Founding Brothers

The Revolutionary Generation

Recommended by Andrea Wulf, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #4 in American Revolution, Ranked #12 in US Historysee more rankings.

Informs our understanding of American politics--then and now--and gives us a new perspective on the unpredictable forces that shape history.

An illuminating study of the intertwined lives of the founders of the American republic--John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.

During the 1790s, which Ellis calls the most decisive decade in our nation's history, the greatest statesmen of their generation--and perhaps any--came together to define the new republic and direct its course for the coming...

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Andrea Wulf Instead of writing a massive 700-page book, Ellis just gives you seven events which will tell you everything you need to know. (Source)

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