PositiveThe Wall Street JournalA synthesis of archived letters, popular biographies and colorful insights, with a nod or two to the Broadway hit \'Hamilton.\' ... Groom begins with short biographies of his central characters ... Tying together three famous leaders for a book-length narrative is the biggest challenge for a work like Patriots. The interplay of Hamilton, Jefferson and Adams is, however, much closer than that among the subjects of Groom’s earlier works ... As a biographer, Groom develops his Founding Brothers honestly and effectively. The relationship arc, by contrast, seems at times a bit disjointed, for the story is neither chronological nor exhaustive ... As with its three predecessors, Patriots breaks no new ground and offers no unique insights. Like Groom’s other works, it stands or falls on the author’s talent for weaving engaging stories for the general reader. Here is where Groom shines.