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Ellis, Joseph J.

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Works: 196 works in 514 publications in 2 languages and 35,146 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Film adaptations 
Roles: Honoree, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E302.5, B
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Founding brothers : the revolutionary generation by Joseph J Ellis ( Book )
50 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 5,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes material on John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington
His Excellency : George Washington by Joseph J Ellis ( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 4,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing from the newly catalogued Washington papers at the University of Virginia, the author paints a full portrait of Washington's life and career in the context of eighteenth-century America, richly detailing his private life and illustrating the ways in which it influenced his public persona. When Washington died in 1799, Ellis tells us, he was eulogized as "first in the hearts of his countrymen." Since then, however, his image has been chiseled onto Mount Rushmore and printed on the dollar bill. He is on our landscape and in our wallets but not, Ellis argues, in our hearts. Ellis strips away the ivy and legend that have grown up over the Washington statue and recovers the flesh-and-blood man in all his passionate and fully human prowess. In the pantheon of our republic's founders, there were many outstanding individuals. And yet each of them, Franklin, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison, acknowledged Washington to be his superior, the only indispensable figure, the one and only: His Excellency." Both physically and politically, Washington towered over his peers for reasons this book elucidates. His Excellency is a full, glorious, and multifaceted portrait of the man behind our country's genesis
American sphinx : the character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J Ellis ( Book )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 3,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this volume, the author sifts the facts from legends and rumors, treading a path between vilification and hero worship in order to formulate a plausible portrait of the man who still today "hover(s) over the political scene like one of those dirigibles cruising above a crowded football stadium, flashing words of inspiration to both teams."
American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic by Joseph J Ellis ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 3,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ironic examination of the founding years of our country. Historian Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation's founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders. He explains how the idea of a strong federal government, championed by Washington, was eventually embraced by the American people, the majority of whom had to be won over. And he details the emergence of the two-party system--then a political novelty--which today stands as the founders' most enduring legacy. But Ellis is equally incisive about their failures, making clear how their inability to abolish slavery and to reach a just settlement with the Native Americans has played an equally important role in shaping our national character. Ellis strips the mythic veneer of the revolutionary generation to reveal men possessed of both brilliance and blindness.--From publisher description
Revolutionary summer : the birth of American independence by Joseph J Ellis ( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer-winning American historian Joseph Ellis tells an old story in a new way, with a freshness at once colorful and compelling. The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country's founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history converged around them. In a brilliant and seamless narrative, Ellis meticulously examines the most influential figures in this propitious moment, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Britain's Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe. He weaves together the political and military experiences as two sides of a single story, and shows how events on one front influenced outcomes on the other--From publisher description
First family : Abigail and John by Joseph J Ellis ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John and Abigail Adams left a remarkable portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence: both were prolific letter writers (although John conceded that Abigail was the more gifted), and over the years they exchanged more than twelve hundred letters. Joseph J. Ellis distills them to give us an account both intimate and panoramic; part biography, part political history, and part love story. Ellis describes their first meeting as inauspicious--John was twenty-four, Abigail just fifteen, and each was entirely unimpressed. But they soon began a passionate correspondence that resulted in their marriage five years later. Over the next decades, the couple were separated nearly as much as they were together. When John became president, Abigail's health led to reservations about moving to the swamp on the Potomac, but he persuaded her that he needed his closest advisor by his side. Here, John and Abigail's relationship unfolds in the context of America's birth as a nation.--From publisher description
His Excellency George Washington by Joseph J Ellis ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the French and Indian War to Mount Vernon, from the American Revolution to the presidency, Ellis delivers what will stand the test of time as the definitive biography of the greatest American icon
Passionate sage : the character and legacy of John Adams by Joseph J Ellis ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readers will discover Adams to be both contentious and lovable, generous and petty, and the most intellectually profound of the revolutionary generation, a man who may have contributed to the earlier underestimates of his role in history, and whose perspective on America's prospects has relevance for us today
Founding brothers the revolutionary generation by Joseph J Ellis ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the intertwined careers of the founders of the American republic documents the lives of John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington
After the Revolution : profiles of early American culture by Joseph J Ellis ( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American creation triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic by Joseph J Ellis ( Recording )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of the early years of the American Republic analyzes the eventful last quarter of the eighteenth century, the accomplishments of the American founders, and the triumphs and failures that shaped the early nation and the American character
School for soldiers : West Point and the profession of arms by Joseph J Ellis ( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Founding brothers by Joseph J Ellis ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2 explores the ideological conflict that existed between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton and highlights Washington's farewell address. Volume 3 portrays the bitterly contested presidential election of 1796 and the difficult administration of John Adams. Volume 4 concludes with the poignant tale of the reconciliation between Adams and Jefferson, and the story of the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Brotherhood of the Revolution how America's founders forged a new nation by Joseph J Ellis ( )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chronological survey of the period from 1763 to 1800 and examination of the American Revolution. Key figures discussed include: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Paine, Joseph Plumb Martin, Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson
The New England mind in transition; Samuel Johnson of Connecticut, 1696-1772 by Joseph J Ellis ( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Jefferson : genius of liberty ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book examines and illustrates the largest assemblage of Jefferson documents from the rare and historical holdings of the Library of Congress
First family [Abigail and John] by Joseph J Ellis ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of "Founding Brothers" and "His Excellency" brings America's preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the republic's tenuous early years
Revolutionary summer the birth of American independence by Joseph J Ellis ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph J. Ellis' focus: the summer of 1776, the most dramatic few months in the story of our country's founding. The thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire. At the same time, the British dispatched the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic; it cruised off the coast of Staten Island in early July
Revolutionary summer [the birth of American independence] by Joseph J Ellis ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph J. Ellis' focus: the summer of 1776, the most dramatic few months in the story of our country's founding. The thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire. At the same time, the British dispatched the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic; it cruised off the coast of Staten Island in early July. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history congealed around them
First family Abigail & John Adams by Joseph J Ellis ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many first couples have come and gone, but John and Abigail Adams continue to be the quintessential American couple. Historian Ellis dissects hundreds of personal letters that were passed between John and Abigail throughout their relationship, from the earliest days of revolution to the time of Adams' presidency
 
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