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  1. says:

    While reading the first part of this book I wished Aaron Burr had shot me

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    This book was the first book that ever made me cry because it was too hard to read pleasurably I felt like the author took stories we all already know about and locked himself in a dark room with a thesaurus and babelfish a

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    You would figure that the history of America’s “Revolutionary Era” would be milked dry by now and the stories of its players a stale drama This book represents the effort of a professional historian to for

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    And so while Hamilton and his followers could claim that the compromise permitted the core features of his financial plan to win approval which in turn meant the institutionalization of fiscal reforms with centralizing implications that would prove very difficult to dislodge the permanent residence of the capital on the Potomac institutiona

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    What an exciting book Ellis conducts you right into the political chaos of the early republic when the revolutionary fraternity was splintering in feuds faction and duels which are preferable to purges terrors and nights of long knives The very idea of a legitimate opposition did not yet exist in the political culture of the 1790s and the evolution of political parties was proceeding in an environment that continued to regard the

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    Ellis gives us six insightful vignettes of leaders of the early American Republic The author reminds us that the founders did not know whether their creation would last They did know that it was historic that it was fragile and that it was a bold experiment We have to judge them and their actions in that context in light of what they knew not what has since come to be true The underlying theme is the dichotomy between the suspicion of cent

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    Ellis doesn't write bad history and this effort is no exception An effort that illuminates the real men that our founders were

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    I picked this up in high school trying to impress myself with how learned I could be I really wasn't prepared for how much I enjoyed this book I didn't think I was going to read than a bit of it Instead I read it cover to cover and did it in less than two weeks Which for a book about revolutionary war history is pretty unusual for me This bo

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    Founding Brothers Joseph Ellis' Pulitzer Prize for History from 2001 is an amazing read I remember learning about the American Revolutionary War in high school and finding it and most of American history pretty boring I preferred European history class much and so until recently I kind of avoided the subject in my reading Well I have come around on that opinion In an effort to read about real presidents in my disarray a

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    I think giving this book five stars actually does a disservice to the author It deserves 20 Joesph Ellis' work Founding Brothers The Revolutionary Generation is a wonderful narrative that immerses the reader in the minds of the founders of the United States of America and explores the conseuences of their actions or ina

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In retrospect it seems as if the American Revolution was inevitable But was it In Founding Brothers Joseph J Ellis reveals that many of those truths we hold to be self evident were actually fiercely contested in the early days of the republic Ellis focuses on six crucial moments in the life of the new nation including a secret dinner at which the seat of the nation's capital was determined in exchange for support of Hamilton's financial plan; Washington's precedent setting Farewell Address; and t While reading the first part of this book I wished Aaron Burr had shot me I Love You Almost Always fiercely contested in the early days of the republic Ellis Gloom Town focuses on six crucial moments in the life of the new nation including a secret dinner at which the seat of the nation's capital was determined in exchange uinze dias for support of Hamilton's Cheating for the Chicken Man financial plan; Washington's precedent setting Farewell Address; and t While reading the The Last Runaway first part of this book I wished Aaron Burr had shot me

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He Hamilton and Burr duel Most interesting perhaps is the debate still dividing scholars today over the meaning of the Revolution In a fascinating chapter on the renewed friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson at the end of their lives Ellis points out the fundamental differences between the Republicans who saw the Revolution as a liberating act and hold the Declaration of Independence most sacred and the Federalists who saw the revolution as a step in the building of American nationho Ellis gives us six insightful vignettes of leaders of the early American Republic The author reminds us that the founders did not know whether their creation would last They did know that it was historic that it was fragile and that it was a bold experiment We have to judge them and their actions in that context in light of what they knew not what has since come to be true The underlying theme is the dichotomy between the suspicion of central government and the need for a durable union for survival and prosperity The Federalists led by northerners Hamilton and Adams were for a strong unified America that would take its place in the world the Republicans led by Virginians Jefferson and Madison represented southerners who wanted minimal government that would not interfere with the states That compromise could be reached that political vitriol could be overcome and that a document as strong flexible and enduring as the Constitution could be crafted was a great and not inevitable accomplishmentEllis takes us into the minds of the founders to show us how the interplay of ideas and personalities actually worked how history shaped the men and how in turn the men shaped history He starts with a story where compromise failed where political infighting succumbed to the revolutionary era s code of honor the duel Alexander Hamilton past his prime and with his own reputation sullied had vilified Aaron Burr for the past fifteen years Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel But rather than apologize Hamilton risked everything and lost his life against the self serving Burr Jefferson s Vice President Hamilton would not repudiate what he stood for a strong union Ellis focuses on trying to determine who shot first and whether they aimed to kill but I was fascinated by the strength of Hamilton s belief In the second story we learn where a compromise did work one vital to the future of America The assumption of state debts into a national debt pushed by Hamilton and the Federalists was accepted by Republican Virginians Jefferson and Madison in trade for placing the nation s capital on the Potomac Each side felt it walked away with a victory While the Virginians gave in to Hamilton s vision of a commercially vibrant union despite their disdain for central economic authority they felt their proximity to the new capital would give them greater influence with the new government At least this is the impression Jefferson gave Jefferson also realized as a former foreign minister that lack of a cohesive economic policy rendered America impotent in the eyes of Europe and left the southern plantations at the unbridled mercy of European banks The third story deals with the inability to deal with slavery Seen as an issue so divisive it would disassemble the republic silence and obfuscation were employed to keep the subject at bay Madison was the master of doubletalk He seemed to support northerners belief that slavery was an evil that made a mockery of the Declaration of Independence but Madison was only paying them lip service He made sure that no action was taken and that even discussion of slavery was considered out of bounds The Constitution itself was carefully crafted to make no direct mention of slavery In spite of this it allowed each slave to count as 35ths of a person and denied the federal government any right to prevent the importation of slaves for twenty years Northerners believed the emancipation of the slaves was inevitable thinking ultimately everyone would want to end such evil But in the south slavery was seen as an economic necessity and any argument or ambiguity was appropriate to keep it Thus again a compromise if only tacitly agreed to was made to keep the union intact but at what ultimate cost The fourth story is about George Washington s Farewell Address With his larger than life persona and reputation he was the one person who could cement the new republic together But his desire to centralize authority smacked too much of monarchy for many who had just fought against it With Washington retiring the country was at risk of scattering into separate states Not surprisingly then Washington s first point in his address was about the importance of national unity and the danger of single issue politics a warning still relevant Washington sought to ensure peace with the Jay treaty aligning US interests with England While beneficial territorially and economically to America opponents felt the US had succumbed to British power Why had we fought the revolution just to give our freedom back Jefferson was appalled Jefferson was a Francophile even approving of the French Revolution Jefferson took Robespierre The Committee of Public Safety and heads rolling in the streets of Paris in stride It was Jefferson who later used the phrase entangling alliances sometimes mistakenly attributed to Washington Jefferson had first turned against Washington when Washington raised a militia to uell the Whiskey Rebellion Jefferson asked what right the federal government had to make these farmers pay a tax Jefferson began denigrating Washington behind his back uestioning his judgement and whether senility was setting in Washington was well aware of Jefferson s attacks when he with Hamilton s considerable help wrote the Farewell Address Washington thus took care to produce a well thought out statement Worried that future presidents might not be able to hold the country together he proposed federal programs to strengthen the union a national university national military academy larger navy and even agricultural subsidies The underlying issue remains contentious to this day Is the federal government the friend or foe the problem or the solution Nothing better symbolizes the acrimonious political division of the country between supporters of weak government and those of strong than the split between Jefferson and Adams Their story is Ellis s fifth These friends and collaborators during the revolution became political enemies following Adams election as President Adams reached out to include Jefferson in his administration but Jefferson refused perhaps from political expediency than policy differences Jefferson following Madison s advice saw that any president following Washington was doomed to failure All the differences Washington s stature enabled him to keep at bay would now spill out into open hostility Jefferson with the help of Madison took every opportunity to undermine Adams spreading rumor and innuendo Adams didn t help himself signing the deeply unpopular Alien and Sedition Acts at the urging of his closest advisor wife Abigail Adams was also facing an arch enemy in his own party Alexander Hamilton who wanted to lead the New Army to take over America Despite all this Adams for the most part acted prudently and displaying great fortitude struck a peace treaty with France Unfortunately this came too late to help him in the 1800 election which he lost to Jefferson Adams and Jefferson would not communicate with each other for another 12 yearsThe sixth and final story is that of the Jefferson Adams correspondence that marked the beginning of reconciliation 12 years later It would continue for 13 years written as much for posterity as for each other Adams is visceral presenting his view of a contingent world subject to chance good fortune in the case of the revolution but uncertainty for the country s future Jefferson is elouent depicting the young nation s history as a natural flow of events leading to independence freedom and a future of prosperity and hope They worked through their differences with Adams spilling out his frustrations and Jefferson putting them in perspective The one huge exception was the dispute that the nation had swept under the carpet slavery Even the blunt anti slavery Adams did not bring this up with Jefferson The smooth spoken slave owning Jefferson felt it a topic to be resolved by the next generation Of all their disagreements the one they avoided is the one that would tear the republic apart Incredibly hundreds of miles apart both died within hours of each other on the fiftieth anniversary of their signing of the Declaration of Independence Two disparate spirits tightly intertwinedEllis takes us from a period when the nation was singular in purpose when there were no political parties Then underneath Washington s unifying presidency the first parties the Federalists and Republicans were forming Each party became a vociferous advocate for its view of the proper role of government As Jefferson wrote Adams it was this way even before there was an America The same political parties which now agitate the US have existed all thro time And in fact the terms of whig and tory belong to natural as well as civil history They denote the temper and constitution and mind of different individuals Today as Jefferson presciently saw the same divisive politics are still the norm Exceptionally gifted thoughtful leaders like Washington Adams and Jefferson are not Signaler un problème fascinating chapter on the renewed Bimbo friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson at the end of their lives Ellis points out the White Ivy founders did not know whether their creation would last They did know that it was historic that it was Love & Olives fragile and that it was a bold experiment We have to judge them and their actions in that context in light of what they knew not what has since come to be true The underlying theme is 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Od and hold the Constitution most dear Throughout the text Ellis explains the personal face to face nature of early American politics and notes that the members of the revolutionary generation were conscious of the fact that they were establishing precedents on which future generations would rely In Founding Brothers Ellis whose American Sphinx won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 1997 has written an elegant and engaging narrative sure to become a classic Highly recommended Sunny Delaney I picked this up in high school trying to impress myself with how learned I could be I really wasn t prepared for how much I enjoyed this book I didn t think I was going to read than a bit of it Instead I read it cover to cover and did it in less than two weeks Which for a book about revolutionary war history is pretty unusual for me This book deserves all the awards it got It s impressively researched fascinating shows sides to these men that I never would have learned about otherwise It read like a novel to me Except it s true Which is SO MUCH BETTER If you have any interest at all in the time period or history in general read it I promise you won t be disappointed A House of My Own Stories from My Life face to Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, face nature of early American politics and notes that the members of the revolutionary generation were conscious of the El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro fact that they were establishing precedents on which Fragonard Art and Eroticism future generations would rely In Founding Brothers Ellis whose American Sphinx won the National Book Award Mao Zedong for nonfiction in 1997 has written an elegant and engaging narrative sure to become a classic Highly recommended Sunny Delaney I picked this up in high school trying to impress myself with how learned I could be I really wasn t prepared The Monarchs Are Missing for how much I enjoyed this book I didn t think I was going to read than a bit of it Instead I read it cover to cover and did it in less than two weeks Which Touchstone for a book about revolutionary war history is pretty unusual Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding for me This book deserves all the awards it got It s impressively researched Love is Blind fascinating shows sides to these men that I never would have learned about otherwise It read like a novel to me Except it s true Which is SO MUCH BETTER If you have any interest at all in the time period or history in general read it I promise you won t be disappointed