Founding Brothers

I just finished reading Founding Brothers, by Joseph J Ellis. It’s history as I like to read it – that is, the personal stories of the people at the center of the events. Having never attended an American high school, I never learned about the history of the early United States, and so what I know comes from books like this one and John Adams.

Founding Brothers was masterful and easy to read, giving me insight into events that were inexplicable to me before – in particular the Hamilton/Burr affair, which never made any sense to me.

Highly recommended.