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Founding Brothers

Founding Brothers Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2003-12-16
ISBN : 1400077680
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Book Discussion Kit Founding Brothers

Book Discussion Kit  Founding Brothers Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002*
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American Dialogue

American Dialogue Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2018-10-16
ISBN : 038535343X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Passionate Sage

Passionate Sage Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780393311334
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

American Creation

American Creation Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2007-10-30
ISBN : 0307267741
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

His Excellency

His Excellency Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book chronicles the life of George Washington, discussing his childhood, military years, presidency, and his impact on American politics.

Writing the Declaration of Independence

Writing the Declaration of Independence Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2015-06-30
ISBN : 1101971401
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A colorful, enlightening account of how Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, and the road to July 4: a selection from Joseph J. Ellis’s American Sphinx, winner of the National Book Award. How did the newest and youngest member of Virginia’s delegation to the Constitutional Congress come to write the founding document of the American project? In “Writing the Declaration of Independence,” Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Joseph J. Ellis outlines the life of the document and the road to its adoption on July 4. From Jefferson’s arrival in Philadelphia in 1775 in an ornate carriage along with four horses and three slaves, to a fascinating guided tour of the drafts and discussions (including the importance of a good speaking voice, the theatricality of Patrick Henry, and Jefferson’s tortured, ultimately discarded section blaming the king for American slavery), this is the true history of Independence Day.

The Quartet

The Quartet Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2015-05-12
ISBN : 0385353413
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Pulitzer Prize–winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. We all know the famous opening phrase of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this Continent a new Nation.” The truth is different. In 1776, thirteen American colonies declared themselves independent states that only temporarily joined forces in order to defeat the British. Once victorious, they planned to go their separate ways. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor a political guarantee that the colonies would relinquish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their autonomy as states. The Quartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men most responsible—George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison. These men, with the help of Robert Morris and Gouverneur Morris, shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force the calling of the Constitutional Convention, conspiring to set the agenda in Philadelphia, orchestrating the debate in the state ratifying conventions, and, finally, drafting the Bill of Rights to assure state compliance with the constitutional settlement. Ellis has given us a gripping and dramatic portrait of one of the most crucial and misconstrued periods in American history: the years between the end of the Revolution and the formation of the federal government. The Quartet unmasks a myth, and in its place presents an even more compelling truth—one that lies at the heart of understanding the creation of the United States of America.

American Sphinx

American Sphinx Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780679764410
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offers a reassessment of the life, image, and career of Thomas Jefferson, examining his complex personality, controversies about the man and his beliefs, and his accomplishments

After the Revolution

After the Revolution Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780393322330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Portraits of Charles Willson Peale, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Dunlap, and Noah Webster provide a perspective on the role of culture in post-Revolutionary America, both its high expectations and its frustrations.

First Family

First Family Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0307389995
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a narrative profile of the second president and his wife that traces their more than fifty-year partnership in such areas as civic and foreign affairs.

The Cause

The Cause Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
ISBN : 9781631498985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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George Washington claimed that anyone who attempted to provide an accurate account of the war for independence would be accused of writing fiction. At the time, no one called it the "American Revolution" former colonists still regarded themselves as Virginians or Pennsylvanians, not Americans, while John Adams insisted that the British were the real revolutionaries, for attempting to impose radical change without their colonists' consent. With The Cause, Ellis takes a fresh look at the events between 1773 and 1783, recovering a war more brutal than any in American history save the Civil War and discovering a strange breed of "prudent" revolutionaries, whose prudence proved wise yet tragic when it came to slavery, the original sin that still haunts our land. Written with flair and drama, The Cause brings together a cast of familiar and forgotten characters who, taken together, challenge the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people and a nation.

Revolutionary Summer

Revolutionary Summer Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2014-05
ISBN : 0307946371
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002-06
ISBN : 9780756754952
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Translation of a Selected Text from the Field of American History

Translation of a Selected Text from the Field of American History Book
Author : Jana Trousilová
Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Release : 2011-10
ISBN : 9783845472317
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book was written as a Bachelor's Thesis and it is divided into four main chapters: Theoretical part, Practical part, Commentary and Glossary. The Practical part is the translation of a selected text and remaining three parts focus on the theory of translation. The Practical part is translation of an extract from a book "Founding Brothers; The Revolutionary Generation" written by a historian Joseph J. Ellis. The extract is the first part of the second chapter called "The Dinner," the copy of which is added at the end of the Thesis in the appendix. The text deals with political situation of North American states in the 18th century after the American Revolutionary War in regard to particular personalities that played the most important role in this period of American history. Commentary is subdivided into two parts. The first part is macro approach which is concentrated on the analysis of the source text; it comments on the lexical level of the extract, the use of some words and terms and it deals with proper names and archaic expressions. The second part is micro approach which deals with the grammatical level and it compares the differences in the structure of both languages.

School for Soldiers

School for Soldiers Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis,Robert Moore
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First Family

First Family Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Random House Large Print Publishing
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9780739377833
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a narrative profile of the second president and his wife that traces their more than fifty-year partnership in such areas as civic and foreign affairs.

What Did the Declaration Declare

What Did the Declaration Declare  Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
Release : 1999-05-15
ISBN : 9780312190637
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What did the Declaration declare? An enduring mythology has grown up around the creation of the Declaration of Independence. Generations of Americans believe that Jefferson wrote it in his Philadelphia study, influenced only by the stirring of great events around him. Challenging this romantic ideal, the five historians included here find that the document was the result of many influences and that it may have even been a collaborative writing effort on the congressional floor. Investigating various angles of the argument, the authors pose a variety of opinions on the Declaration's authorship, influences, and ultimate impact.

The New England Mind in Transition

The New England Mind in Transition Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-09-24
ISBN : 9780783732930
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Founding Gardeners

The Founding Gardeners Book
Author : Andrea Wulf
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-02-03
ISBN : 1409022579
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A follow-up to Andrea Wulf's award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison's passion for nature, plants, agriculture and gardens shaped the birth of America. Through a series of vignettes spanning the Declaration of Independence to the death of Adams and Jefferson exactly fifty years to the day afterwards, these stories that weave the political, the personal and the botanical and are in turns funny, fascinating and moving. The Founding Gardeners shows that it is impossible to understand these visionary men and the American nation without considering their love of gardening.