The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789
Dependence. The Revolutionary War united the states briefly and a wide range of outcomes could have followed the end of fighting. Historian Joseph J. Ellis narrows in on the period from 1783 to 1789 in his book titled, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789. Ellis describes the ways in which four individuals, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison, nudged others toward the creation of the United States. The story of independence led to an opportunity for dependence of each state on others and on a central federal government. Ellis writes to please any general reader, and I found this book interesting from beginning to end.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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