Joseph J. Ellis





Joseph J. Ellis

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January 01, 1943

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Joseph J. Ellis, a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College, is a nationally recognized scholar of American history from colonial times through the early decades of the Republic. The author of seven books, he is recipient of the National Book Award in Nonfiction for American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson and the Pulitzer Prize for Founding Brothers. He lives in Massachusetts.


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Founding Brothers: The Revo...
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His Excellency: George Wash...
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American Sphinx: The Charac...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 11,545 ratings — published 1997 — 15 editions
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American Creation: Triumphs...
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First Family: Abigail and J...
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Revolutionary Summer: The B...
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Passionate Sage: The Charac...
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After the Revolution: Profi...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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Brotherhood of the Revoluti...
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What Did the Declaration De...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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“Because he could not afford to fail, he could not afford to trust.”
Joseph J. Ellis, His Excellency: George Washington

“[quoting someone else] the American constitution is a document designed by geniuses to be eventually interpreted by idiots”
Joseph J. Ellis, Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

“Lincoln once said that America was founded on a proposition that was written by Jefferson in 1776. We are really founded on an argument about what that proposition means.”
Joseph J. Ellis, Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

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