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Ellis, Joseph J.

Overview
Works: 98 works in 427 publications in 8 languages and 36,949 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Performer
Classifications: E302.5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joseph J Ellis
Founding Brothers : the Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J Ellis( Book )

58 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 5,271 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 )

40 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 4,276 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
American sphinx : the character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J Ellis( Book )

41 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 3,476 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 )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 3,270 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 )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,189 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 congealed 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 Howe 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 )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,027 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
The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J Ellis( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would relinquish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their individual autonomy. The Quartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men responsible--some familiar, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, and some less so, such as Robert Morris and Governeur Morris. It was these men who shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force a calling of the Constitutional Convention, conspiring to set the agenda in Philadelphia, orchestrating the debate in the state ratifying conventions, and, finally, drafting the Bill of Rights to assure state compliance with the constitutional settlement"--
His Excellency George Washington by Joseph J Ellis( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,548 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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 3 languages 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 )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,195 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 )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American creation triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the Republic by Joseph J Ellis( Recording )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 974 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
Founding brothers by History Channel (Television network)( Visual )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume two begins with the race to succeed George Washington as president, a race that cost John Adams and Thomas Jefferson their friendship. Adams assumed an impossible job, following Washington as president and also made several ill-advised decisions. Jefferson learned from Adams' errors and enjoyed success before badly bungling his second term. The program concludes with the story of the Hamilton-Burr duel and a look at the eventual reconciliation between Adams and Jefferson
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 847 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
Revolutionary summer the birth of American independence by Joseph J Ellis( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 778 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
The New England mind in transition; Samuel Johnson of Connecticut, 1696-1772 by Joseph J Ellis( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson : genius of liberty by Library of Congress( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 561 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
The quartet orchestrating the second American revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J Ellis( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew
First family [Abigail and John] by Joseph J Ellis( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 437 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
First family Abigail & John Adams by Joseph J Ellis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 249 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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Founding Brothers : the Revolutionary Generation
Alternative Names
Ioseph Ioannes Ellis

Joseph Ellis US-amerikanischer Historiker

جوزف الیس

约瑟夫埃利斯

Languages
English (312)

German (4)

Chinese (2)

French (1)

Italian (1)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

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His Excellency : George WashingtonAmerican sphinx : the character of Thomas JeffersonAmerican creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republicFirst family : Abigail and JohnHis Excellency George WashingtonPassionate sage : the character and legacy of John AdamsFounding brothers the revolutionary generationAfter the Revolution : profiles of early American culture