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...

3.92 avg rating — 36,085 ratings — published 2000 — 29 editions
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His Excellency: George Wash...

3.90 avg rating — 30,892 ratings — published 2004 — 27 editions
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American Sphinx: The Charac...

3.90 avg rating — 18,613 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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American Creation: Triumphs...

3.95 avg rating — 8,921 ratings — published 2007 — 17 editions
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First Family: Abigail and John

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The Quartet: Orchestrating ...

4.12 avg rating — 3,972 ratings — published 2015 — 11 editions
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Revolutionary Summer: The B...

3.88 avg rating — 2,991 ratings — published 2013 — 12 editions
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Passionate Sage: The Charac...

4.03 avg rating — 2,172 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions
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After the Revolution: Profi...

3.68 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1979 — 5 editions
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Brotherhood of the Revoluti...

4.04 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 2004 — 3 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

“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

“[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



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