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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation (2001)

von Joseph J. Ellis

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An analysis of the intertwined careers of the founders of the American republic documents the lives of John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington.
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Easily the best overview of the founders I've ever read. I feel like I understand their rivalries and conflicting ideas and personalities better than I have. The brief, well-written series of episodes helped Ellis focus his portraits, without leaving the ready feel like the narrative is incomplete. ( )
  poirotketchup | Mar 18, 2021 |
3.5 is the truest score (but, y'know, no decimal ratings on GR). I enjoyed it and I liked how it focused on more obscurely taught moments in early American history (the duel between Hamilton and Burr being the highest profile moment of the bunch) but Ellis tends to trail off with his thought process, and I felt that happened several times during the second half of the book as he tried to fit in every interesting detail possibly related to his thesis. Read it if for nothing else than the description of the letters exchanged between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail Adams, John Adams' better half in terms of political thinking and letter writing, IMHO. ( )
  sarahlh | Mar 6, 2021 |
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  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
What a small book to win a grand prize!

Still, with a lot of repetition, it could have been at least a quarter shorter.
(Too many times, readers may check to see when the chapter finally ends.)

Neither "Near nor farsighted," American Revolutionaries never considered that the land they claimed
as "peculiarly designed by Providence" was already occupied by many great and happy human beings.

This set the stage for their subsequent refusal to treat slaves as human beings.

Joseph Ellis strangely leads off his book with a totally depressing "The Duel."

Why he did not wait to gradually lead readers to this horror is never explained...
(He could learn a lot about pacing from Jacob Appel who saves Gregor Samsa for a finale.)
...Nor is why the fervent anti-duelists did not unite to prevent it.

"The Dinner" offers little more than repetitive and tedious intricacies.
"The Silence" is another over-one drawn out account.
"The Farewell" = hmmmmm.
With "The Collaborators, the plot picks up.

While the writing is smoother and the story better handled,
"The Friendship" is hard to read because of John Adams' clear betrayal
of his former baseline principles regarding slavery.

Questionable is Joseph Ellis' assertion that the American Revolutionary Generation
"did not devour its own children." What about the children of their slaves?
Who protected them? ( )
  m.belljackson | Jan 19, 2021 |
Fascinating vignettes from important moments in the Founding generation. This isn't so much a chronological overview of the Revolutionary year as a meditations on particular poignant moments and events in those early years. A positive in the book is the historical background given on certain decisions and situations. The intended readership is a general audience; overall I enjoyed this book and would recommended it to others. ( )
  MusicforMovies | Sep 14, 2020 |
 
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No event in American history which was so improbable at the time has seemed so inevitable in retrospect as the American Revolution.
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