"Illuminating . . . Compelling . . . It is Mr. Ellis's achievement that he once again leaves us with a keen appreciation of the good fortune America had in having the right men in the right places at the right times."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times
"Ellis is a storyteller, and a superb one too. He employs the same narrative technique he developed most successfully in "Founding Brothers". Throughout there is the same captivating colloquial style for which he is famous, and the same clarity of exposition."
--Gordon S. Wood, "New York Review of Books
"Joseph J. Ellis' "Founding Brothers" won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in history. "American Creation" is at least its equal and perhaps its superior."
"Mr. Ellis humanizes the founding generation without tearing them down--a delicate operation in a politically charged time."
--"The New York Sun"
"He writes history as it should be: as a page-turner."
"This subtle, brilliant examination puts Ellis among the finest of America's narrative historians."
"His books on early American history are national treasures."
--Roger Bishop, "Bookpage
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