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About the Author

Henry Adams was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 16, 1838, the son of American diplomat Charles Francis Adams and grandson of President John Quincy Adams. Educated at Harvard University, he worked in Washington, D.C., as his father's secretary before embarking on a career in journalism and näytä lisää later in teaching. A prominent American historian, he wrote several important historical works. His works include The Education of Henry Adams, Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, Esther: A Novel, and Democracy: An American Novel. He died on March 27, 1918 at the age of 80. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Education of Henry Adams (1907) 2,778 kappaletta
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres (1904) 1,089 kappaletta
Democracy: An American Novel (1880) 465 kappaletta
John Randolph (1882) 72 kappaletta
Esther (1884) 52 kappaletta
Henry Adams: Selected Letters (1992) 37 kappaletta
The War of 1812 (1999) 36 kappaletta
Chapters of Erie (1956) 31 kappaletta
A Henry Adams Reader (1958) 22 kappaletta
The life of Albert Gallatin (1879) 14 kappaletta
Democracy and Esther, Two Novels (1961) 10 kappaletta
The Tendency of History (1928) 5 kappaletta
Historical Essays (1891) 5 kappaletta
Essays in Anglo-Saxon Law (2004) 4 kappaletta
The life of George Cabot Lodge (2015) 3 kappaletta
The Works of Henry Adams (2010) 1 kappale
Lettres des mers du sud (1974) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Avustaja — 759 kappaletta
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Avustaja — 293 kappaletta
The Civil War: The First Year Told By Those Who Lived It (2011) — Avustaja — 234 kappaletta
The Portable Conservative Reader (1982) — Avustaja — 208 kappaletta
Modern American Memoirs (1995) — Avustaja — 184 kappaletta
The Civil War: The Third Year Told by Those Who Lived It (2013) — Avustaja — 138 kappaletta
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta

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Although parts are rather tedious reading it was very interesting to learn that the New England states were ready to leave the union over the trade embargo ordered to attempt to damage France and England for seizing US ships. An earlier possible split was planned by Aaron Burr, who wanted the western states to form a separate nation.
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ritaer | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 5, 2023 |
If you know a lot about the history of the second half of the 19th century, you will probably enjoy this book much more than the casual and the curious, as Adams does a lot of name-dropping without any kind of footnotes or contextual explanation. I was especially interested in Adams' description of his time as private secretary to his father, Charles Francis Adams, Lincoln's ambassador in England during the Civil War, and the diplomatic and political machinations that ocurred while trying to secure Britain's official neutrality.

There are some slow parts of the book, and his attempt to conclude with an overarching theory of history, detailed in scientific language, is unsuccessful in hindsight. Adams' ideas about the accelerating progress of technology and thought is really the culmination of Englightenment thinking, which would be disavowed by the modernists ten years after his death. Perhaps Adams would have revised his thinking if he had lived to see the cataclysm of 1914, and it is ironic how in the last lines of the book he wistfully hopes for a centenial reunion with his best friends King and Hay, to observe the progress and peace that humanity had created. The year: 1938.
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jonbrammer | 43 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2023 |
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ddonahue | 43 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 30, 2022 |
Democracy: This novel was published anonymously in the 1880s and concerns a young wealthy widow and her young unmarried sister traveling and staying in Washington, D. C. The heroine, Madeline Lee, is intelligent, bored with New York and Europe, and wants the opportunity to learn a bit about how politics work. Through Lee's eyes, you learn how Washington works and the kind of men who live and work there. There are Senators, lawyers, and visiting dignitaries set in post-Civil War D. C. A little love story thrown in and a big ball makes the story appealing to those of us who like that thing and of course, the true lesson here about Washington is "same as it ever was."… (lisätietoja)
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