Founding Brothers

What is Ellis' premise? Idea of Founding Brothers?

What is his theory? What is the basic idea of the Founding Brothers and what principle does he organize the six major episodes around?

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Through a series of six defining events from U.S. history, the author deftly explores the challenges faced by the Founding Fathers as they formed the new government of the United States after the Revolutionary War. The book is split into seven sections, each of which focuses on either an event or an issue. Ellis attempts to examine the time not from a particular perspective, but from both foresight and hindsight. He attempts to impart both the "sense of urgency" felt at the time, and the improved perspective afforded by centuries of hindsight. His aim is to explore the relationships and conflicts that these particular men had, and the extent to which those personalities either shaped or were shaped by the turbulent period in which they lived and secured their historical reputations.