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New York Times bestseller Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

Pulitzer Prize for Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation

National Book Award for American Sphinx, a biography of Thomas Jefferson

New York Times bestseller His Excellency: George Washington

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The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution,

Ellis' next book due out from Knopf in spring 2015, is likely to be controversial in scholarly circles, because it argues the Constitutional Convention and creation of a viable nation-state was a top-down process, instigated and orchestrated by four prominent leaders: George Washington, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. Ellis tells the story the same way he did in Founding Brothers, zooming in at the most propitious moments and letting the stories shape the analysis. "One discovery that surprised me," says Ellis, "was Jay's prominence and the literary quality of his letters. He deserves to ascend to the higher reaches of any American pantheon."