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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95
In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award?winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Joseph J. 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?Washington,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1998; US$ 16.95
National Bestseller For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight--and not only during his active political career. After 1809, his longed-for retirement was compromised by a steady stream of guests and tourists who made of his estate at Monticello... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
National Bestseller To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the Revolutionary era. Training his lens on a figure who sometimes seems as remote as his effigy on Mount Rushmore, Ellis assesses George... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
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. John and Abigail Adams left an indelible and remarkably preserved portrait of their lives... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95
A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis. 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... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00
From Pulitzer Prize?winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, 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. We all know the famous opening phrase of Lincoln?s Gettysburg Address: ?Four score and seven years ago our fathers... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99
A colorful, enlightening account of how Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, and the road to July 4: a selection from Joseph J. Ellis?s American Sphinx , winner of the National Book Award. How did the newest and youngest member of Virginia?s delegation to the Constitutional Congress come to write the founding document... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 94.99
The book provides timely analyses of overarching themes (voting laws, campaign finance and redistricting) from the 2012 campaign cycle as well as case studies of important 2012 congressional races. Collectively the concepts and cases will give college undergraduate students a compelling narrative explanation of America?s electoral process and the... more...