"Founding Brothers" by Joseph J. Ellis Analytical Essay by Paramount

"Founding Brothers" by Joseph J. Ellis
A book review of "Founding Brothers" by Joseph J. Ellis, a study of the American Revolution.
# 8599 | 1,215 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 03, 2003 in History (Leaders) , Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


A discussion of the book "Founding Brothers" by Joseph J. Ellis in which the American Revolution is seen through the points of view of six different prominent figures (Jefferson, Washington, Adams, Madison, Hamilton and Franklin). The paper analyzes each chapter (which looks at a different event from the eyes of different personality) in turn.

From the Paper:

"The fifth chapter and the sixth chapter take a look at the entwined lives of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. This book shows Jefferson as a scheming politician who believed in the theory that the ends justify the means. Therefore he wore a mask at all the times. He was a two faced man who on the face of John Adams professed deep friendship, but on the back he had no qualms in giving a stab. This chapter is a rude awakening to the fans of Thomas Jefferson as Ellis shows him to be a man more involved in showing off a character which will be revered for ages but at the same time being involved in backstabbing of the unassuming, and therefore inadequate, Adams."

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

"Founding Brothers" by Joseph J. Ellis (2003, February 03) Retrieved December 02, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/founding-brothers-by-joseph-j-ellis-8599/

MLA Format

""Founding Brothers" by Joseph J. Ellis" 03 February 2003. Web. 02 December. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/founding-brothers-by-joseph-j-ellis-8599/>