American Creation is an audiobook that delineates an era of flawed greatness, at a time when understanding our origins is more important than ever.

The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers

The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers
Author: Thomas Fleming
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-11-03
ISBN 10: 9780061959639
ISBN 13: 0061959634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers Book Review:

In The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers from Smithsonian Books, historian Thomas Fleming, author of The Perils of Peace, offers a fresh look at the critical role of women in the lives of Washington, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison. Fleming nimbly takes readers through a great deal of early American history, as our founding fathers struggle to reconcile the private and public–and often deal with a media every bit as gossip-seeking and inflammatory as ours today.

Setting the World Ablaze

Setting the World Ablaze
Author: John E. Ferling
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780195150841
ISBN 13: 0195150848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Setting the World Ablaze Book Review:

Setting the World Ablaze is the story of the American Revolution and of the three Founders who played crucial roles in winning the War of Independence and creating a new nation: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Braiding three strands into one rich narrative, John Ferling brings these American icons down from their pedestals to show them as men of flesh and blood, and in doing so gives us a new understanding of the passion and uncertainty of the struggle to form a new nation. A leading historian of the Revolutionary era, Ferling draws upon an unsurpassed command of the primary sources and a talent for swiftly moving narrative to give us intimate views of each of these men. He shows us both the overarching historical picture of the era and a gripping sense of how these men encountered the challenges that faced them. We see Washington, containing a profound anger at British injustice within an austere demeanor; Adams, far from home, struggling with severe illness and French duplicity in his crucial negotiations in Paris; and Jefferson, distracted and indecisive, confronting uncertainties about his future in politics. John Adams, in particular, emerges from the narrative as the most under-appreciated hero of the Revolution, while Jefferson is revealed as the most overrated, yet most eloquent, of the Founders. Setting the World Ablaze shows in dramatic detail how these conservative men--successful members of the colonial elite--were transformed into radical revolutionaries.

His Excellency

His Excellency
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1400032539
ISBN 13: 9781400032532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

His Excellency Book Review:

Draws on the Washington papers from archives at the University of Virginia to chronicle George Washington's military career and presidential years, discussing his struggle to keep an emerging America united and other accomplishments.

The Accidental Billionaires

The Accidental Billionaires
Author: Ben Mezrich
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-07-14
ISBN 10: 9780385532198
ISBN 13: 0385532199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Accidental Billionaires Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER “The Social Network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.” —The New York Times Best friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University’s elite, competitive, and accomplished student body. Then, in 2003, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s computers, crashed the campus network, almost got himself expelled, and was inspired to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized communication around the world. With Saverin’s funding their tiny start-up went from dorm room to Silicon Valley. But conflicting ideas about Facebook’s future transformed the friends into enemies. Soon, the undergraduate exuberance that marked their collaboration turned into out-and-out warfare as it fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, big money, and lawyers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Founding Martyr

Founding Martyr
Author: Christian Di Spigna
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 0553419331
ISBN 13: 9780553419337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Founding Martyr Book Review:

A rich and illuminating biography of America’s forgotten Founding Father, the patriot physician and major general who fomented rebellion and died heroically at the battle of Bunker Hill on the brink of revolution Little has been known of one of the most important figures in early American history, Dr. Joseph Warren, an architect of the colonial rebellion, and a man who might have led the country as Washington or Jefferson did had he not been martyred at Bunker Hill in 1775. Warren was involved in almost every major insurrectionary act in the Boston area for a decade, from the Stamp Act protests to the Boston Massacre to the Boston Tea Party, and his incendiary writings included the famous Suffolk Resolves, which helped unite the colonies against Britain and inspired the Declaration of Independence. Yet after his death, his life and legend faded, leaving his contemporaries to rise to fame in his place and obscuring his essential role in bringing America to independence. Christian Di Spigna’s definitive new biography of Warren is a loving work of historical excavation, the product of two decades of research and scores of newly unearthed primary-source documents that have given us this forgotten Founding Father anew. Following Warren from his farming childhood and years at Harvard through his professional success and political radicalization to his role in sparking the rebellion, Di Spigna’s thoughtful, judicious retelling not only restores Warren to his rightful place in the pantheon of Revolutionary greats, it deepens our understanding of the nation’s dramatic beginnings.