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  • After the Revolution : Profiles of Early American Culture

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393322330
    • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
    • Published: March 2002
    Each of the four men depicted in this book had a vision of what kind of society post-Revolutionary America should be. Through portraits of these bellweather figures - Charles Wilson Peale, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Dunlap, Noah Webster - Joseph J. Ellis examines the currents that were shaping the new century. Notes, index. B&W illus. 256p.
  • American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307276452
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: October 2008
    A masterful examination of the early years of the American Republic analyzes the eventful last quarter of the eighteenth century, the accomplishments of the American founders, and the triumphs and failures that shaped the early nation and the American character. Reprint. 175,000 first printing.
  • American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679764410
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: April 1998
    In pursuit of his subject from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, the author unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character, sifting the facts shrewdly fromthe legends and the rumors to effect an 'essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy.' 448p. Pap.
  • American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679444909
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: January 1997
    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
  • First Family : Abigail and John

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307269621
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: October 2010
    A biography of Abigail and John Adams by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx.
  • First Family: Abigail and John Adams

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $15.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780307389992
    • Publisher: Vintage
  • Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $7.50
    Kindle Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375705243
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: February 2002
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Historian Joseph Ellis's lucid, landmark work presents the illuminating andbustling stories that describe how our early republic 'looked and felt'. Segues from psychological to political, evento physical analysis reveal the driving assumptions and riveting fears that animated Americans' evolution into the practical working of a formative governmental structure. Six fascinating episodes - ranging from Hamilton and Burr's deadly duel to the Jefferson/Madison correspondence bring to light the vital issues and personalities of a remarkable period of American history. Notes, Index. 288p.
  • Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375405440
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: October 2000
    An account of the sometimes collaborative, sometimes acutely antagonistic relations - focusing on a few telling moments - in the political careers of John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton,Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. 288p. Kindle Price: $11.99
  • His Excellency: George Washington

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $8.50 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400032532
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: November 2005
    One of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era offers a landmark new biography of 'the Foundingest Father of them all.' The National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner brings Washington into intimate focus, revealing a man who wielded heroic self-control over volcanic emotions, over the trajectory of his entire career. Ellis unearths the personal roots of Washington's animosity against the British and assesses his accomplishments as a general and president - a leader whose greatest legacy may be his renunciation of power and partisanship. A superb, incisive biography. Addenda. Illus. 352p.
  • Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393311334
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: 1993
    A look at the life and work of the second U.S. president discusses Adams' mind and personality, the events that shaped his thinking, his perspective on America's prospects, and his famous disagreements.
  • Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307701220
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: 2013
    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.
  • Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307946379
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: June 2014
    A Washington Post Notable BookA Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearThe summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history congealed around them.In a brilliant and seamless narrative, Ellis meticulously examines the most influential figures in this propitious moment, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Britain’s Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe. He weaves together the political and military experiences as two sides of a single story, and shows how events on one front influenced outcomes on the other.
  • The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89, Fourth Edition (The Chicago History of American Civilization)

    By S. Morgan

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226923420
    • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
    • Published: November 2012
    In The Birth of the Republic, 1763–89, Edmund S. Morgan shows how the challenge of British taxation started Americans on a search for constitutional principles to protect their freedom, and eventually led to the Revolution. By demonstrating that the founding fathers’ political philosophy was not grounded in theory, but rather grew out of their own immediate needs, Morgan paints a vivid portrait of how the founders’ own experiences shaped their passionate convictions, and these in turn were incorporated into the Constitution and other governmental documents. The Birth of the Republic is the classic account of the beginnings of the American government, and in this fourth edition the original text is supplemented with a new foreword by Joseph J. Ellis and a historiographic essay by Rosemarie Zagarri.
  • The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $14.00 - $25.15
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385353403
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: May 2015
    "The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would relinquish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their individual autonomy. The Quartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men responsible--some familiar, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, and some less so, such as Robert Morris and Governeur Morris. It was these menwho shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force a 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"--
  • The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

    By Joseph J. Ellis

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804172486
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: May 2016
    "The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would relinquish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their individual autonomy. The Quartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men responsible--some familiar, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, and some less so, such as Robert Morris and Governeur Morris. It was these menwho shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force a 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"--

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