I really enjoyed Founding Brothers. Joseph Ellis has become one of my favorite writers of history.
I liked the way he divided up the book into sections, and rather than give a chronological history lesson, he simply described a few events and what surrounded them: Hamilton and Burr's duel, the compromise made involving Hamilton's financial plan and Madison and Jefferson wanting the nation's capitol on the Potomac, etc.
I thought Ellis brought the seven people he discusses in the book to life.
If you can't tell, I really liked it.
The American Sphinx book is just as good if you haven't read it yet.
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