Book #28: Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Joseph J. Ellis
The Revolutionary era was an important and iconic era of our history. And with 200 years of retrospection, it is often easy to romanticize the constitutional era and believe that it was a period of ideological clarity and political unanimity. We often view the founding fathers as a generation of compatriots who worked together to build the nation we enjoy today. And while these men were all motivated by a unified vision for an American nation, their ideas for how that nation should be build were often vastly different. This is a fascinating look into the politics of the 1790’s and is a detailed accounting of a generation who gave of their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to give us the nation that we enjoy today.