Joseph Ellis Books

Joseph Ellis

Joseph Ellis, a professor of history at Mount Holyoke since 1972, is one of the nation’s foremost scholars of American history. He is the author of seven books, including bestsellers American Sphinx, which won the National Book Award (1997); Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation, which received the Pulitzer Prize in history (2000); and His Excellency: George Washington (2004). His most recent books, American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies in the Founding of the Republic and Revolutionairy Summer: The Birth of American Independence

Ellis’s commentaries have been featured on CSPAN, CNN, and PBS’s Lehrer News Hour. He has appeared in several documentaries on early America, including “John and Abigail [Adams]” for PBS’s The American Experience and a History Channel documentary on George Washington. His essays and book reviews appear regularly in national publications, such as The New York Times, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to frequent public lectures throughout the United States, Ellis conducts seminars for federal judges with Professor Gordon Wood of Brown on “The Founders and Original Intent.”

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307701220
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Published: Knopf - June 4th, 2013

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375705243
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Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2002

American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679764410
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Published: Vintage - April 7th, 1998

After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393322330
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 17th, 2002