Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

by Joseph J. Ellis | History |
ISBN: 0375705244 Global Overview for this book
Registered by southbos3279 of Boston, Massachusetts USA on 10/14/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by southbos3279 from Boston, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Journal Entry 2 by southbos3279 at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Journal Entry 3 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Watertown, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The book club book for my book club - thoroughly erudite (almost too much so); it helps to know / refer to / remember basic American history. Otherwise a thoroughly informative text, and Ellis is a good writer to boot.

Journal Entry 4 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Watertown, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, November 21, 2021
Really enjoying revisiting this. I hadn't finished it for book club 5 years ago, so will finish now.

Journal Entry 5 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Watertown, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Almost done ...

Journal Entry 6 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Little Free Library (Garnet Court) in London, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (5/18/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library (Garnet Court) in London, Ontario Canada

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Finished! Review forthcoming.

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Journal Entry 7 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Watertown, Massachusetts USA on Friday, May 20, 2022
Update: review.

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary GenerationFounding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Quite an impressive collection of narratives centered around six episodes in early Revolutionary American history. You get to see how the major figures of the early Republic managed to wrestle (or avoid wrestling with) key dilemmas that affected the founding of the United States. The characters (Hamilton, Jefferson, Washington, Adams) are portrayed in much more nuanced ways than one would find in a more general textbook.

Ellis writes in an eloquent, erudite manner, leading the reader in labyrinthine ways into his layered thoughts about the complexities of how the Founding Brothers worked to solve emergent problems after the Revolution. He carefully considers his primary sources, primarily documents sent from one figure to another.

Due to its density, the book is worth rereading.

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Journal Entry 8 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Little Free Library (Garnet Court) in London, Ontario Canada on Monday, May 23, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (5/23/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library (Garnet Court) in London, Ontario Canada

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