The Resource American dialogue : the founders and us, Joseph J. Ellis

American dialogue : the founders and us, Joseph J. Ellis

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American dialogue : the founders and us
Title
American dialogue
Title remainder
the founders and us
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We live in a divided America that is currently incapable of sustained argument and is feeling unsure of its destiny. Ellis shows how the founders went back to the Greek and Roman classics for seasoned wisdom in their time, and now he takes us back to our classics: America's founders. In discussing Thomas Jefferson and racism, John Adams and economic inequality, James Madison and constitutional law, George Washington and foreign policy, Ellis reminds us that the founders' greatest legacy lies not in providing political answers, but in helping us find a better way to frame the question. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
The story of history is a ceaseless conversation between past and present, and in American Dialogue, Joseph Ellis uses the perspective of the present to shed light on the views of the Founding Fathers. Examining four of the most seminal historical figures through the prism of particular topics, he makes clear how their now centuries-old ideas illuminate the disturbing impasse of today's political conflicts. 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"--
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10732744
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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  • 1460
  • 1460
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Political culture
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the Founding Fathers and us
Label
American dialogue : the founders and us, Joseph J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1020311614
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 283 pages
Isbn
9780385353427
Lccn
2017050340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1020311614
Label
American dialogue : the founders and us, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1020311614
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 283 pages
Isbn
9780385353427
Lccn
2017050340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1020311614

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