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Very readable, engaging, with a focus on the issues and personalities rather than dates, facts, and figures. I really like Professor Ellis's style. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Dr. Randal Burris
Overall I enjoyed this book as I have all the others written by the author.
I did find that his opening statements on the big failures of the early government were often... Read more
Great! A wonderful well documented account of our country's early years!Published 3 months ago by John D. Barnett
Our founding fathers were with great imagination and learning. They intellectualized the truths that are the center of our construction of government and everyday life. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John M. Flaherty Jr.
Nice analysis of issues in the colonial era. Author's style takes a while to get used so give him a chance. It's worth it.Published 7 months ago by Richard Losh
Prof. Ellis is a modern master: he offers unusual insights and writes with remarkable grace. He substantiates his conclusions with clear reasoning, and his judgments are given... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Another history buff
I liked this book so much that I sent one to a friend after we had had a discussion about the founding of the American experiment. I like all of J. J. Ellis' books. Read morePublished 8 months ago by D. W. Wolbrink
Yet another great book from Ellis. He brings history to life and clarifies much of the story that makes us who we are.Published 9 months ago by Governor