Joseph J. Ellis
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Joseph J. Ellis

Joseph J. Ellis is Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke and author of the National Book Award-winning American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers, and The Passionate Sage (Norton).
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    • American Dialogue

    • The Founders and Us
    • By: Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    Joseph J. Ellis examines four of our most seminal historical figures through the prism of particular topics, using the perspective of the present to shed light on their views and to make clear how their now centuries-old ideas illuminate the impasse of today's political conflicts....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fine work, even with the editorializing

    • By Casey Kerrick on 11-24-18

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Founding Brothers

    • The Revolutionary Generation
    • By: Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Bob Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    An illuminating study of the intertwined lives of the founders of the American republic - Adams, Burr, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, and Washington....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Narrative of the Founding Fathers

    • By Derick on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Quartet

    • Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789
    • By: Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    From Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the 13 colonies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful Gem

    • By Mike From Mesa on 10-20-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • His Excellency

    • George Washington
    • By: Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 711
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372

    From the French and Indian War to Mount Vernon, from the American Revolution to the presidency, Ellis delivers what will stand as the definitive biography of the greatest American icon....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Distracted By Narrator

    • By Gerard on 01-15-05

    Regular price: $29.95

    • American Sphinx

    • The Character of Thomas Jefferson
    • By: Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Susan O’Malley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 236

    For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight, even in his retirement....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New Download - Audio is GREAT!

    • By BP on 01-19-13

    Regular price: $21.68

    • American Creation

    • Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic
    • By: Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Joseph J. Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation's founding....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good But Not Quite There

    • By Slide01 on 06-02-13

    Regular price: $27.95

    • First Family

    • Abigail & John Adams
    • By: Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    John and Abigail Adams left an indelible and remarkably preserved portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Real History"

    • By leslie on 11-15-10

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Revolutionary Summer

    • The Birth of American Independence
    • By: Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Andrew on 12-18-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Passionate Sage

    • The Character and Legacy of John Adams
    • By: Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    A witty, clear, and thoughtful narrative of John Adams's later life at his home in Quincy....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Stays true to Audible's description

    • By Neil on 10-24-09

    Regular price: $18.16

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