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
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783 - 1789
From Pulitzer Prizewinning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. 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.