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The Resource American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)

American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)

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American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic
Title
American creation
Title remainder
triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic
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Joseph J. Ellis
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Language
eng
Summary
From the prize-winning author of the bestselling Founding brothers and American sphinx, a masterly and highly ironic examination of the founding years of our country. The last quarter of the eighteenth century remains the most politically creative era in American history, when a dedicated and determined group of men undertook a bold experiment in political ideals. It was a time of triumphs; yet, as Joseph J. Ellis makes clear, it was also a time of tragedies--all of which contributed to the shaping of our burgeoning nation. From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation's founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders--Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, and Adams. He casts an incisive eye on the founders' achievements, arguing that the American Revolution was, paradoxically, an evolution--and that part of what made it so extraordinary was the gradual pace at which it occurred. He shows us why the fact that it was brought about by a group, rather than by a single individual, distinguished it from the bloodier revolutions of other countries, and ultimately played a key role in determining its success
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
973.3
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
E302.1
LC item number
.E44 2007ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
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Read by John H. Mayer
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Label
American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)
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Duration: 10:57:34
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digital storage
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not applicable
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stereophonic
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sky228354613
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781415942772
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5648c545-4213-49b4-a7b1-1abb13357c97
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sound
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digital recording
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile) or OverDrive Media Console 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
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Label
American creation : triumphs and tragedies at the founding of the republic, Joseph J. Ellis, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Duration: 10:57:34
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
sky228354613
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415942772
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5648c545-4213-49b4-a7b1-1abb13357c97
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile) or OverDrive Media Console 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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