Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award—winning author of American Sphinx 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... show more
In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award—winning author of American Sphinx 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.
Format: Unknown Binding
Publish date: February 5th 2002
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
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Through out the book I ended up with questions. They were not answered. I figure this could be considered good or bad depending how you look at it. The bad comes from finishing a book and walking away from it with questions.The good, I could possibly be motivated to read more and find the answers to...
This is a book of six essays written about pivotal moments in the founding of our country. They include:The Duel between Hamilton and Burr.The Behind the Scenes meetings that led to passage of Hamilton's financial plan and the location of the capital on the Potomac.The Silence agreed upon by all wh...
I admit: not my kind of book. History bores me to tears, for some reason. I think it's because I like a good story … and while yes, some events in history are good stories, I always feel so detached from them. Like, I can't relate to the people I'm reading about. I don't know. But anyway, I had to r...
I listened to this on audio -- good book, probably -- but not a topic (early american history) I have much interest in... Don't know why, but so it is.....
This is another outstanding book dealing with the Revolutionary Period. Ellis has become one of the more well known authors of the period and for good reason. He writing style is more formal than the popular McCullough, but he makes countless insights and has a logical method of looking at the gre...