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Founding Fathers

The Founding Fathers loom large in the history books, but who were these people really? This series removes the pedestal from beneath these historical luminaries to examine their full humanity┬Śheroic and flawed, witty and scandalous, compassionate and sly, inventive and insecure, brilliant and brash.

Books in this Series

  • David Hackett Fischer, Paul Revere’s Ride
  • Joseph Ellis, American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
  • Joseph Ellis, Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams
  • Joseph J. Ellis, Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
  • Richard Brookhiser, Founding Father
  • Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Available Facilitators

How to Book this Series

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