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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis 0375705244 9780375705243
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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis

In this landmark work of history, the National Book Awardwinning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individualsHamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madisonconfronted 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 Fathersre-examined here as Founding Brotherscombined 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 episodesHamilton and Burrs deadly duel, Washingtons precedent-setting Farewell Address, Adams administration and political partnership with his wife, the debate about where to place the capital, Franklins attempt to force Congress to confront the issue of slavery and Madisons attempts to block him, and Jefferson and Adams famous correspondenceFounding Brothers brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our nations history. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author: Joseph J. Ellis

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 304

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2002-02-05

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ISBN: 0375705244

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