The Resource American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis

American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis

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American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic
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American creation
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triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic
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Joseph J. Ellis
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eng
Summary
From the prize-winning author of the bestselling Founding brothers and American sphinx, a masterly and highly ironic examination of the founding years of our country. The last quarter of the eighteenth century remains the most politically creative era in American history, when a dedicated and determined group of men undertook a bold experiment in political ideals. It was a time of triumphs; yet, as Joseph J. Ellis makes clear, it was also a time of tragedies--all of which contributed to the shaping of our burgeoning nation. From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation's founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders--Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, and Adams. He casts an incisive eye on the founders' achievements, arguing that the American Revolution was, paradoxically, an evolution--and that part of what made it so extraordinary was the gradual pace at which it occurred. He shows us why the fact that it was brought about by a group, rather than by a single individual, distinguished it from the bloodier revolutions of other countries, and ultimately played a key role in determining its success
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libretto or text
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TEFOD
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Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
973.3
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history
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Read by John H. Mayer
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Mayer, John H
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Politicians
  • United States
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • Political culture
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American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 10:57:33
  • OverDrive Audiobook
  • Electronic resource
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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electronic
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not applicable
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9781415942772
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(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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  • (OCoLC)190762465
  • ocn190762465
  • OCoLC
  • 1/538328
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  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 157496 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 10:57:33
  • OverDrive Audiobook
  • Electronic resource
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415942772
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)190762465
  • ocn190762465
  • OCoLC
  • 1/538328
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 157496 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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