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Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis
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it was amazing
bookshelves: historical, non-fiction, political, america

History is a learning tool that we use to make ourselves better...

Joseph J. Ellis in this book takes us back into the lives some of the men who pledged their lives, fortune, and honor in order to secure the independence of America. They were, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and others. They were the 18th century Statesmen who were not only known for their social success, but also for their political success and they have enjoyed a halo both domestically and internationally for their efforts and work to maintain the federal states of America. However, despite their success together, they were divided in ideologies. They all had their own temperaments which reacted with each other and since they all wanted to control power in some form, there was bound to be friction among them.

Mount Vernon Street produced George Washington who became the first president of America. According to Henry Adams, "he was a primary, or, if Virginians liked it better, an ultimate relation, like the Pole Star, and amid the endless restless motion of every other visible point in space, he alone remained steady, in the mind of Henry Adams, to the end. All the other points shifted their bearings; John Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin even John Marshall... ."
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Reading Progress

June 3, 2019 – Started Reading
June 3, 2019 – Shelved
June 4, 2019 – Shelved as: historical
June 4, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
June 4, 2019 – Shelved as: political
June 4, 2019 – Shelved as: america
June 4, 2019 – Finished Reading

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