American Dialogue

American Dialogue

The Founders and Us

Book - 2018
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The award-winning author of Founding Brothers and The Quartet now gives us a deeply insightful examination of the relevance of the views of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams to some of the most divisive issues in America today.

The story of history is a ceaseless conversation between past and present, and in American Dialogue Joseph J. Ellis focuses the conversation on the often-asked question "What would the Founding Fathers think?" He examines four of our most seminal historical figures through the prism of particular topics, using the perspective of the present to shed light on their views and, in turn, to make clear how their now centuries-old ideas illuminate the disturbing impasse of today's political conflicts. He discusses Jefferson and the issue of racism, Adams and the specter of economic inequality, Washington and American imperialism, Madison and the doctrine of original intent. Through these juxtapositions--and in his hallmark dramatic and compelling narrative voice--Ellis illuminates the obstacles and pitfalls paralyzing contemporary discussions of these fundamentally important issues.
Publisher: New York :, Random House Large Print,, 2018, ©2018.
Edition: First large print edition.
ISBN: 9781984833617
Branch Call Number: LPE 973. 3 ELL
Characteristics: x, 426 pages ; 24 cm

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Jun 22, 2019

Have you ever wondered how we got where we are in politics? You should pick up American Dialogue. The information provided here is well researched and the writing is engaging. You will come away from this book with a better understanding of where the United States began. You will also have an idea of how the Founding Fathers saw the future of this nation. Pick this up and get ready for a clear and concise history of the Revolution generation.

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