Friday, April 17, 2009

1780s: Founding Fathers

For the period immediately following the Revolution (all that founding stuff) I read Joseph Ellis' new book, American Creation.

My review: 2/5 stars

Ellis admits this is full of material that didn't make it into Founding Brothers or were his FAQs on his speaking tour. And it reads like that. Some of the chapters are interesting and well written, but other topics are too dry for the material or he spends too much time talking about what he is going to say instead of saying it.

(read December 2007)

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