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Founding Brothers

The Revolutionary Generation

by Joseph J. Ellis

Founding Brothers
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  • First Published:
    Oct 2000, 288 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 2002, 304 pages

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Alex (08/20/06)

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This book should be taken off the shelves! I found it more interesting to watch the puddle of drool form while I attemted to read this absolutley awful book. I used to be an A.P. student before this book FRIED my brain.
Nick (08/04/06)

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Stupidest book in the world.
cjm (07/29/06)

Reckless spawn of the devil
My mood has been apathetic since i have attempted to read this horrific novel or whatever you want to call it. I hate this book with a passion and it can burn in the pits of hell for the rest of eternity. I still can't understand the book even with the audio version. It is so overly analytical. I don't suggest this book to anyone who has a life. I still have two chapters to read and I have to a dialectic journals on each chapter, including the preface, and an essay on one of the people this book talks about. And it's due in 3 days. AND my AP US history teacher told us before the last school year was over that we cannot drop the class. I think I'm going to die before this school year even starts.
Robert Bryant (07/29/06)

Pure Hell
This book needs to go to hell and stay there forever and ever.
erica (04/19/06)

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What the hell Ellis? He is so defensive about Adams and blames Abigail and Jefferson for all his short comings. He forgets that Adams supported the 'bad" decisions. This book was good as far as history content, but you have to remember that Ellis tends to embellish the truth.
Janae Graves (03/06/06)

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Who actually talks like this! This book is way to hard to comprehend and I'm in pre-ap english. I don't think that older people would even understand this book. But I guess in a way its informative but all in all its a REALLY boring book!!!!
Allen (02/05/06)

I HATE THIS BOOK...
I'm in a ninth grade honors US History class. My teacher ,which to top off my situation is my aunt, asinged us to read this book and answer question, write summary's, ect. I think one person in my class has actually been able to finish a whole chapter. This book bores me to sleep, literally. I fell asleep three times in one class period trying to get through one chapter , which i have still yet to do. The man who wrote this book has to much time on his hands. How else could he accomplish to confuse so many people with one book. I mean come on, give us a break, my sister who is in a honors english class in colledge can't even read this book. Its information is good and acurate, but the content was not made for those who have a life. DON'T READ THIS BOOK IT WILL SWALLOW YOUR SOUL....
Mitch (10/30/05)

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This book was very good, managing to squeeze the highlight of over a decade into about 250 pages. Ellis did a wonderful job with descriptions. However there were a couple of manageable drawn-out sections. If you did not have the attention span or vocabulary to understand the book, maybe AP US History was a wrongful course placement. I am currently in AP US as a junior, and read this book by choice.
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