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History Bookshelf: "Founding Brothers"- Joseph Ellis

Joseph Ellis

Joseph Ellis

Washington, DC
Saturday, February 12, 2011

Joseph Ellis talks about his book, “Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation.” The book examines some of the leaders on the American Revolution, including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Updated: Monday, February 7, 2011 at 6:57pm (ET)

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