Ellis has a penetrating mind and a light pen. -- The Times, 13 February 2002
This is a fine piece of historical analysis that can be read for pleasure - and how rare that is. -- Independent,13 February 2002
this short, engrossing, brilliantly coloured account. . . a work of deep scholarship successfully masquerading as popular history. -- Guardian, 2 March 2002
About the Author
Joseph Ellis is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers
. His portrait of Thomas Jefferson, American Sphinx
, won the National Book Award in the United States. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, Ellen, and their youngest son, Alex.