Joseph J. Ellis





Joseph J. Ellis


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in The United States
July 18, 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...

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American Creation: Triumphs...

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First Family: Abigail and J...

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The Quartet: Orchestrating ...

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Revolutionary Summer: The B...

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Passionate Sage: The Charac...

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After the Revolution: Profi...

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Brotherhood of the Revoluti...

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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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