Joseph John Ellis (born 1943) is an American historian. His book Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation (2000) received the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2001.
The 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winners: History
The 2001 citation for Ellis's "Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation," including a list of his other major works, biography, and the jurors.
Frontline - Jefferson's Blood: Joseph Ellis
A lengthy interview with the historian on slavery, Thomas Jefferson and his relationship with Sally Hemings, and the social and intellectual climate of the revolutionary-era United States.
Joseph Ellis: the Vietnam wannabe
Comment on the historian's lie about serving in the Vietnam War.
Mount Holyoke College: Joseph Ellis
Profile of Joseph Ellis with links to related articles.
New York Times Books: Founding Brothers
An excerpt from and review of Ellis' The "Revolutionary Generation."
Time Magazine: A History Of His Own Making
Essay examining reasons why Ellis would have fabricated a story about a Vietnam tour of duty.
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