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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.

Founding Brothers

Founding Brothers Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Perfection Learning
Release : 2002-02
ISBN : 9781613838655
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses how the greatest American statesmen of the 1790s--Adams, Burr, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and Washington--came together to define the new republic and direct its course for the coming centuries. Pulitzer Prize Winner.

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.

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.

Passionate Sage

Passionate Sage Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780393034790
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Passionate Sage is [Ellis s] best book. Judith Shulevitz, The New York Times Book Review "

American Sphinx

American Sphinx Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1998-11-19
ISBN : 0375727469
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Following Thomas Jefferson from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph J. Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. He gives us the slaveholding libertarian who was capable of decrying mescegenation while maintaing an intimate relationship with his slave, Sally Hemmings; the enemy of government power who exercisdd it audaciously as president; the visionarty who remained curiously blind to the inconsistencies in his nature. American Sphinx is a marvel of scholarship, a delight to read, and an essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy.

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Parameters Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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.

Liberty s Apostle Richard Price His Life and Times

Liberty s Apostle   Richard Price  His Life and Times Book
Author : Paul Frame
Publisher : University of Wales Press
Release : 2015-03-20
ISBN : 1783162171
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Born in the village of Llangeinor, near Bridgend in south Wales, Richard Price (1723–91) was, to his contemporaries, an apostle of liberty, an enemy to tyranny and a great benefactor of the human race. His friend Benjamin Franklin described aspects of his work as ‘the foremost production of human understanding that this century has afforded us’. A supporter of the American and French Revolutions, Price corresponded with the likes of Jefferson, Adams, Washington, Mirabeau and Condorcet. In November 1789 he publicly welcomed the start of the French Revolution and thus inspired not only Edmund Burke to write his rebuttal in Reflections on the Revolution in France, but also the Revolution Controversy, ‘the most crucial ideological debate ever carried on in English’. Price also brought to world attention the Bayes-Price Theorem on probability, which is the invisible background to so much in modern life, and wrote a fundamental text on moral philosophy. Yet, despite all this and more, he remains little-known beyond academia, a situation that this biography helps to rectify. Liberty’s Apostle tells his life story through his published works and, fully for the first time, his now published correspondence with a host of eighteenth century celebrities. The life revealed is of a truly remarkable Welshman and, as Condorcet remarked, of ‘one of the formative minds’ of the eighteenth century Enlightenment.

After the Revolution

After the Revolution Book
Author : Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release : 1979
ISBN : 9780393952001
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

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 North Carolina Historical Review

The North Carolina Historical Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Australasian Journal of American Studies

Australasian Journal of American Studies Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers Book
Author : Encyclopaedia Britannica
Publisher : Turner Publishing Company
Release : 2007-02-01
ISBN : 9781620455500
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An authoritative, accessible guide to the figures who shaped a nation How did upstart colonists solidify the ideas celebrated in the Declaration of Independence and defeat the powerful British army? How did thinkers from disparate backgrounds shape a government that transformed modern politics? The Founding Fathers explains how, putting valuable information on this historic period at your fingertips--straight from one of the most trusted sources of information around the globe. This comprehensive guide takes a compelling look at prominent statesmen such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and George Washington and lesser-known but influential leaders such as Samuel Chase, Charles Pinckney, and others. Alphabetized for easy reference, it also offers discussions of key issues, including slavery, the separation of powers, the presidency, and Deism and Christianity; events, such as the American Revolution, the Whiskey Rebellion, and the Louisiana Purchase; and documents, including the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Every special essay and concise entry--from ""Abigail Adams"" to ""George Wythe""--promotes the deeper understanding of the personalities, issues, and events that only Encyclop?dia Britannica can provide. The book's balanced, fact-based coverage of the Founding Fathers is especially relevant today, when differing interpretations of their intent are used in debates over current policies. The Founding Fathers is the ideal resource for anyone looking to hone his or her knowledge of the fascinating figures who wrote the first chapter of U.S. history.

Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for History

Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for History Book
Author : Heinz Dietrich Fischer,Erika J. Fischer
Publisher : De Gruyter Saur
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This informative series gives access to Pulitzer Prize-winning material and a comprehensive, systematic listing of materials and select reprints. Each volume is devoted to one prize category. Chronological coverage includes analyses, provided by the prize administration, of the factors behind awarding each prize.

Business Week

Business Week Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Grand Idea

The Grand Idea Book
Author : Joel Achenbach
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2005-06-02
ISBN : 9780743263009
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Grand Idea follows George Washington in the critical period immediately after the War of Independence. The general had great hopes for his young nation, but also grave fears. He worried that the United States was so fragmented politically and culturally that it would fall apart, and that the "West," beyond the Appalachian mountains, would become a breakaway republic. So he came up with an ambitious scheme: He would transform the Potomac River into the nation's premier commercial artery, binding East and West, bolstering domestic trade, and staving off disunion. This was no armchair notion. Washington saddled up and rode west on a 680-mile trek to the raucous frontier of America. Achenbach captures a Washington rarely seen: rugged frontiersman, real estate speculator, shrewd businessman. Even after his death, Washington's grand ambition inspired heroic engineering feats, including an audacious attempt to build a canal across the mountains to the Ohio River. But the country needed more than commercial arteries to hold together, and in the Civil War, the general's beloved river became a battlefield between North and South. Like such classics as Undaunted Courage and Founding Brothers, Achenbach's riveting portrait of a great man and his grand plan captures the imagination of the new country, the passions of an ambitious people, and the seemingly endless beauty of the American landscape.

Under God

Under God Book
Author : Tara Ross,Joseph C. Smith
Publisher : Richard Vigilante
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A path-breaking study of George Washington's forgotten views on the relation between church and state.

My Dearest Friend

My Dearest Friend Book
Author : John Adams,Abigail Adams
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780674026063
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a collection of letters between John and Abigail Adams that chronicle their lives and the events that surrounded them.

John Adams

John Adams Book
Author : Zachary Kent
Publisher : Enslow Pub Incorporated
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780766021839
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Profiles the life of John Adams, a major participant in the creation of the Declaration of Independence and the second president of the United States who played an important role in the nation's development.