Award-winning author Joseph J. Ellis’s shrewd analysis and lyric prose have made him one of the premier historians of early American history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Founding Brothers and the National Book Award for American Sphinx, Ellis provides fresh insight into familiar subjects, from the life of Thomas Jefferson to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Ellis received the Daughters of the American Revolution Award for The Passionate Sage, a biography of John Adams in which he brought to life the personality and achievements of America’s second president. His other critically acclaimed books include His Excellency George Washington, American Creation, and First Family. In Revolutionary Summer, Ellis focuses on the political and military events of the dramatic summer of 1776.